ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Hockey League (NHL) announced today that Capitals head coach Barry Trotz is the recipient of the 2015-16 Jack Adams Award, presented to the head coach who has "contributed the most to his team's success” as voted by members of the NHL Broadcasters' Association.
Trotz becomes the third head coach in Capitals franchise history to win the Jack Adams Award, joining Bryan Murray (1983-84) and Bruce Boudreau (2007-08). Trotz guided the Capitals (56-18-8, 120 points) to the Presidents' Trophy as the NHL's top regular-season club, setting franchise records in wins and road wins (27). Washington’s 120 points and 29 home wins were one shy of club records. The Capitals were dominant at both ends of the ice in 2015-16, ranking second in the NHL in goals per game (3.02) and goals-against per game (2.33). Washington also finished the season ranked second in penalty killing (85.2%) and fifth in power-play percentage (21/9%). Trotz was selected to serve as head coach of the Metropolitan Division team at the 2016 NHL All-Star Game in Nashville.
Trotz coached his 1,300th NHL game on Nov. 27, 2015, against Tampa Bay, becoming the 10th coach in NHL history to reach 1,300 games. In addition, he earned his 649th career win on March 2, 2016 vs. Toronto, passing Ron Wilson (648) for ninth place on the all-time NHL coaching wins list. Trotz has posted a 658-523-60-119 record in his career and ranks ninth on the all-time NHL coaching wins list and 10th on the games coached list (1,360). In addition, he ranks fourth among active coaches behind only Joel Quenneville (Chicago), Ken Hitchcock (St. Louis) and Lindy Ruff (Dallas).