1982–83 AHL season

The 1982–83 AHL season was the 47th season of the American Hockey League. Thirteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Rochester Americans finished first overall in the regular season, and won their fourth Calder Cup championship.

1982-83 AHL season
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Regular season
F. G. "Teddy" Oke TrophyFredericton Express
Season MVPRoss Yates
Top scorerRoss Yates
Calder Cup playoffs
Finals championsRochester Americans
  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;

North GP W L T Pts GF GA
Fredericton Express804527898348284
Nova Scotia Voyageurs804134587378333
Maine Mariners803933886342309
Adirondack Red Wings803639577329343
Moncton Alpines803439775304315
Sherbrooke Jets802254448288390
South GP W L T Pts GF GA
Rochester Americans8046259101389325
Hershey Bears804035585313308
New Haven Nighthawks803834884337329
Binghamton Whalers803636880320333
Baltimore Skipjacks803536979362366
St. Catharines Saints803341672335368
Springfield Indians803143668282324

Scoring leaders

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Ross YatesBinghamton Whalers77418412528
Bruce BoudreauSt. Catharines Saints80507212265
Geordie RobertsonRochester Americans72467311983
Mike GillisBaltimore Skipjacks74328111333
Mitch LamoureuxBaltimore Skipjacks805750107107
Jean-Francois SauveRochester Americans7330699910
Tony CurrieFredericton Express6847489516
Reg ThomasSt. Catharines Saints8035579222
Ray CoteMoncton Alpines8028639135
Tony CassolatoHershey Bears7553389122

Calder Cup playoffs

Division Semifinals Division Finals Calder Cup Final
1 Fredericton 4
4 Adirondack 2
1 Fredericton 2
North Division
3 Maine 4
2 Nova Scotia 3
3 Maine 4
N3 Maine 0
S1 Rochester 4
1 Rochester 4
4 Binghamton 1
1 Rochester 4
South Division
3 New Haven 3
2 Hershey 1
3 New Haven 4

Trophy and award winners

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Rochester Americans
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, North Division:
Fredericton Express
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, South Division:
Rochester Americans
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Ross Yates - Binghamton Whalers
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Ross Yates - Binghamton Whalers
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Mitch Lamoureux - Baltimore Skipjacks
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Greg Tebbutt - Baltimore Skipjacks
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Brian Ford & Clint Malarchuk - Fredericton Express
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Jacques Demers - Fredericton Express
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Ross Yates - Binghamton Whalers
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
George Bergantz
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Mike Kane, Adirondack, (newspaper)
Phil Wood, Baltimore, (radio)
Tom Gagnon, Rochester, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Mike Doyle, Fredericton Express

See also


Preceded by
1981–82 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1983–84 AHL season
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