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NHL Jack Adams Trophy Odds: Hurricanes Coach Brind’Amour The Favorite

NHL Jack Adams Award odds: Carolina's Rod Brind'Amour is the betting favorite.

The Carolina Hurricanes finished with the third-most points in the league this season and endured significant injuries to the goaltending position, so perhaps it’s not surprising that the man behind their bench is the NHL Jack Adams Trophy odds favorite as the league’s coach of the year.

NHL coaches had to navigate unique circumstances in managing their teams during the 56-game season, having to contend with expanded rosters, taxi squads and the absence of players due to COVID-19.

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Online sportsbook Bovada has listed Carolina head coach Rod Brind’Amour as the -250 favorite to win the Jack Adams Award. He’s followed by Joel Quenneville (+400), Dean Evason (+400), Jon Cooper (+950) and Bruce Cassidy (+950) to round out the choices on the oddsboard.

Cassidy, the head coach of the Boston Bruins, won the award last year.

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NHL Jack Adams Award Odds

Odds to Win the 2021 jack Adams Award
Rod Brind’Amour-250
Joel Quenneville+400
Dean Evason+400
Jon Cooper+950
Bruce Cassidy+950

Odds as of June 4 at Bovada

Brind’Amour is the Jack Adams Betting Favorite

NHL Jack Adams Trophy odds start with Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour at the top. While he did have a talented roster at his disposal, Brind’Amour lost starting goaltender Petr Mrazek on January 30 after just four starts and did not get him back until April 4. The Hurricanes went on to win the Central Division over defending champion Tampa Bay and fellow powerhouse Florida despite using a tandem of goalies – who were likely going to be backups – for most of the season.

Rookie goalie Alex Nedeljkovic went on to post a 15-5-3 record and a league-leading .932 save percentage among goalies who played 20 or more games.   

It has become a bit of a theme in recent years that the Jack Adams Trophy would go to the coach whose team overperformed due to an outlier goalie performance (think Patrick Roy in 2014). And although the Hurricanes are a legitimately good team, if Brind’Amour takes the award, it would be under similar circumstances.  

He is the -250 favorite in NHL Jack Adams Trophy odds, representing 71.43 per cent implied odds to win according to our sports betting calculator.

Long Shot: Jon Cooper (+950)

Somehow, despite being one of the best coaches in the league for one of the consistently best teams in the league, Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper has never won a Jack Adams Trophy.

This could be the year he takes home the award as the Lightning, who finished third in the Central Division after winning the Stanley Cup in the bubble last season, overcame a couple of major hurdles and look poised to make a run at a Cup repeat.

The Lightning were without arguably their best player all season as Nikita Kucherov was recovering from surgery and they were also without captain Steven Stamkos for a significant portion of the year.

As good as the Lightning are, Cooper’s odds are long because ultimately his team finished third in its division, with a loaded roster, after winning the Cup last season.

At +950, Cooper’s implied odds to win the Jack Adams Award are 9.52 per cent.

Best Value Pick: Dean Evason (+400)

In terms of NHL Jack Adams Trophy odds, Minnesota Wild coach Dean Evason presents the best value.

Of the teams represented in these odds, the Wild have the least talented roster of the bunch. The Wild were also the most surprising as the other four teams were all expected to be Cup contenders.

Evason did a fantastic job squeezing a 35-16-5 record out of the Wild, who finished just seven points behind both Colorado and Vegas.

At +400, Evason’s implied odds to win Jack Adams Award are 20 percent according to our sports betting calculator.