Jack Adams

Canadian professional hockey player (1894-1968)

John James "Jack" Adams (June 14, 1895 – May 1, 1968) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player, coach and general manager in the National Hockey League and Pacific Coast Hockey Association. He was a Hall of Fame player during a 10 year professional career with Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa. He is best known for his 36-year association with the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL as coach or general manager. He later became president of the Central Hockey League.

Jack Adams
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1959
The head and torso of a male caucasian hockey player. He is wearing a sweater with two buttons on the chest and two on the collar. The words "Jack Adams right wing" are written in the lower right corner.
Born (1894-06-14)June 14, 1894
Fort William, Ontario, Canada
Died May 1, 1968(1968-05-01) (aged 73)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Toronto Arenas
Vancouver Millionaires
Toronto St. Patricks
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 1917–1927

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  • Won Stanley Cup as Player 1918 Toronto, 1927 Ottawa
  • Won Stanley Cup as Manager-Coach 1936-37-43 with Detroit
  • Won Stanley Cup as Manager 1950-52-54-55 with Detroit
  • Named in his honour, the Jack Adams Award was introduced in 1974 and is awarded annually to the most outstanding coach in the NHL.
  • Lester Patrick Trophy in 1966.
  • Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1959.
  • First All-Star Team Coach in 1937 & 1943.
  • Second All-Star Team Coach in 1945.

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  • Coleman, Charles L. The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1926 inc. p. 572.

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