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Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour is one of the favorites in the Jack Adams Award odds.
Head coach Rod Brind'Amour of the Carolina Hurricanes looks on against the Florida Panthers during the Eastern Conference Final of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Photo by Joel Auerbach Getty Images via AFP.

Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour is among the favorites in the Jack Adams Award odds ahead of the 2023-24 NHL season, and Sportsbook Review betting analyst Neil Parker has evaluated the NHL Coach of the Year market and shares his thoughts based on the NHL odds from our best sports betting apps.

The NHL preseason has already started, so it’s a perfect time to look at the Jack Adams Award odds from our best NHL betting sites

The top of the odds lists features a duo of favorites led by Carolina Hurricanes bench boss Rod Brind’Amour. He’s followed by New Jersey Devils head coach Lindy Ruff. 

Additionally, the Jack Adams Award markets feature sneaky disparity in the available prices from shop to shop, which isn’t as common on most of the other NFL futures odds lists. 

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Jack Adams Award odds 2024

(Jack Adams odds as of Sept. 26)

Rod Brind'Amour+600+950 🔥+600+700+750
Lindy Ruff+800+950 🔥+800+800+650 ❄️
Don Granato+1000+1700 🔥+1000+1200+1500
Jay Woodcroft+1000+1100+1000+1200 🔥+1100
Jared Bednar+1200+950 +1600 🔥+1500+750 ❄️
Dave Hakstol+1500+3000 🔥+1800+1500+2000 
Bruce Cassidy+1500+2000 🔥+1200 ❄️+1500+1600
Peter DeBoer+1500+1500+1600+1800 🔥+1400 ❄️
Todd McLellan+1500+1500+1400 +1800 🔥+1400
Sheldon Keefe+1500+1100 ❄️+1600 🔥+1500+1400

Jack Adams Award odds analysis

Brind’Amour opened as the favorite, and I’d expect him to continue hanging at the top of the Jack Adams Award odds lists with the season beginning soon. It is definitely worth pointing out that bettors can’t find a single industry-high price through DraftKings or bet365, while the other three of our best sportsbooks all have multiple high outliers.

Additionally, FanDuel particularly stands out with the best price for a number of favorites. 

Jack Adams Award odds movement

I’m not anticipating notable Jack Adams Award odds movement until the regular season begins in October. After all, there hasn't been a single adjustment at the top of the odds boards in this market for over a month.

Jack Adams Award odds 2024: Favorite

Rod Brind’Amour, Hurricanes (+950 via FanDuel)

Despite being a fitting favorite, I’m not sure the narrative street will be wide enough for Brind’Amour to sway voters in his direction.

After all, the Carolina Hurricanes won the Metropolitan Division, finished with the second-most points in the NHL and made the Eastern Conference Final. I give the ‘Canes a better shot of failing to repeat those accomplishments than improving upon them.

Jack Adams Award odds 2024: Contender

Don Granato, Sabres (+1700 via FanDuel)

The Buffalo Sabres are loaded with emerging stars, and Granato can guide them to their first postseason berth since the 2011 playoffs.

He’s already improved the team in consecutive years, and there is room for turnover in the competitive Atlantic Division – especially if the Buffalo blueline takes another step forward defensively. 

Jack Adams Award odds 2024: Long shot

Dave Hakstol, Kraken (+3000 via FanDuel)

This nod is all about price, and the number through FanDuel is much better than what’s available across our other best sports betting sites.

Hakstol finished third in the Adams voting last season, and the Kraken featuring few star players works in his favor. If Seattle is once again better than the sum of its parts, Hakstol should receive a lot of credit for the Kraken’s success again.

Jack Adams Award odds 2024: Fade

Jay Woodcroft, Oilers (+1200 via Caesars)

Unless the Edmonton Oilers run away from the league and win the President’s Trophy by a landslide, I’m skeptical that Woodcroft can build a strong enough narrative to be named coach of the year.

Edmonton has the best one-two punch in the NHL up the middle, and Woodcroft already has a high-end .683 winning percentage as a head coach.

Recent Jack Adams Award winners

2022-23Jim MontgomeryBoston Bruins
2021-2022Darryl SutterCalgary Flames
2020-2021Rod Brind'AmourCarolina Hurricanes
2019-2020Bruce CassidyBoston Bruins
2018-2019Barry TrotzNew York Islanders
2017-2018Gerard GallantVegas Golden Knights
2016-2017John TortorellaColumbus Blue Jackets
2015-2016Barry TrotzWashington Capitals
2014-2015Bob HartleyCalgary Flames
2013-2014Patrick RoyColorado Avalanche

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Jack Adams Trophy FAQ

Who won the Jack Adams Trophy last year?

Boston Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery won the Jack Adams Trophy for the 2022-2023 season, finishing ahead of Seattle Kraken head coach Dave Hakstol, and New Jersey Devils head coach Lindy Ruff.

When will the Jack Adams Trophy be decided?

Votes for the Jack Adams Trophy from the Professional Hockey Writers' Association must be filed before the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin. The regular season ends on Thursday, April 18, 2024.

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