Tortorella joins exclusive coaching group with another 100-point season

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John Tortorella, one of the best.

After defeating the New Jersey Devils on Sunday, the Columbus Blue Jackets collected two points to reach the century-point club for the first time in franchise history. It was the third time for coach John Tortorella.

Tortorella is now just one of eight coaches to total a 100-point season with three different clubs. The surly bench boss previously did so in 2011-12 with the New York Rangers (109 points) and in 2003-04 with Tampa Bay (106 points), a year in which the Lightning went on to win the Stanley Cup.

Coach Teams 100-point seasons
Scotty Bowman MTL - BUF - PIT - DET 16
Ken Hitchcock DAL - PHI - STL 11
Bryan Murray WSH - DET - OTT 6
Pat Quinn PHI - VAN - TOR 5
Mike Keenan PHI - CHI - NYR 5
Darryl Sutter CHI - CGY - LAK 4
Peter Laviolette CAR - PHI - NSH 4
John Tortorella TBL - NYR - CBJ 3

It marks another accomplishment in a season in which the veteran coach has rebranded himself. Just don't tell Tortorella.