1984–85 AHL season

The 1984–85 AHL season was the 49th season of the American Hockey League. Thirteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Binghamton Whalers finished first overall in the regular season. The Sherbrooke Canadiens won their first Calder Cup championship.

1984-85 AHL season
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Regular season
F. G. "Teddy" Oke TrophyMaine Mariners
Season MVPPaul Gardner
Top scorerPaul Gardner
Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs MVPBrian Skrudland
Finals championsSherbrooke Canadiens
  Runners-upBaltimore Skipjacks

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
Maine Mariners8038321086296266
Fredericton Express803636880279301
Sherbrooke Canadiens803738579323329
Nova Scotia Oilers803637779292295
Adirondack Red Wings803537878290336
Moncton Golden Flames803240872291300
South GP W L T Pts GF GA
Binghamton Whalers8052208112388265
Baltimore Skipjacks804527898326252
Rochester Americans8040271393333301
Springfield Indians803640476322326
New Haven Nighthawks803141870315341
Hershey Bears8026431163315339
St. Catharines Saints802450654272391

Scoring leaders

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Paul GardnerBinghamton Whalers64517913010
Claude VerretRochester Americans7640539312
Pierre RiouxMoncton Golden Flames6925669114
Steve ThomasSt. Catharines Saints6442489056
Bruce EakinMoncton Golden Flames7835488360
Larry FloydMaine Mariners7230518124
Claude LaroseSherbrooke Canadiens773643794
Serge BoisvertSherbrooke Canadiens633841798
Ray CoteNova Scotia Oilers7936437963
Grant MartinFredericton Express6531477878
Mike SiltalaBinghamton Whalers7542367853

Calder Cup playoffs

Division Semifinals Division Finals Calder Cup Final
1 Maine 4
4 Nova Scotia 2
1 Maine 1
North Division
3 Sherbrooke 4
2 Fredericton 2
3 Sherbrooke 4
N3 Sherbrooke 4
S2 Baltimore 2
1 Binghamton 4
4 Springfield 0
1 Binghamton 0
South Division
2 Baltimore 4
2 Baltimore 4
3 Rochester 1

Trophy and award winners

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Sherbrooke Canadiens
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, North Division:
Maine Mariners
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, South Division:
Binghamton Whalers
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Paul Gardner - Binghamton Whalers
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Paul Gardner - Binghamton Whalers
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Steve Thomas - St. Catharines Saints
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Richie Dunn - Binghamton Whalers
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best Goaltender:
Jon Casey - Baltimore Skipjacks
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Jon Casey - Baltimore Skipjacks
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Bill Dineen - Adirondack Red Wings
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Paul Gardner - Binghamton Whalers
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Brian Skrudland - Sherbrooke Canadiens
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
John Haas
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Jerry Crasnick, Maine, (newspaper)
Roger Neel, Binghamton, (radio)
Phil Smith, Rochester, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Dale Arnold, Maine Mariners

See also


Preceded by
1983–84 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1985–86 AHL season
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