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Jack Adams
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1959
Jack Adams, Toronto Arenas.jpg
Born June 14, 1895
Fort William, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 09 in (175 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Toronto/Toronto Arenas
Vancouver Millionaires
Toronto St. Pats
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 1917–1927

John James "Jack" Adams (June 14, 1895May 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.

Awards & achievements

  • 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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