LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Bob Hartley of the Calgary Flames has won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's top coach.

Hartley accepted the award Wednesday night at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas.

Hartley led the Flames to a 20-point improvement in his third season behind their bench, finishing third in the Pacific Division with a 45-30-7 record. Calgary also earned its first post-season berth since 2009 and advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2004.

Hartley beat out Nashville's Peter Laviolette and the New York Rangers' Alain Vigneault for the Adams Award.