1972–73 AHL season

The 1972–73 AHL season was the 37th season of the American Hockey League. Twelve teams played 76 games each in the schedule. The Cincinnati Swords finished first overall in the regular season, and won the Calder Cup championship.

1972-73 AHL season
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Regular season
F. G. "Teddy" Oke TrophyNova Scotia Voyageurs
Season MVPBill Inglis
Top scorerYvon Lambert
Calder Cup playoffs
Finals championsCincinnati Swords
  Runners-upNova Scotia Voyageurs

Team changes

Final standings

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points;

East GP W L T Pts GF GA
Nova Scotia Voyageurs (MTL)76431815101316191
Boston Braves (BOS)7634291381248256
Rochester Americans (VAN)7633311278239276
Providence Reds (NYR)7632301478253255
Springfield Kings (LA)7618421652265344
New Haven Nighthawks (NYI/MIN)7616402052246331
West GP W L T Pts GF GA
Cincinnati Swords (BUF)7654175113351206
Hershey Bears (PIT)7642231195326231
Virginia Wings (DET)7638221692258221
Richmond Robins (PHI)7630361070272280
Cleveland / Jacksonville Barons (independent)762344955251329
Baltimore Clippers (independent)7617481145210315

Scoring leaders

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Yvon LambertNova Scotia Voyageurs76525210484
Tony FeatherstoneNova Scotia Voyageurs74495410378
Morris StefaniwNova Scotia Voyageurs64307110180
Bill InglisCincinnati Swords7540579729
Jeannot GilbertHershey Bears7429427124
Rene DroletRichmond Robins7634538730
Orest KindrachukRichmond Robins72355186133
Rick DudleyCincinnati Swords64404484159
Danny SchockRichmond Robins7448368437

Calder Cup playoffs

Division Semifinals Division Finals Calder Cup Final
1 Nova Scotia 4
4 Providence 0
1 Nova Scotia 4
Eastern Division
2 Boston 0
2 Boston 4
3 Rochester 2
E1 Nova Scotia 1
W1 Cincinnati 4
1 Cincinnati 4
4 Richmond 0
1 Cincinnati 4
Western Division
3 Virginia 2
2 Hershey 3
3 Virginia 4

Trophy and award winners

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Cincinnati Swords
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, East Division:
Nova Scotia Voyageurs
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, West Division:
Cincinnati Swords
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Bill Inglis - Cincinnati Swords
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Yvon Lambert - Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Ron Anderson - Boston Braves
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Ray McKay - Cincinnati Swords
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Michel Larocque & Michel Deguise - Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Floyd Smith - Cincinnati Swords
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Richard F. Canning
James H. Ellery Memorial Award
Outstanding media coverage:
Jerry Linquist, Baltimore

See also


Preceded by
1971–72 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1973–74 AHL season
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