Jack Adams
The only man who is on the Stanley Cup as a player, Coach and a General Manager, Jack Adams may have been inducted as a player in 1959, but if the Hall allowed for multiple inductions, Adams would have been enshrined as many times as he appears on the Cup.

A tough player and respectable goal scorer, Adams twice aided his teams (Toronto Arenas in 1918 & Ottawa in 1927). His enshrinement as a player to the Hall was justified, but it was as a Head Coach that he achieved his greatest success. Adams joined Detroit and led the Red Wings to three Stanley Cups in 1936, 1937 & 1943. He would repeat this incredible feat as a General Manager taking Detroit to four Cups in the 1950’s. There should be no wonder as to why a major award (for Coach of the Year) is named after him.

The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
Fort William, Ontario, Canada

Elected In:


Played for:
Toronto Arenas
Toronto St. Pats
Vancouver Millionaires
Ottawa Senators

Major Accolades and Awards:
Stanley Cup Rings (9) (as a player) ( Toronto Arenas, 1917 & Ottawa Senators 1927) (as a coach) (Detroit Red Wings, 1936, 1937 & 1943) (as a general manager) (1950, 1952, 1954 & 1955)

Should Jack Adams be in the Hall of Fame?

I totally agree with this induction. - 0%
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I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0%
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Kick him out! - 100%
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