1980–81 AHL season

The 1980–81 AHL season was the 45th season of the American Hockey League. Nine teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Hershey Bears finished first overall in the regular season. The Adirondack Red Wings won their first Calder Cup championship.

1980-81 AHL season
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Regular season
F. G. "Teddy" Oke TrophyMaine Mariners
Season MVPPelle Lindbergh
Top scorerMark Lofthouse
Calder Cup playoffs
Finals championsAdirondack Red Wings
  Runners-upMaine Mariners

Team changes

Final standings

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against; PTS = Points;

Maine Mariners (PHI)804528797319292
New Brunswick Hawks (CHI/TOR)8037331084317298
Nova Scotia Voyageurs (MON/QUE)803837581335298
Springfield Indians (BOS)803441573312343
Hershey Bears (WSH/QUE)8047249103357299
Adirondack Red Wings (DET)803540575305328
Binghamton Whalers (HFD/PIT)803242670296336
New Haven Nighthawks (NYR)8029401169295321
Rochester Americans (BUF)803042868295316

Scoring leaders

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Mark LofthouseHershey Bears744855103131
Dan DaoustNova Scotia Voyageurs80386098106
Tony CassolatoHershey Bears7448469423
Dave GormanNova Scotia Voyageurs7843479082
Normand AubinNew Brunswick Hawks7943468999
Guy CarbonneauNova Scotia Voyageurs7835538887
Jean-Francois SauveRochester Americans5629548321
Craig LevieNova Scotia Voyageurs80206282162
Paul EvansMaine Mariners7828528049
Reg ThomasNova Scotia Voyageurs7436437990

Calder Cup playoffs

Division Semifinals Division Finals Calder Cup Final
1 Maine 4
4 Springfield 3
1 Maine 4
North Division
2 New Brunswick 3
2 New Brunswick 4
3 Nova Scotia 2
N1 Maine 2
S2 Adirondack 4
1 Hershey 4
4 New Haven 0
1 Hershey 2
South Division
2 Adirondack 4
2 Adirondack 4
3 Binghamton 2

Trophy and award winners

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Adirondack Red Wings
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, North Division:
Maine Mariners
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, South Division:
Hershey Bears
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Pelle Lindbergh - Maine Mariners
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Mark Lofthouse - Hershey Bears
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Pelle Lindbergh - Maine Mariners
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Craig Levie - Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Pelle Lindbergh & Robbie Moore - Maine Mariners
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Bob McCammon - Maine Mariners
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Tony Cassolato - Hershey Bears
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Ed Anderson
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Rick Wheeler, Rochester, (newspaper)
Russ Small, Hershey, (radio)
Simeon Smith, Rochester, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Brent Hancock, Hershey Bears

See also


Preceded by
1979–80 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1981–82 AHL season
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