2010–11 AHL season

The 2010–11 AHL season is the 75th season of the American Hockey League. An all-time high of thirty teams played 80 games each during the regular season schedule, which started on October 8, 2010 and ended on April 10, 2011. This season featured the addition of one new team, the relocation of two others, and the renaming of another.

2010–11 AHL season
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
SportIce hockey
DurationOctober 8, 2010 - April 10, 2011
Regular season
Macgregor Kilpatrick TrophyWilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Season MVPCorey Locke
Top scorerCorey Locke
Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs MVPRobin Lehner
Finals championsBinghamton Senators
  Runners-upHouston Aeros


The 2010-11 AHL schedule, announced on August 25, 2010, consisted of 1,200 games held between October 8, 2010 and April 10, 2011.[1] An outdoor game between Connecticut Whale and Providence Bruins was played at Rentschler Field on February 19, 2011. Providence won the game 5-4 in a shootout in front of 21,673 spectators.[2]

Team and NHL affiliation changes

Team changes

Affiliation changes

AHL team new affiliate old affiliate
Oklahoma City BaronsEdmonton Oliersnew team
Springfield FalconsColumbus Blue JacketsEdmonton Oilers
Syracuse CrunchAnaheim DucksColumbus Blue Jackets


 y–  indicates team has clinched division and a playoff spot
 x–  indicates team has clinched a playoff spot
 e–  indicates team has been eliminated from playoff contention

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA
y–Portland Pirates (Buffalo)80472472103280238
x–Manchester Monarchs (Los Angeles)8044264698255209
x–Connecticut Whale (New York Rangers)8040322688221223
e–Worcester Sharks (San Jose)8036314985210245
e–Providence Bruins (Boston)8038363382209252
e–Springfield Falcons (Columbus)8035402375233253
e–Bridgeport Sound Tigers (New York Islanders)8030394771218266
East Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA
y–Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Pittsburgh)80582101117261183
x–Hershey Bears (Washington)80462635100255214
x–Charlotte Checkers (Carolina)8044272797265243
x–Norfolk Admirals (Tampa Bay)8039269693265230
x–Binghamton Senators (Ottawa)8042303592255221
e–Syracuse Crunch (Anaheim)8035383477217249
e–Adirondack Phantoms (Philadelphia)8031394672197248
e–Albany Devils (New Jersey)8032421570217283

Western Conference

North Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA
y–Hamilton Bulldogs (Montreal)8044272797226193
x–Lake Erie Monsters (Colorado)8044283596223206
x–Manitoba Moose (Vancouver)8043301693220210
e–Abbotsford Heat (Calgary)8038324686186212
e–Toronto Marlies (Toronto)80373211085228219
e–Grand Rapids Griffins (Detroit)8036342882227254
e–Rochester Americans (Florida)8031395572218266
West Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA
y–Milwaukee Admirals (Nashville)80442268102226194
x–Houston Aeros (Minnesota)8046281598240212
x–Peoria Rivermen (St. Louis)8042303592223218
x–Texas Stars (Dallas)8041294692213210
x–Oklahoma City Barons (Edmonton)8040292991245234
e–Chicago Wolves (Atlanta)8039305689260262
e–San Antonio Rampage (Phoenix)8040334387228245
e–Rockford IceHogs (Chicago)8038334585216245

Statistical leaders

Leading skaters

The following players are sorted by points, then goals.[3]

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Corey Locke Binghamton Senators 6921658642
Alexandre Giroux Oklahoma City Barons 7032467863
Jason Krog Chicago Wolves 8019567522
Darren Haydar Chicago Wolves 7727477460
Nigel Dawes Hamilton Bulldogs 6641317224
Marc-Antoine Pouliot Norfolk Admirals 6925477253
Brad Moran Oklahoma City Barons 7920527240
Keith Aucoin Hershey Bears 5318547249
Ben Walter Lake Erie Monsters 7723477024
T. J. Hensick Peoria Rivermen 5921486927

Leading goaltenders

The following goaltenders with a minimum 1500 minutes played lead the league in goals against average.[4]

GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (in minutes); SA = Shots against; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average; SV% = Save percentage; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout loss

Curtis SanfordHamilton Bulldogs 40227310367351.930.93022132
Brad ThiessenWilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 46256710658371.940.9223581
Mark DekanichMilwaukee Admirals 43250012128442.020.93123125
Richard BachmanTexas Stars 553191159511762.200.92728195
Michael LeightonAdirondack Phantoms 3017838896652.220.92614123

Calder Cup playoffs


Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Final
A1 Portland 4
A3 Connecticut 2
A1 Portland 2
Atlantic Division
E5 Binghamton 4
A2 Manchester 3
E5 Binghamton 4
E5 Binghamton 4
Eastern Conference
E3 Charlotte 0
E1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4
E4 Norfolk 2
E1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2
East Division
E3 Charlotte 4
E2 Hershey 2
E3 Charlotte 4
E5 Binghamton 4
W2 Houston 2
N1 Hamilton 4
W5 Oklahoma City 2
N1 Hamilton 4
North Division
N3 Manitoba 3
N2 Lake Erie 3
N3 Manitoba 4
N1 Hamilton 3
Western Conference
W2 Houston 4
W1 Milwaukee 4
W4 Texas 2
W1 Milwaukee 3
West Division
W2 Houston 4
W2 Houston 4
W3 Peoria 0

AHL awards

2010–11 AHL awards
Calder CupBinghamton Senators
Les Cunningham AwardCorey Locke (Binghamton Senators)
John B. Sollenberger TrophyCorey Locke (Binghamton Senators)
Willie Marshall AwardColin McDonald (Oklahoma City Barons)
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial AwardLuke Adam (Portland Pirates)
Eddie Shore AwardMarc-Andre Gragnani (Portland Pirates)
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial AwardBrad Thiessen (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins)
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial AwardBrad Thiessen & John Curry (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins)
Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial AwardJohn Hynes (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins)
Fred T. Hunt Memorial AwardBryan Helmer (Oklahoma City Barons)
Yanick Dupre Memorial AwardCody Bass (Binghamton Senators)
Jack A. Butterfield TrophyRobin Lehner (Binghamton Senators)
Richard F. Canning TrophyBinghamton Senators
Robert W. Clarke TrophyHouston Aeros
Macgregor Kilpatrick TrophyWilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Frank Mathers TrophyWilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Norman R. "Bud" Poile TrophyMilwaukee Admirals
Emile Francis TrophyPortland Pirates
F. G. "Teddy" Oke TrophyWilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Sam Pollock TrophyHamilton Bulldogs
John D. Chick TrophyMilwaukee Admirals
James C. Hendy Memorial AwardMichael A. Mudd (Worcester)
Thomas Ebright Memorial AwardMark Chipman
James H. Ellery Memorial AwardsTim Leone (Hershey)
Ken McKenzie AwardMike Cosentino (Toronto)
Michael Condon Memorial AwardBrian Lemon

See also


Preceded by
2009–10 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
2011–12 AHL season
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