2019–20 AHL season
The 2019–20 AHL season is the 84th season of the American Hockey League. The regular season begins October 4, 2019, and ends April 11, 2020. The 2020 Calder Cup playoffs follow the conclusion of the regular season.
|2019–20 AHL season|
|League||American Hockey League|
For the first time since 2012, there were no team changes in the offseason. The league also retained the same four division alignment of 31 teams, with teams in each division playing 76 games except for the seven-team Pacific Division with 68 games each. The Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy for the regular season champion is still awarded based on points percentage.
|Team||2018–19 coach||2019–20 coach||Notes|
|Charlotte Checkers||Mike Vellucci||Ryan Warsofsky||Vellucci left for the WBS Penguins head coaching position after leading the Checkers to the 2019 Calder Cup. Warsofsky was promoted from the assistant coaching position.|
|Cleveland Monsters||John Madden||Mike Eaves||Madden resigned after three seasons and one playoff appearance. He was replaced by Eaves, a longtime Wisconsin Badgers head coach, but most recently with Div. III St. Olaf College.|
|Hartford Wolf Pack||Keith McCambridge||Kris Knoblauch||McCambridge was fired after two seasons and never making the playoffs. Knoblach was hired after serving as a Philadelphia Flyers assistant following several seasons as a head coach in major juniors.|
|Rochester Americans||Chris Taylor||Gord Dineen||Taylor was called up to the Buffalo Sabres as an interim assistant coach when Don Granato had to take a medical leave of absence days before the season was to start. Dineen was named interim head coach of the Americans.|
|San Diego Gulls||Dallas Eakins||Kevin Dineen||Eakins was promoted to head coach of the Anaheim Ducks. Dineen was hired on July 15, 2019, after serving as an assistant with the Chicago Blackhawks. Dineen had previously been the head coach of the Portland Pirates in the AHL and the Florida Panthers in the NHL.|
|Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins||Clark Donatelli||Mike Vellucci||The Penguins hired Vellucci after his successful stint with the Charlotte Checkers and Donatelli resigned.|
|Team||Outgoing coach||Incoming coach||Notes|
|Rochester Americans||Gord Dineen||Chris Taylor||Following Don Granato's return to his assistant coach position with the Buffalo Sabres, Taylor returned to his head coach position with the Americans. Dineen had a record of 11–3–1–2 as interim head coach of the Americans.|
|San Jose Barracuda||Roy Sommer||Jimmy Bonneau|
|The San Jose Sharks fired head coach Peter DeBoer on December 11, 2019, promoted assistant coach Bob Boughner to the position of head coach, and brought up Sommer as an associate coach for the Sharks. Sommer had been head coach of the Sharks' AHL affiliate since first being named to the position with the Kentucky Thoroughblades on May 28, 1998, and had a record of 772–743–122. Assistant coaches Bonneau and Chiasson were named as co-coaches of the Barracuda.|
|Texas Stars||Derek Laxdal||Neil Graham||The Dallas Stars fired head coach Jim Montgomery on December 10, 2019, promoted assistant coach Rick Bowness to the position of head coach, and brought up Laxdal as an assistant coach for Dallas. Laxdal had a record of 198–152–55 as head coach of the Texas Stars since being hired in 2014. Texas Stars assistant coach and former Idaho Steelheads head coach Neil Graham was named as Laxdal's replacement on December 10.|
|Toronto Marlies||Sheldon Keefe||Greg Moore||On November 20, 2019, Keefe was promoted to the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs after Mike Babcock was fired. Moore was named the next head coach of the Marlies on December 1.|
