2006–07 AHL season

The 2006–07 AHL season was the 71st season of the American Hockey League. Twenty-seven teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Hamilton Bulldogs won their first Calder Cup, defeating the defending champions, the Hershey Bears in the finals.

2006–07 AHL season
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
SportIce hockey
DurationOctober 4, 2006 - April 15, 2007
Regular season
Macgregor Kilpatrick TrophyHershey Bears
Season MVPDarren Haydar
Top scorerDarren Haydar
Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs MVPCarey Price
Finals championsHamilton Bulldogs
  Runners-upHershey Bears

Team changes

Final standings

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

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division GP W L OTL SL Pts GF GA
Manchester Monarchs (LA)80512171110242182
Hartford Wolf Pack (NYR)8047293198231201
Providence Bruins (BOS)8044302494251218
Worcester Sharks (SJ)8041283893247244
Lowell Devils (NJ)8038306688212220
Portland Pirates (ANA)8037313986225232
Springfield Falcons (TB)8028491259181268
East Division GP W L OTL SL Pts GF GA
Hershey Bears (WAS)80511766114305219
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (PIT/EDM)80512324108276221
Norfolk Admirals (CHI)80502262108301257
Albany River Rats (CAR/COL)8037364381246258
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (NYI)8036371679229267
Philadelphia Phantoms (PHI)8031412670222271
Binghamton Senators (OTT)8023484555225323

Western Conference

North Division GP W L OTL SL Pts GF GA
Manitoba Moose (VAN)80452375102232201
Rochester Americans (BUF/FLA)8048301198269250
Hamilton Bulldogs (MTL/EDM)8043283695243208
Grand Rapids Griffins (DET/EDM)8037326585226244
Syracuse Crunch (CBJ)8034344880250248
Toronto Marlies (TOR)8034392575220270
West Division GP W L OTL SL Pts GF GA
Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights (CGY)80492551104214189
Chicago Wolves (ATL)80462536101331252
Milwaukee Admirals (NAS/EDM)80412541096227230
Iowa Stars (DAL/EDM)8042343188221231
Peoria Rivermen (STL)8037332884221242
San Antonio Rampage (PHX)8032422470219256
Houston Aeros (MIN)8027434664205269

Scoring leaders

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Darren HaydarChicago Wolves73418112255
Keith AucoinAlbany River Rats65277299108
Martin St. PierreNorfolk Admirals65277299100
Brett SterlingChicago Wolves7755429796
Cory LaroseChicago Wolves6322618375
Jason JaffrayManitoba Moose7735468175
Mathieu DarcheWorcester Sharks7635458072
Jason KrogChicago Wolves4426548020
Troy BrouwerNorfolk Admirals6641387970
P. A. ParenteauPortland Pirates / Norfolk Admirals6830497947

Leading goaltenders

Note: GP = Games played; Mins = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; SL = Shootout losses; GA = Goals allowed; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player Team GP Mins W L SL GA SO SV% GAA
Drew MacIntyreManitoba Moose28161816110546.9322.00
Curtis McElhinneyOmaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights573181351711137.9172.13
Jaroslav HalakHamilton Bulldogs41229024122833.9222.17
Jason LaBarberaManchester Monarchs623619392011337.9332.21
Al MontoyaHartford Wolf Pack48255627170986.9142.30

Calder Cup Playoffs

Division Semi-finals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Finals
A1 Manchester 4
A4 Worcester 2
A1 Manchester 4
A3 Providence 2
A2 Hartford 3
A3 Providence 4
A1 Manchester 0
E1 Hershey 4
E1 Hershey 4
E4 Albany 1
E1 Hershey 4
E2 WBS 1
E2 WBS 4
E3 Norfolk 2
E1 Hershey 1
N3 Hamilton 4
N1 Manitoba 4
N4 Grand Rapids 3
N1 Manitoba 2
N3 Hamilton 4
N2 Rochester 2
N3 Hamilton 4
N3 Hamilton 4
W2 Chicago 1
W1 Omaha 2
W4 Iowa 4
W4 Iowa 2
W2 Chicago 4
W2 Chicago 4
W3 Milwaukee 0

All Star Classic

The 20th AHL All-Star Classic was played on January 29, 2007 at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario. Team PlanetUSA defeated Team Canada 7-6. In the skills competition held the night before, Team PlanetUSA defeated Team Canada 19-14.

Trophy and award winners

Team awards

Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Hamilton Bulldogs
Richard F. Canning Trophy
Eastern Conference playoff champions:
Hershey Bears
Robert W. Clarke Trophy
Western Conference playoff champions:
Hamilton Bulldogs
Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy
Regular season champions, League:
Hershey Bears
Frank Mathers Trophy
Regular season champions, Eastern Conference:
Hershey Bears
Norman R. "Bud" Poile Trophy
Regular season champions, Western Conference:
Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights
Emile Francis Trophy
Regular season champions, Atlantic Division:
Manchester Monarchs
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular season champions, East Division:
Hershey Bears
Sam Pollock Trophy
Regular season champions, North Division:
Manitoba Moose
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular season champions, West Division:
Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights

Individual awards

Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Darren HaydarChicago Wolves
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Darren Haydar – Chicago Wolves
Willie Marshall Award
Top goal scorer:
Brett Sterling – Chicago Wolves
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Brett Sterling – Chicago Wolves
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Sheldon BrookbankMilwaukee Admirals
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best goaltender:
Jason LaBarberaManchester Monarchs
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Jason LaBarbera – Manchester Monarchs
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Mike HavilandNorfolk Admirals
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Mike KeaneManitoba Moose
Yanick Dupre Memorial Award
Community Service Award:
Matt CarknerWilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Carey Price – Hamilton Bulldogs

Other awards

James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Jon Greenberg, Milwaukee Admirals
Thomas Ebright Memorial Award
Career contributions:
Frank Miceli
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Bill Ballou, Worcester, (newspaper)
John Bartlett, Toronto, (radio)
Mark Giangreco, Chicago, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Randy Cleves, Grand Rapids Griffins
Michael Condon Memorial Award
Outstanding service, on-ice official:
Leo Boylan

See also


Preceded by
2005–06 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
2007–08 AHL season
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