Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy enjoying his home life during NHL shutdown.
(Photo Credit: Christopher Evans/ Boston Herald)

By: Lucas Pearson  |  Follow Me On Twitter @LucasPearson_

Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy, along with Alain Vigneault (PHI) and John Tortorella (CBJ) have been named the finalists for the 2020 Jack Adams Award.

Cassidy has coached the Bruins to a 44-14-12 record this year, capturing the Presidents’ Trophy as the league’s best regular season team. The Bruins also have the best goal differential and goals allowed average in the entire league. This is Cassidy’s second time as a finalist for the award, the first coming in 2018.

The former Washington Capitals coach has notably been a key factor in the development of many of the Bruin’s younger defenseman. As he was formerly the coach of the Providence Bruins, Cassidy has upped the game of guys like Charlie McAvoy, Matt Grzelcyk, Jeremy Lauzon and Connor Clifton. Their transition from the minors to the big leagues have been seamless, and I think Cassidy needs to be attributed to much of that success.

Since joining the Bruins mid-season after the firing of Claude Julien, the Bruins and Cassidy have been at the top of the league in almost every team stat. In his three full seasons as head coach, Cassidy has helped the Bs win the 2nd most games in the league (143), score the 6th most goals in the league (751), allow the fewest goals in the league (590) and have the league’s 2nd best powerplay percentage (24.9%).

A big congratulations to Bruce Cassidy on a well deserved accomplishment.

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