1993–94 AHL season

The 1993–94 AHL season was the 58th season of the American Hockey League. Sixteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The St. John's Maple Leafs finished first overall in the regular season. The Portland Pirates won their first Calder Cup championship.

1993-94 AHL season
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Regular season
F. G. "Teddy" Oke TrophyAdirondack Red Wings
Season MVPRich Chernomaz
Top scorerTim Taylor
Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs MVPOlaf Kölzig
Finals championsPortland Pirates
  Runners-upMoncton Hawks

It was the final season for founding member Springfield Indians, which would move to Worcester the following year after 52 years in Springfield.

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
St. John's Maple Leafs80452312102360287
Saint John Flames8037331084304305
Moncton Hawks803736781310303
Cape Breton Oilers8032351377316339
Fredericton Canadiens803142769294296
Prince Edward Island Senators802349854269356
North GP W L T Pts GF GA
Adirondack Red Wings804527898333273
Portland Pirates8043271096328269
Albany River Rats803834884312315
Springfield Indians8029381371309327
Providence Bruins8028391369283319
South GP W L T Pts GF GA
Hershey Bears8038311187306298
Hamilton Canucks803637779302305
Cornwall Aces8033361177294295
Rochester Americans8031341577277300
Binghamton Rangers803338975312322

Scoring leaders

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Tim TaylorAdirondack Red Wings79368111786
Rich ChernomazSt. John's Maple Leafs784565110199
Stephane MorinHamilton Canucks69387110948
Jeff NelsonPortland Pirates80347310792
Yanic PerreaultSt. John's Maple Leafs62456010538
Mitch LamoureuxHershey Bears80456010592
Mike TomlakSpringfield Indians79445610053
Mark PedersonAdirondack Red Wings6252459737
Chris SnellSt. John's Maple Leafs7522749692
Patrik AugustaSt. John's Maple Leafs77534396105

Calder Cup playoffs

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Semifinal Calder Cup Final
A1 St. John's 4  
A4 Cape Breton 1  
  A1 St. John's 2  
Atlantic Division
  A3 Moncton 4  
A2 Saint John 3
A3 Moncton 4  
  N2 Portland    
  A3 Moncton 2  
N1 Adirondack 4  
N4 Springfield 2  
  N1 Adirondack 2     N2 Portland 4
North Division
  N2 Portland 4       A3 Moncton 2  
N2 Portland 4
N3 Albany 1  
  S3 Cornwall 0  
S1 Hershey 4  
S4 Rochester 0  
  S1 Hershey 3  
South Division
  S3 Cornwall 4  
S2 Hamilton 0
S3 Cornwall 4  

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:
Portland Pirates
Richard F. Canning Trophy
North division playoff champions:
Portland Pirates
Robert W. Clarke Trophy
South division playoff champions:
Cornwall Aces
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular season champions, North Division:
Adirondack Red Wings
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular season champions, South Division:
Hershey Bears

Individual awards

Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Rich Chernomaz - St. John's Maple Leafs
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Tim Taylor - Adirondack Red Wings
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Rene Corbet - Cornwall Aces
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Chris Snell - St. John's Maple Leafs
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best goaltender:
Frederic Chabot - Hershey Bears
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Olaf Kolzig & Byron Dafoe - Portland Pirates
Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Barry Trotz - Portland Pirates
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Jim Nesich - Cape Breton Oilers
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Olaf Kolzig - Portland Pirates

Other awards

James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Tom Ebright, Portland Pirates
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Dan Sernoffsky, Hershey, (newspaper)
Don Stevens, Rochester, (radio)
Cable Atlantic, St. John's, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Jeremy Duncan, Albany River Rats

See also


Preceded by
1992–93 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1994–95 AHL season
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