LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Barry Trotz of the Washington Capitals won the Jack Adams Award on Wednesday as the top coach in the NHL for 2015-16.

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Barry Trotz of the Washington Capitals won the Jack Adams Award on Wednesday as the top coach in the NHL for 2015-16.

The 53-year-old Trotz led the Capitals to 56-18-8 mark as the club captured the Presidents' Trophy as the league's top regular-season club.

Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz poses with the Jack Adams Award after winning the award at the NHL Awards show, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz poses with the Jack Adams Award after winning the award at the NHL Awards show, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

He was a top-three selection on 80 of the 89 ballots cast, including 58 first-place votes.

Also nominated were Lindy Ruff of the Dallas Stars and Gerard Gallant of the Florida Panthers.

Ruff led the Stars to a 50-23-9 record that culminated in the club finishing first in the Western Conference and second in the overall standings with 109 points.

Gallant led the Panthers to a 47-26-9 record and the Atlantic Division title. A first-time finalist, Gallant's 47 wins set a franchise-high, as did the team's 103 points.

Both Ruff and Trotz were nominated for a third time in their careers.