1998–99 AHL season

The 1998–99 AHL season was the 63rd season of the American Hockey League. Nineteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Providence Bruins finished first overall in the regular season, and won their first Calder Cup championship.

1998–99 AHL season
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Regular season
Macgregor Kilpatrick TrophyProvidence Bruins
Season MVPRandy Robitaille
Top scorerDomenic Pittis
Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs MVPPeter Ferraro
Finals championsProvidence Bruins
  Runners-upRochester Americans

Team changes

Final standings

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

Eastern Conference

Atlantic GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Lowell Lock Monsters (NYI)80333213281219237
St. John's Maple Leafs (TOR)8034357479246270
Fredericton Canadiens (MTL)8033366577246246
Saint John Flames (CGY)8031408171238296
Portland Pirates (WAS/CHI)8023487255214273
New England GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Providence Bruins (BOS)80561644120321223
Hartford Wolf Pack (NYR)8038315687256256
Springfield Falcons (PHX/LA)8035359180245232
Worcester IceCats (STL)8034368278237260
Beast of New Haven (FLA/CAR)8033357578240250

Western Conference

Empire State GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Rochester Americans (BUF)80522161111287176
Albany River Rats (NJ)80462662100275230
Hamilton Bulldogs (EDM)8040297491229206
Adirondack Red Wings (DET)8021488353184280
Syracuse Crunch (VAN)8018509348220327
Mid-Atlantic GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Philadelphia Phantoms (PHI)80472292105272221
Kentucky Thoroughblades (SJ/FLA)8044267398272214
Hershey Bears (COL)80373210185242224
Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (ANA)8035394276227249

Scoring leaders

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Domenic PittisRochester Americans763866104108
Randy RobitailleProvidence Bruins74287410234
John MaddenAlbany River Rats7538609844
Peter WhitePhiladelphia Phantoms7731599020
Jim MontgomeryPhiladelphia Phantoms7829588789
Steve BruleAlbany River Rats7832528435
Richard ParkPhiladelphia Phantoms7541428333
Lonny BohonosSt. John's Maple Leafs7034488240
Craig FisherRochester Americans7029528128
Shane WillisBeast of New Haven7331508149

Calder Cup playoffs

Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Final
A1 Lowell 0
A4 Saint John 3
A4 Saint John 0
Atlantic Division
A3 Fredericton 4
A2 St. John's 2
A3 Fredericton 3
A3 Fredericton 2
Eastern Conference
N1 Providence 4
N1 Providence 3
N4 Worcester 1
N1 Providence 4
New England Division
N2 Hartford 0
N2 Hartford 3
N3 Springfield 0
N1 Providence 4
E1 Rochester 1
E1 Rochester 3
E4 Adirondack 0
E1 Rochester 4
Empire State Division
E3 Hamilton 2
E2 Albany 2
E3 Hamilton 3
E1 Rochester 4
Western Conference
M1 Philadelphia 2
M1 Philadelphia 3
M4 Cincinnati 0
M1 Philadelphia 4
Mid-Atlantic Division
M2 Kentucky 3
M2 Kentucky 3
M3 Hershey 2

All Star Classic

The 12th AHL All-Star Game was played on January 25, 1999, at the First Union Center in Philadelphia. Team PlanetUSA defeated Team Canada 5-4 in a shootout. In the skills competition held the day before the All-Star Game, Team Canada won 15-12 over Team PlanetUSA.

Trophy and award winners

Team awards

Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Providence Bruins
Richard F. Canning Trophy
Eastern Conference playoff champions:
Providence Bruins
Robert W. Clarke Trophy
Western Conference playoff champions:
Rochester Americans
Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy
Regular season champions, League:
Providence Bruins
Frank Mathers Trophy
Regular Season champions, Mid-Atlantic Division:
Philadelphia Phantoms
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, New England Division:
Providence Bruins
Sam Pollock Trophy
Regular Season champions, Atlantic Division:
Lowell Lock Monsters
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, Empire State Division:
Rochester Americans

Individual awards

Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Randy RobitailleProvidence Bruins
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Domenic PittisRochester Americans
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Shane WillisBeast of New Haven
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Ken SuttonAlbany River Rats
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best Goaltender:
Martin BironRochester Americans
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Martin Biron & Tom DraperRochester Americans
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Peter LavioletteProvidence Bruins
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Mitch LamoureuxHershey Bears
Yanick Dupre Memorial Award
Community Service Award:
Brent ThompsonHartford Wolf Pack
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Peter FerraroProvidence Bruins

Other awards

James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Jody Gage, Rochester Americans
Thomas Ebright Memorial Award
Career contributions:
Gordon Anziano
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Phil Janack, Albany, (newspaper)
Tim Woodburn, Kentucky, (radio)
Cable Atlantic, St. John's, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Cary Kaplan, Hamilton Bulldogs

See also


Preceded by
1997–98 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1999–2000 AHL season
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