BOB MURDOCH was the second Jets coach to win the JACK ADAMS AWARD. This edition of the Winnipeg Jets finished in the middle of the Smythe Division with 85 points. The club had finished last in their division the previos season. An increase of 11 wins helped the team climb back into the ranks of being a competitive entity in the NHL.
Coach Mike Milbury of the Boston Bruins placed second in ADAMS' voting.