indicates team has clinched division and a playoff spot
indicates team has clinched a playoff spot
indicates team has been eliminated from playoff contention
|Hartford Wolf Pack (NYR)||28||16||5||2||5||39||.696||79||68|
|Providence Bruins (BOS)||30||18||9||1||2||39||.650||103||79|
|Hershey Bears (WSH)||28||14||9||2||3||33||.589||75||77|
|Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (PIT)||28||14||10||3||1||32||.571||79||82|
|Springfield Thunderbirds (FLA)||30||15||14||1||0||31||.517||89||85|
|Lehigh Valley Phantoms (PHI)||28||11||12||1||4||27||.482||66||77|
|Charlotte Checkers (CAR)||26||11||12||3||0||25||.481||67||76|
|Bridgeport Sound Tigers (NYI)||29||10||15||3||1||24||.414||63||98|
|Rochester Americans (BUF)||26||18||4||2||2||40||.769||88||60|
|Toronto Marlies (TOR)||27||17||7||2||1||37||.685||94||78|
|Belleville Senators (OTT)||26||16||9||1||0||33||.635||92||84|
|Utica Comets (VAN)||28||15||10||1||2||33||.589||99||85|
|Laval Rocket (MTL)||30||15||12||3||0||33||.550||84||90|
|Syracuse Crunch (TB)||27||15||10||2||0||32||.593||89||86|
|Cleveland Monsters (CBJ)||28||13||12||1||2||29||.518||82||75|
|Binghamton Devils (NJ)||27||8||15||4||0||20||.370||72||97|
|Milwaukee Admirals (NSH)||29||20||4||3||2||45||.776||103||69|
|Rockford IceHogs (CHI)||26||15||10||0||1||31||.596||76||78|
|Iowa Wild (MIN)||28||13||11||2||2||30||.536||75||85|
|San Antonio Rampage (STL)||28||10||10||5||3||28||.500||80||81|
|Manitoba Moose (WPG)||29||14||15||0||0||28||.483||80||84|
|Chicago Wolves (VGK)||29||12||15||2||0||26||.448||72||89|
|Grand Rapids Griffins (DET)||28||11||14||1||2||25||.446||84||99|
|Texas Stars (DAL)||28||11||14||1||2||25||.446||80||99|
|Tucson Roadrunners (ARI)||26||21||5||0||0||42||.808||95||63|
|Stockton Heat (CGY)||25||17||5||1||2||37||.740||101||79|
|Ontario Reign (LA)||27||12||11||3||1||28||.519||72||92|
|Colorado Eagles (COL)||24||11||10||2||1||25||.521||67||71|
|Bakersfield Condors (EDM)||25||10||11||3||1||24||.480||71||88|
|San Diego Gulls (ANA)||22||10||11||1||0||21||.477||71||70|
|San Jose Barracuda (SJ)||24||9||13||0||2||20||.417||81||85|
|Drake Batherson||Belleville Senators||25||11||23||34||18|
|Reid Boucher||Utica Comets||23||19||14||33||23|
|Jansen Harkins||Manitoba Moose||30||7||24||31||28|
|Ben Street||Binghamton Devils||27||11||18||29||8|
|Lucas Elvenes||Chicago Wolves||30||7||22||29||10|
|Matthew Phillips||Stockton Heat||24||12||16||28||2|
|Chris Terry||Grand Rapids Griffins||27||12||16||28||16|
|Yakov Trenin||Milwaukee Admirals||19||14||12||26||14|
|Cole Schneider||Milwaukee Admirals||29||9||17||26||9|
|Michael Sgarbossa||Hershey Bears||26||10||15||25||14|
The following goaltenders with a minimum 540 minutes played lead the league in goals against average. Updated as of December 17, 2019.
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
|Igor Shestyorkin||Hartford Wolf Pack||18||1054:42||506||36||2||2.05||.929||11||4||3|
|Chris Driedger||Springfield Thunderbirds||14||833:02||465||29||0||2.09||.938||6||8||0|
|Jonas Johansson||Rochester Americans||13||689:17||328||24||1||2.09||.927||8||2||2|
|Veini Vehvilainen||Cleveland Monsters||13||775:49||340||27||2||2.09||.921||5||7||1|
|Hunter Miska||Colorado Eagles||10||554:44||319||20||1||2.16||.937||3||3||3|
- List of AHL seasons
- 2019 in ice hockey
- 2020 in ice hockey
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- "Sabres, Amerks announce coaching staff update". AHL. October 1, 2019.
- "Sommer gets call to join Sharks". AHL.com. December 11, 2019.
- "DALLAS STARS APPOINT NEIL GRAHAM AS TEXAS STARS HEAD COACH". texas Stars. December 10, 2019.
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