1990–91 AHL season

The 1990–91 AHL season was the 55th season of the American Hockey League. Fifteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Rochester Americans finished first overall in the regular season. The Springfield Indians won their seventh and final Calder Cup championship.

1990-91 AHL season
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Regular season
F. G. "Teddy" Oke TrophySpringfield Indians
Season MVPKevin Todd
Top scorerKevin Todd
Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs MVPKay Whitmore
Finals championsSpringfield Indians
  Runners-upRochester Americans

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
Springfield Indians8043271096348281
Cape Breton Oilers804131890306301
Moncton Hawks8036321284270267
Fredericton Canadiens803635981295292
Maine Mariners8034341280269284
Halifax Citadels8033351278338340
New Haven Nighthawks8024451159246324
Rochester Americans804526999326253
Binghamton Rangers804430694318274
Baltimore Skipjacks803934785325289
Hershey Bears8033351278313324
Adirondack Red Wings8033371076320346
Utica Devils803642274325346
Capital District Islanders802843965284323
Newmarket Saints802645961278317

Scoring leaders

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Kevin ToddUtica Devils75378111875
Patrick LebeauFredericton Canadiens69505110132
Shaun Van AllenCape Breton Oilers762575100182
Bill McDougallAdirondack Red Wings71475299192
Jesse BelangerFredericton Canadiens7540589830
Neil BradyUtica Devils7733639691
Michel PicardSpringfield Indians7756409661
James BlackSpringfield Indians7935619634
Miroslav IhnacakHalifax Citadels7738579542
Dan CurrieCape Breton Oilers7147459251

Calder Cup playoffs

  Preliminary Round Division Semifinals Division Finals Calder Cup Final
  1 Springfield 4  
  4 Fredericton 3  
4 Fredericton 11  
5 Maine 7
  1 Springfield 4  
  3 Moncton 1  
2 Cape Breton 0
3 Moncton 4  
  N1 Springfield 4
  S1 Rochester 2
2 Binghamton 4  
3 Baltimore 2  
  2 Binghamton 0
  1 Rochester 4  
4 Hershey 13  
5 Adirondack 4  
  1 Rochester 4
4 Hershey 1  
Note: Preliminary Round was played as a two-game, total-goals series

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:
Springfield Indians
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, South Division:
Rochester Americans
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Kevin Todd - Utica Devils
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Kevin Todd - Utica Devils
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Patrick Lebeau - Fredericton Canadiens
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Norm Maciver - Cape Breton Oilers
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best Goaltender:
Mark Laforest - Binghamton Rangers
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
David Littman & Darcy Wakaluk - Rochester Americans
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Don Lever - Rochester Americans
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Glenn Merkosky - Adirondack Red Wings
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Kay Whitmore - Springfield Indians
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Frank Mathers
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Bob Dittmeier, Adirondack / Capital District, (newspaper)
Bob Matthews, Rochester, (radio)
Jimmy Young & Tom Caron, Maine, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Jan MacDonald, New Haven Nighthawks

See also


Preceded by
1989–90 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1991–92 AHL season
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