In just his first year as an NHL bench boss, Patrick Roy was awarded the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's top coach. Roy led the Avalanche to a dramatic turnaround. In 2012-13, the club finished 29th in the NHL and last place in the Western Conference. Just one year later, the Avalanche finished with the league's third best record and the Central Division title.
Roy was the runaway winner of the Jack Adams Award, receiving 68 of 95 first place votes to hold off fellow nominees Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings and John Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning.