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Senators coach MacLean wins Adams award for NHL coach of the year

Friday, 06.14.2013 / 5:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

CHICAGO - Ottawa Senators head coach Paul MacLean has won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's coach of the year.

MacLean led the Senators to a 25-17-6 record despite missing star forward Jason Spezza and Norris Trophy-winning defenceman Erik Karlsson for most of the season.

The Senators were also without the services of starting goaltender Craig Anderson for a significant amount of time.

The Senators not only made the playoffs, they eliminated the favoured Montreal Canadiens in five games in the first round of the post-season before losing to Pittsburgh in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

MacLean has a 66-48-16 record over two seasons with the Senators.

Earlier, Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks won the Selke Trophy as the NHL's best defensive forward.

Toews, who was second in the NHL after winning 59.9 per cent of his faceoffs, narrowly beat out the Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron. The other finalist was the Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk.

It's Toews' first Selke trophy, but the second time he's been named a finalist.

The 25-year-old centre was ranked third in the league in plus-minus and was considered the best all-around player in the Western Conference.

In other awards, Ray Shero of the Pittsburgh Penguins was named general manager of the year.

Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1