1999–2000 AHL season

The 1999–2000 AHL season was the 64th season of the American Hockey League. Nineteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Hartford Wolf Pack finished first overall in the regular season, and won their first Calder Cup championship.

1999–2000 AHL season
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Regular season
Macgregor Kilpatrick TrophyHartford Wolf Pack
Season MVPMartin Brochu
Top scorerChristian Matte
Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs MVPDerek Armstrong
Finals championsHartford Wolf Pack
  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
Quebec Citadelles (MTL)8037345483227238
Saint John Flames (CGY)80323211580267283
Lowell Lock Monsters (LA/NYI)8033367477228240
St. John's Maple Leafs (TOR)8023458458202277
New England GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Hartford Wolf Pack (NYR)80492272107249198
Portland Pirates (WAS)804623101103256202
Worcester IceCats (STL)80343111483249250
Springfield Falcons (PHX)80333511178272252
Providence Bruins (BOS)8033386375231269

Western Conference

Empire State GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Rochester Americans (BUF)80462293104247201
Syracuse Crunch (VAN)8035359180290294
Hamilton Bulldogs (EDM)80273413673225262
Albany River Rats (NJ)8030407370225250
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (PIT)8023439560236306
Mid-Atlantic GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Kentucky Thoroughblades (SJ)8042259497250211
Hershey Bears (COL)8043295394297267
Philadelphia Phantoms (PHI)8044313293281239
Louisville Panthers (FLA)8042307192278254
Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (ANA/DET)8030379473227244

Scoring leaders

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Christian MatteHershey Bears73436110485
Mike ManelukPhiladelphia Phantoms73474087158
Derek ArmstrongHartford Wolf Pack77285482101
Mark GreigPhiladelphia Phantoms68344882116
Serge AubinHershey Bears5842388056
Mike CraigKentucky Thoroughblades76393978116
Brad SmythHartford Wolf Pack8039377662
Steve BruleAlbany River Rats7530467618
Eric BogunieckiLouisville Panthers57334275148
Daniel ClearyHamilton Bulldogs58225274108

Calder Cup playoffs

Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Final
A1 Quebec 0
N5 Providence 3
N5 Providence 4
Atlantic Division
A3 Lowell 0
A2 Saint John 0
A3 Lowell 3
N5 Providence 3
Eastern Conference
N1 Hartford 4
N1 Hartford 3
N4 Springfield 2
N1 Hartford 4
New England Division
N3 Worcester 1
N2 Portland 1
N3 Worcester 3
N1 Hartford 4
E1 Rochester 2
E1 Rochester 3
E4 Albany 2
E1 Rochester 4
Empire State Division
E3 Hamilton 2
E2 Syracuse 1
E3 Hamilton 3
E1 Rochester 4
Western Conference
M2 Hershey 0
M1 Kentucky 3
M4 Louisville 1
M1 Kentucky 1
Mid-Atlantic Division
M2 Hershey 4
M2 Hershey 3
M3 Philadelphia 2

All Star Classic

The 13th AHL All-Star Game was played on January 17, 2000, at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York. Team Canada defeated Team PlanetUSA 8-3. In the skills competition held the day before the All-Star Game, Team PlanetUSA won 17-12 over Team Canada.

Trophy and award winners

Team awards

Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Hartford Wolf Pack
Richard F. Canning Trophy
Eastern Conference playoff champions:
Hartford Wolf Pack
Robert W. Clarke Trophy
Western Conference playoff champions:
Rochester Americans
Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy
Regular season champions, League:
Hartford Wolf Pack
Frank Mathers Trophy
Regular season champions, Mid-Atlantic Division:
Kentucky Thoroughblades
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular season champions, New England Division:
Hartford Wolf Pack
Sam Pollock Trophy
Regular season champions, Atlantic Division:
Quebec Citadelles
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular season champions, Empire State Division:
Rochester Americans

Individual awards

Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Martin Brochu - Portland Pirates
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Christian Matte - Hershey Bears
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Mika Noronen - Rochester Americans
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Brad Tiley - Springfield Falcons
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best goaltender:
Martin Brochu - Portland Pirates
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Milan Hnilicka & Jean-Francois Labbe - Hartford Wolf Pack
Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Glen Hanlon - Portland Pirates
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Randy Cunneyworth - Rochester Americans
Yanick Dupre Memorial Award
Community Service Award:
Mike Minard - Hamilton Bulldogs
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Derek Armstrong - Hartford Wolf Pack

Other awards

James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Doug Yingst, Hershey Bears
Thomas Ebright Memorial Award
Career contributions:
Bryan Lewis
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Dave Sottile, Hershey, (newspaper)
Greg Waddell, Cincinnati, (radio)
WBRE-TV, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Brian Magness & Rich Hixon, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

See also


Preceded by
1998–99 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
2000–01 AHL season
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