The winner of the Jack Adams Award will be revealed Thursday during Game 3 of the Semifinals between the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning.
The award is given annually to the coach voted the best in the NHL by members of the NHL Broadcasters' Association. .
Brind'Amour coached the Carolina Hurricanes (36-12-8) to their best-ever points percentage (.714), first in the Discover Central Division and the third-best record in the NHL.
Brind'Amour won 46 games in 2018-19, his first season as coach, and guided the Hurricanes to their first Stanley Cup Playoff berth in nine seasons.
Evason guided the Minnesota Wild (35-16-5) to their best-ever points percentage (.670) and a playoff berth in his first full season as coach, one season after taking over and going 8-4-0 to help Minnesota qualify.
The Wild scored 3.21 goals per game, the most in team history, and had three winning streaks of at least five games, including a seven-game run that was part of a stretch when Minnesota earned points in 14 of 15 games (11-1-3) from April 10-May 8.
The Panthers had their highest points percentage (.705) and most goals per game (3.36) in their history.
Florida tied for fourth with the Washington Capitals in goals per game and were ninth in goals-against per game (2.70), after allowing 3.25 last season (tied with the New Jersey Devils for third worst in NHL).
Bruce Cassidy of the Bruins won the Jack Adams Award last season