John Francis Tortorella is an American professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is the head coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League. Tortorella was previously the head coach of the New York Rangers, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Vancouver Canucks; he led Tampa Bay to the 2004 Stanley Cup championship. He is the first American-born NHL coach to reach 500 wins, and has twice won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's top coach. Tortorella is well-known for his outspoken and sometimes confrontational nature, which has included criticizing his own players as well as media members.
|Born:||June 24, 1958, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Occupation:||Ice hockey coach, player|
About John Tortorella
NHL coach who led the Tampa Bay Lightning to a Stanley Cup Championship in 2004. After his time in Tampa Bay, he went on to coach the New York Rangers, Vancouver Canucks and Columbus Blue Jackets. He won the NHL's Jack Adams Award in 2004 and 2017.
John Tortorella Before Fame
He attended Concord-Carlisle High School. He later became a member of the school's Hall of Fame.
Achievement of John Tortorella
While playing NCAA hockey, he earned the nickname of "The Paper Italian."
John Tortorella Family Life
His brother Jim also played hockey at Concord-Carlisle High.
Associations of John Tortorella
He coached goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin to a Stanley Cup victory with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004.
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