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BLOG: McLellan a Jack Adams finalist

by Chris Wescott / Head Writer

Oilers Head Coach Todd McLellan is one of three finalists for the 2016-17 Jack Adams Award. One of McLellan, Toronto's Mike Babcock or Columbus' John Tortorella will be announced as the winner on June 21, during the 2017 NHL Awards in Las Vegas.


The annual award is given to the NHL head coach who has "contributed the most to his team's success."

McLellan led the Oilers to a regular season record of 47-26-9 this year, and 103 points. The Oilers made the post-season for the first time since 2006, and recorded their first 100-point season since 1986-87.

Their 33-point improvement from 2015-16 was the best in the League.

McLellan has been a finalist for the Jack Adams before, finishing third in voting with the San Jose Sharks in 2008-09.

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