2008–09 AHL season
|2008–09 AHL season|
|League||American Hockey League|
|Duration||October 8, 2008 - April 12, 2009|
|Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy||Manitoba Moose|
|Season MVP||Alexandre Giroux|
|Top scorer||Alexandre Giroux|
|Calder Cup playoffs|
|Calder Cup playoffs MVP||Michal Neuvirth|
|Finals champions||Hershey Bears|
Team and NHL affiliation changes
On April 28, 2009, it was announced that two teams would be relocated for the 2009–10 season: the Quad City Flames would move to Abbotsford, BC, and the Philadelphia Phantoms would relocate to Glens Falls, NY.
Blue indicates team has clinched division.
Green indicates team has clinched a playoff spot.
|Hartford Wolf Pack (NYR)||80||46||27||3||4||99||243||216|
|Providence Bruins (BOS)||80||43||29||2||6||94||238||232|
|Portland Pirates (BUF)||80||39||31||3||7||88||249||239|
|Worcester Sharks (SJ)||80||42||35||1||2||87||223||223|
|Manchester Monarchs (LA)||80||37||35||0||8||82||211||218|
|Lowell Devils (NJ)||80||35||36||2||7||79||213||243|
|Springfield Falcons (EDM)||80||24||44||8||4||60||188||258|
|Hershey Bears (WSH)||80||49||23||2||6||106||296||240|
|Bridgeport Sound Tigers (NYI)||80||49||23||3||5||106||241||212|
|Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (PIT)||80||49||25||3||3||104||274||212|
|Philadelphia Phantoms (PHI)||80||43||30||2||5||93||234||232|
|Binghamton Senators (OTT)||80||41||30||5||4||91||232||238|
|Norfolk Admirals (TB)||80||33||38||4||5||75||236||269|
|Albany River Rats (CAR)||80||33||40||3||4||73||219||258|
|Manitoba Moose (VAN)||80||50||23||1||6||107||239||188|
|Hamilton Bulldogs (MTL)||80||49||27||4||0||102||263||201|
|Grand Rapids Griffins (DET)||80||43||25||6||6||98||255||226|
|Toronto Marlies (TOR)||80||39||29||5||7||90||240||229|
|Syracuse Crunch (CBJ)||80||40||32||5||3||88||214||226|
|Lake Erie Monsters (COL)||80||34||38||3||5||76||199||218|
|Rochester Americans (FLA)||80||29||43||0||8||66||184||259|
|Milwaukee Admirals (NSH)||80||49||22||3||6||107||229||195|
|Peoria Rivermen (STL)||80||43||31||2||4||92||215||211|
|Houston Aeros (MIN)||80||38||31||2||9||87||218||230|
|Rockford IceHogs (CHI)||80||40||34||0||6||86||229||220|
|Quad City Flames (CGY)||80||36||31||6||7||85||212||216|
|Chicago Wolves (ATL)||80||38||37||3||2||81||226||222|
|Iowa Chops (ANA)||80||33||33||4||10||80||209||260|
|San Antonio Rampage (PHX)||80||36||38||2||4||78||205||243|
Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes
|Alexandre Giroux||Hershey Bears||69||60||37||97||84|
|Keith Aucoin||Hershey Bears||70||25||71||96||73|
|Jason Krog||Manitoba Moose||74||30||56||86||30|
|Janne Pesonen||Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins||70||32||50||82||33|
|Artem Anisimov||Hartford Wolfpack||80||37||44||81||50|
|Darren Haydar||Grand Rapids Griffins||79||31||49||80||26|
|Tim Stapleton||Toronto Marlies||70||28||51||79||26|
|Corey Locke||Houston Aeros||77||25||54||79||60|
|Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau||Hartford Wolfpack||74||29||49||78||142|
|Kyle Greentree||Quad City Flames||79||39||37||76||63|
Calder Cup playoffs
In each division, the fourth-place team will play the first-place team in the division semifinals, while the second-place team plays the third-place team.
|Division Semifinals||Division Finals||Conference Finals||Calder Cup Finals|
- A is short for Atlantic Division
- E is short for East Division
- N is short for North Division
- W is short for West Division
All Star Classic
The 22nd AHL All-Star Classic was played in Worcester, Massachusetts, on January 26, 2009, with the PlanetUSA All-Stars defeating the Canadian All-Stars 14–11 after scoring nine goals in the third period to come back from an 8–5 deficit. Corey Locke scored four goals for the Canadian All-Stars, while Jeff Taffe had a hat-trick for the PlanetUSA All-Stars.
The host club was the Worcester Sharks. The 2009 event in Worcester marked the fourth time since 1995 that the AHL All-Star Classic took place in New England. The AHL All-Star Game was last held in Massachusetts in 1959 at the Eastern States Coliseum in West Springfield.
* indicates player was called up to his NHL team. ** indicates player was named to All-Star team, but missed game due to injury. † indicates player was named as a replacement due to callups or injury.
Trophy and award winners
|Richard F. Canning Trophy|
Eastern Conference playoff champions:
|Robert W. Clarke Trophy|
Western Conference playoff champions:
|Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy|
Regular season champions, League:
|Frank Mathers Trophy|
Regular season champions, Eastern Conference:
|Norman R. "Bud" Poile Trophy|
Regular season champions, Western Conference:
|Emile Francis Trophy|
Regular season champions, Atlantic Division:
|Hartford Wolf Pack|
|F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy|
Regular season champions, East Division:
|Sam Pollock Trophy|
Regular season champions, North Division:
|John D. Chick Trophy|
Regular season champions, West Division:
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- "Iowa Chops to hit the ice this fall". theahl.com. July 9, 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-07-19. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
- "Austin, Abbotsford, Glens Falls joining AHL in 2009–10". theahl.com. April 28, 2009. Archived from the original on 2 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
- "PlanetUSA prevails on record-setting night". theahl.com. Retrieved 2009-01-29.
- "AHL awards 2009 AHL All-Star Classic to Worcester". theahl.com. December 5, 2007. Archived from the original on December 8, 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
- AHL official site
- AHL Hall of Fame
- Historic standings and statistics - at Internet Hockey Database
2007–08 AHL season
|AHL seasons||Succeeded by|
2009–10 AHL season
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