TED HEADS TO THE NHL AWARDS SHOW
The invitation has been extended and accepted. The tuxedo is ordered. And what a fascinating scene it will be.
New Islanders head coach Ted Nolan, making his triumphant return to the NHL, will present the Jack Adams Award for coach of the year at the 2006 NHL Awards Television Special on June 22.
Nolan will be joined by co-presenter Marc Crawford, the new coach of the Los Angeles Kings. This year's three very worthy nominees for the Adams Award? Former Islanders coach Peter Laviolette, Rangers coach Tom Renney and Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff, Nolan's successor with the Sabres.
"I was really honored when the NHL called," said Nolan. "What better way to get back into things? It will be a fun way to start off what will be a big weekend for the Islanders in Vancouver."
Nolan won the Jack Adams Award in 1996-97 after leading Buffalo to a 40-30-12 record.
Fans in the United States can catch the NHL Awards show on OLN with coverage beginning at 8:00 pm EST. The show is on CBC throughout Canada.