1989–90 AHL season

The 1989–90 AHL season was the 54th season of the American Hockey League.

1989-90 AHL season
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Regular season
F. G. "Teddy" Oke TrophySherbrooke Canadiens
Season MVPPaul Ysebaert
Top scorerPaul Ysebaert
Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs MVPJeff Hackett
Finals championsSpringfield Indians
  Runners-upRochester Americans

Fourteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Sherbrooke Canadiens repeated finishing first overall in the regular season. The Springfield Indians won their sixth Calder Cup championship.

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
Sherbrooke Canadiens80452312102301247
Cape Breton Oilers803934785317306
Springfield Indians803838480317310
Halifax Citadels803737680317300
Maine Mariners8031381173294317
Moncton Hawks803342571265303
New Haven Nighthawks803241771283316
Rochester Americans804328995337286
Adirondack Red Wings8042271195330304
Baltimore Skipjacks804330793302265
Utica Devils804432492354315
Newmarket Saints8031331678305318
Hershey Bears8032381074298296
Binghamton Whalers801160931229366

Scoring leaders

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Paul YsebaertUtica Devils74535210561
Ross FitzpatrickHershey Bears74455810326
Mike DonnellyRochester Americans6843559871
Mark PedersonSherbrooke Canadiens7253429560
Don BiggsHershey Bears66395392125
Claude VilgrainUtica Devils7337528932
Murray EavesAdirondack Red Wings7840498935
Dale KrentzAdirondack Red Wings7438508836
Donald AudetteRochester Americans7042468878
John LeBlancCape Breton Oilers7754348850

Calder Cup playoffs

The league instituted trophies for division champions in the playoffs; the Richard F. Canning Trophy in the North Division, and the Robert W. Clarke Trophy in the South Division.

Division semifinals Division finals Calder Cup final
1 Sherbrooke 4
4 Halifax 2
1 Sherbrooke 2
North Division
3 Springfield 4
2 Cape Breton 2
3 Springfield 4
N3 Springfield 4
S1 Rochester 2
1 Rochester 4
4 Utica 1
1 Rochester 4
South Division
3 Baltimore 2
2 Adirondack 2
3 Baltimore 4

Trophy and award winners

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Springfield Indians
Richard F. Canning Trophy
North division playoff champions:
Springfield Indians
Robert W. Clarke Trophy
South division playoff champions:
Rochester Americans
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular season champions, North Division:
Sherbrooke Canadiens
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular season champions, South Division:
Rochester Americans
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Paul YsebaertUtica Devils
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Paul YsebaertUtica Devils
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Donald AudetteRochester Americans
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Eric WeinrichUtica Devils
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best goaltender:
Jean-Claude BergeronSherbrooke Canadiens
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Jean-Claude Bergeron and Andre RacicotSherbrooke Canadiens
Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Jim RobertsSpringfield Indians
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Murray EavesAdirondack Red Wings
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Jeff HackettSpringfield Indians
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
David Andrews
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Mike Kane, Adirondack (newspaper)
Ron Rohmer, New Haven (radio)
Pyman Productions (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Don Ostrom, Adirondack Red Wings

See also


Preceded by
1988–89 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1990–91 AHL season
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