Dan Bylsma has been nominated for the Jack Adams Trophy as the NHL coach of the year:
"To see your name next to names like Scotty Bowman, Bob Johnson and Herb Brooks in Pittsburgh history, let alone coaches in NHL history. And to think about your name getting mentioned as a Coach of the Year, a Jack Adams candidate is humbling."
– Dan Bylsma
Barry Trotz from Nashville and Alain Vigneault from Vancouver are the other two nominees.