Rod Brind ‘Amour’ received a three-year contract extension from the Carolina Hurricanes, which led to three consecutive playoff appearances.
A few hours later, Brind’Amor learned that he was the winner of the Jack-Adams Trophy, awarding the most valuable coach in the NHL for the final campaign.
Defending Stanley Cup champions Tampa Bay won the Hurricanes Central Division title before losing in the second round at the hands of Lightning.
The 50-year-old Brind’Amor contract expires this season. He and Hurricanes owner Tom Dundan have publicly indicated that they expect the contract extension to be agreed upon.
“It’s just time,” Brind’amore said Thursday.
Brind’Amour, who won the Stanley Cup with the Hurricanes in 2006 after the 2002 final, tracked the company back out of the playoffs for nine consecutive seasons.
After taking office in 2018, Brind ‘Amour led her team to the playoffs, where she defeated then-champion Washington Capitals on her way to the Eastern Final. Last year, he made the playoffs after a qualifying round victory at the Toronto Bubble.
This is the first time this season has reached the playoffs for three consecutive years since moving from Hartford in 1997.
“This team is a part of me so it’s hard for me to think about doing this work elsewhere,” Brind’amour insisted. I am here for the moons. It tells me more about the people I come to work with every day. It doesn’t exist anywhere else. ”
Brind ‘Amour is 120-66-20 in three seasons and 17-17 in the playoffs. He won the Jack-Adams Trophy for the first time in his career.
Joel Quenneville of the Florida Panthers and Dean Evasan of the Minnesota Wild are the other two finalists for head coach this year.