1969–70 AHL season

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The 1969–70 AHL season was the 34th season of the American Hockey League. Nine teams played 72 games each in the schedule. The Montreal Voyageurs became the second Canadian-based team in the league, and finished first overall in the regular season. This would be the last season for the Buffalo Bisons in the AHL as the National Hockey League added the Buffalo Sabres who would begin play the next season, the Bisons would go out on top by winning fifth Calder Cup championship.

Team changes[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points;

East GP W L T Pts GF GA
Montreal Voyageurs 72 43 15 14 100 327 195
Springfield Kings 72 38 29 5 81 287 287
Quebec Aces 72 27 39 6 60 221 272
Providence Reds 72 23 36 13 59 218 267
West GP W L T Pts GF GA
Buffalo Bisons 72 40 17 15 95 280 193
Hershey Bears 72 28 28 16 72 247 249
Baltimore Clippers 72 25 30 17 67 230 252
Cleveland Barons 72 23 33 16 62 222 255
Rochester Americans 72 18 38 16 52 253 315

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Jude Drouin Montreal Voyageurs 65 37 69 106 88
Gord Labossiere Springfield Kings 60 30 59 89 94
Guy Trottier Buffalo Bisons 71 55 33 88 8
Doug Robinson Springfield Kings 70 45 41 86 26
Marc Dufour Springfield Kings 71 32 53 85 22
Guy Charron Montreal Voyageurs 65 37 45 82 20
Norm Beaudin Cleveland Barons 70 37 44 81 10
Rene Drolet Quebec Aces 71 32 48 80 42
Bill Inglis Springfield Kings 72 31 44 75 25
Norm Armstrong Rochester Americans 70 30 45 75 117

Calder Cup playoffs[edit]

First round
Second round
Finals

Trophy and award winners[edit]

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Buffalo Bisons
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, East Division:
Montreal Voyageurs
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, West Division:
Buffalo Bisons
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Gilles Villemure - Buffalo Bisons
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Jude Drouin - Montreal Voyageurs
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Jude Drouin - Montreal Voyageurs
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Noel Price - Springfield Kings
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Gilles Villemure - Buffalo Bisons
Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Fred Shero - Buffalo Bisons
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Eddie Shore
James H. Ellery Memorial Award
Outstanding media coverage:
Les Sterns, Springfield

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1968–69 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1970–71 AHL season