1983–84 AHL season

The 1983–84 AHL season was the 48th season of the American Hockey League. Thirteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The league initiates two new awards. The Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award is first awarded to the league's "best goaltender." The Jack A. Butterfield Trophy is first awarded to the "MVP of the playoffs." The Baltimore Skipjacks finished first overall in the regular season. The Maine Mariners won their third Calder Cup championship.

1983-84 AHL season
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Regular season
F. G. "Teddy" Oke TrophyFredericton Express
Season MVPGarry Lariviere
Mal Davis
Top scorerClaude Larose
Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs MVPBud Stefanski
Finals championsMaine Mariners
  Runners-upRochester Americans

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 Express804530595340262
Adirondack Red Wings8037291488344330
Maine Mariners8033361177310312
Nova Scotia Voyageurs8032371175277288
Moncton Alpines803240872251278
Sherbrooke Jets802253549301419
South GP W L T Pts GF GA
Baltimore Skipjacks80462410102384304
Rochester Americans804632294363300
St. Catharines Saints804331692364346
Springfield Indians803935684344340
New Haven Nighthawks803640476365371
Binghamton Whalers803343470359388
Hershey Bears8028421066320384

Scoring leaders

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Claude LaroseSherbrooke Jets8053671206
Murray EavesSherbrooke Jets78476811540
Mike KaszyckiSt. Catharines Saints72397111051
Bruce BoudreauSt. Catharines Saints80476210944
Ross YatesBinghamton Whalers68357310882
Mal DavisRochester Americans71554810353
Mark LofthouseNew Haven Nighthawks79376410145
Normand AubinSt. Catharines Saints8047479463
Geordie RobertsonRochester Americans64375491103
Claude VerretRochester Americans653951904

Calder Cup playoffs

Division Semifinals Division Finals Calder Cup Final
1 Fredericton 3
4 Nova Scotia 4
4 Nova Scotia 1
North Division
3 Maine 4
2 Adirondack 3
3 Maine 4
N3 Maine 4
S2 Rochester 1
1 Baltimore 4
4 Springfield 0
1 Baltimore 2
South Division
2 Rochester 4
2 Rochester 4
3 St. Catharines 3

Details from hockeyDB

Trophy and award winners

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Maine Mariners
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, North Division:
Fredericton Express
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, South Division:
Baltimore Skipjacks
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Garry Lariviere - St. Catharines Saints &
Mal Davis - Rochester Americans
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Claude Larose - Sherbrooke Jets
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Claude Verret - Rochester Americans
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Garry Lariviere - St. Catharines Saints
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best Goaltender:
Brian Ford - Fredericton Express
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Brian Ford - Fredericton Express
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Gene Ubriaco - Baltimore Skipjacks
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Claude Larose - Sherbrooke Jets
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Bud Stefanski - Maine Mariners
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Jack A. Butterfield
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Jack Gatecliff, St. Catharines, (newspaper)
Tom George, Rochester, (radio)
Vince Bagli, Baltimore, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Dave Strader, Adirondack Red Wings

See also


Preceded by
1982–83 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1984–85 AHL season
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