The third Panther to be named for an award Panthers Head Coach Gerard Gallant has been named a finalist for the Jack Adams award which is for coach of the year. Since Gallant came to the Panthers we have gone from 66 points (2013-14) to 91 (2014-15 Gallant’s first year) to a record setting 103 points (2015-16). Gallant has done a great job. He deserves to be coach of the year. His rivals for the award are Barry Trotz from Washington and Lindy Ruff from Dallas.