Alain Vigneault among finalists

Updated: April 29, 2011, 12:40 PM ET
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Pittsburgh's Dan Bylsma, Nashville's Barry Trotz and Vancouver's Alain Vigneault have been named the finalists for this year's Jack Adams Award, given annually to the league's top coach.

Vigneault led the Canucks to their first Presidents' Trophy and the franchise's first 50-win season. The Canucks were the league's best in both offense (3.15 goals a game) and defense (2.20 GAA) this season.

Bylsma found a way to overcome the long-term absences of injured stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin and push the Penguins to the postseason.

Trotz, the second-longest tenured coach in the NHL, led the Predators to their sixth playoff berth in seven seasons.

The winner will be announced at the NHL awards show June 22 in Las Vegas.