LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Dan Bylsma is the NHL’s coach of the year.
He was recognized with the Jack Adams Award on Wednesday after helping the Pittsburgh Penguins register 106 points despite losing Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin to serious injuries.
Bylsma finished ahead of Nashville’s Barry Trotz and Vancouver’s Alain Vigneault in voting conducted by the NHL Broadcasters’ Association.
The 40-year-old has spent parts of the past three seasons coaching the Penguins.
Entertainer Donny Osmond presented Bylsma with the award.