Bruce Boudreau, Anaheim Ducks
Boudreau has won the award once before, when coaching with the Washington Capitals in 2007-08. He was hired by Anaheim in December of 2011, in the midst of the Ducks having a horrible season. In the lockout shortened season, Boudreau led the Ducks to a Pacific Division title and the number 2 seed overall in the Western Conference. This season was the best season for Anaheim since they won the cup in 2007. With a star studded roster provided to him, it is no shock that he was able to turn things around in Anaheim this season.