1991–92 AHL season

The 1991–92 AHL season was the 56th season of the American Hockey League. The league realigns from divisions into three divisions, creating the new Atlantic division. Fifteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Fredericton Canadiens finished first overall in the regular season. The Adirondack Red Wings won their fourth Calder Cup championship.

1991-92 AHL season
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Regular season
F. G. "Teddy" Oke TrophySpringfield Indians
Season MVPJohn Anderson
Top scorerShaun Van Allen
Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs MVPAllan Bester
Finals championsAdirondack Red Wings
  Runners-upSt. John's Maple Leafs

Team changes

Final standings

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points;

Atlantic GP W L T Pts GF GA
Fredericton Canadiens (MTL)8043271096314254
St. John's Maple Leafs (TOR)8039291290325285
Cape Breton Oilers (EDM)8036341082336330
Moncton Hawks (WPG)8032381074285299
Halifax Citadels (QUE)8025381767280324
North GP W L T Pts GF GA
Springfield Indians (HAR)804329894308277
Adirondack Red Wings (DET)804036484335309
New Haven Nighthawks (LA)803937482305309
Capital District Islanders (NYI)8032371175261289
Maine Mariners (BOS)8023471056296352
South GP W L T Pts GF GA
Binghamton Rangers (NYR)804130991318277
Rochester Americans (BUF)8037311286292248
Hershey Bears (PHI)8036331183313337
Utica Devils (NJ)803440674268313
Baltimore Skipjacks (WAS)8028421066287320

Scoring leaders

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Shaun Van AllenCape Breton Oilers77298411380
Tim TookeyHershey Bears80366910563
Stan DruliaNew Haven Nighthawks77495310246
Peter CiavagliaRochester Americans7737619816
John AndersonNew Haven Nighthawks6841549524
Andrew McKimSt. John's Maple Leafs7943509379
Greg ParksCapital District Islanders7036579384
Dan CurrieCape Breton Oilers6650429239
Simon WheeldonBaltimore Skipjacks7838539162

Calder Cup playoffs

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Semifinal Calder Cup Final
A1 Fredericton 3  
A4 Moncton 4  
  A4 Moncton 0  
Atlantic Division
  A2 St. John's 4  
A2 St. John's 4
A3 Cape Breton 1  
  A2 St. John's    
  S2 Rochester 1  
N1 Springfield 4  
N4 Capital District 3  
  N1 Springfield 0     A2 St. John's 3
North Division
  N2 Adirondack 4       N2 Adirondack 4  
N2 Adirondack 4
N3 New Haven 1  
  N2 Adirondack 2  
S1 Binghamton 4  
S4 Utica 0  
  S1 Binghamton 3  
South Division
  S2 Rochester 4  
S2 Rochester 4
S3 Hershey 2  

For the Semifinal round, the team that earned the most points during the regular season out of the three remaining teams receives a bye directly to the Calder Cup Final.

Trophy and award winners

Team awards

Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Adirondack Red Wings
Richard F. Canning Trophy
North division playoff champions:
Adirondack Red Wings
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:
Binghamton Rangers

Individual awards

Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
John Anderson - New Haven Nighthawks
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Shaun Van Allen - Cape Breton Oilers
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Felix Potvin - St. John's Maple Leafs
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Greg Hawgood - Cape Breton Oilers
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best Goaltender:
Felix Potvin - St. John's Maple Leafs
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
David Littman - Rochester Americans
Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Doug Carpenter - New Haven Nighthawks
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Persevarence:
John Anderson - New Haven Nighthawks
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Allan Bester - Adirondack Red Wings

Other awards

James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Gordon Anziano & Pat Hickey
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Jim Hackson, Baltimore, (newspaper)
Dave LeBlanc, Cape Breton, (radio)
Ken Harris, Binghamton, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Russ Newton, Fredericton Canadiens

See also


Preceded by
1990–91 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1992–93 AHL season
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