1994–95 AHL season

The 1994–95 AHL season was the 59th season of the American Hockey League. The All-Star Game is revived, with All-Stars grouped into "Team Canada" and "Team USA." Sixteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Albany River Rats finished first overall in the regular season, and won their first Calder Cup championship.

1994-95 AHL season
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Regular season
F. G. "Teddy" Oke TrophyAlbany River Rats
Season MVPSteve Larouche
Top scorerPeter White
Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs MVPCorey Schwab
Mike Dunham
Finals championsAlbany River Rats
  Runners-upFredericton Canadiens

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
Prince Edward Island Senators804131890305271
St. John's Maple Leafs8033371076263263
Fredericton Canadiens803540575274288
Saint John Flames8027401367250286
Cape Breton Oilers802744963298342
North GP W L T Pts GF GA
Albany River Rats80461717109293219
Portland Pirates80462212104333233
Providence Bruins8039301189300268
Adirondack Red Wings8032381074271294
Springfield Falcons8031371274269289
Worcester IceCats8024451159234300
South GP W L T Pts GF GA
Binghamton Rangers804330793302261
Cornwall Aces803833985236248
Hershey Bears8034361078275300
Rochester Americans803538777300304
Syracuse Crunch802942967288325

Scoring leaders

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Peter WhiteCape Breton Oilers65366910530
Steve LarouchePrince Edward Island Senators70534810154
Andrew McKimAdirondack Red Wings7739559422
Ralph IntranuovoCape Breton Oilers7046479362
Brett HarkinsProvidence Bruins8023699232
Todd SimonRochester Americans6925659078
Michel PicardPrince Edward Island Senators5732578958
Mitch LamoureuxHershey Bears76394685112
Shawn McCoshBinghamton Rangers6723608373
Jeff NelsonPortland Pirates6433508357

Calder Cup playoffs

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Semifinal Calder Cup Final
A1 P.E.I. 4  
A4 Saint John 1  
  A1 P.E.I. 2  
Atlantic Division
  A3 Fredericton 4  
A2 St. John's 1
A3 Fredericton 4  
  N1 Albany    
  S2 Cornwall 0  
N1 Albany 4  
N4 Adirondack 0  
  N1 Albany 4     N1 Albany 4
North Division
  N3 Providence 2       A3 Fredericton 0  
N2 Portland 3
N3 Providence 4  
  A3 Fredericton 2  
S1 Binghamton 4  
S4 Rochester 1  
  S1 Binghamton 2  
South Division
  S2 Cornwall 4  
S2 Cornwall 4
S3 Hershey 2  

For the Semifinal, 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. There is no set series format due to arena scheduling conflicts and travel considerations.

All Star Classic

The AHL revived the All-Star Classic, having last held the event during the 1959–60 season. The 8th AHL All-Star Game was played on January 17, 1995, at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Team Canada defeated Team USA 6-4.

Trophy and award winners

Team awards

Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Albany River Rats
Richard F. Canning Trophy
North division playoff champions:
Albany River Rats
Robert W. Clarke Trophy
South division playoff champions:
Cornwall Aces
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, North Division:
Albany River Rats
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, South Division:
Binghamton Rangers

Individual awards

Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Steve LarouchePrince Edward Island Senators
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Peter WhiteCape Breton Oilers
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Jim CareyPortland Pirates
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Jeff SerowikProvidence Bruins
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best Goaltender:
Jim Carey – Portland Pirates
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Mike Dunham & Corey SchwabAlbany River Rats
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Robbie FtorekAlbany River Rats
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Steve LarouchePrince Edward Island Senators
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Corey Schwab & Mike DunhamAlbany River Rats

Other awards

James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Doug Burch, Albany River Rats
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Bill Hunt, Fredericton, (newspaper)
John Colletto, Providence, (radio)
Adam Benigni, Syracuse, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Tim Kuhl, Syracuse Crunch

See also


Preceded by
1993–94 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1995–96 AHL season
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