Winnipeg Jets head coach Rick Bowness has one last thing to look forward to in connection to the 2023-24 NHL season.

The NHL announced on Friday, May 3, that Bowness has been named one of three finalists for the Jack Adams Award. The award is given out each year to "the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team’s success."

Vancouver Canucks’ Rick Tocchet and Nashville Predators' Andrew Brunette are the other two finalists.

Despite an early exit from the playoffs, Bowness has seen a lot of success in his first two seasons as the head coach of the Jets. The team set several franchise records this year, including a 35-game streak allowing three goals or fewer between Nov. 4, 2023, and Jan. 20, 2024. They also set a record in the middle of that streak going 14 games in a row with two goals or less, and setting a record twice for longest win streak at eight games, and longest point streak at 14 games. 

Bowness holds the league record for most games coached by an assistant or head coach with over 2,600 games under his belt. 

The 69-year-old hinted to reporters on Thursday, May 2, that he's already made a decision on the future of his coaching career and said he would make those details known soon.

His nomination for the Jack Adams Trophy is the first time in franchise history a coach has been named a finalist.