Blue Jackets' Tortorella wins Jack Adams Award

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Charles LeClaire / USA Today Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella has taken home the Jack Adams Award, presented to the coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success, selected in a poll of NHL Broadcasters' Association members. He beat out Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock and Edmonton Oilers bench boss Todd McLellan.

Tortorella led the Blue Jackets to a franchise-best 108 points, only a year after they finished with the fourth-worst record in the NHL. It is his second career Jack Adams Award, also taking home the honors back in 2004 when he was with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Tortorella tallied 39 first-place votes, as seen below: