1972–73 AHL season

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The 1972–73 AHL season was the 37th season of the American Hockey League. Twelve teams played 76 games each in the schedule. The Cincinnati Swords finished first overall in the regular season, and won the 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
Nova Scotia Voyageurs (MTL) 76 43 18 15 101 316 191
Boston Braves (BOS) 76 34 29 13 81 248 256
Rochester Americans (VAN) 76 33 31 12 78 239 276
Providence Reds (NYR) 76 32 30 14 78 253 255
Springfield Kings (LA) 76 18 42 16 52 265 344
New Haven Nighthawks (NYI/MIN) 76 16 40 20 52 246 331
West GP W L T Pts GF GA
Cincinnati Swords (BUF) 76 54 17 5 113 351 206
Hershey Bears (PIT) 76 42 23 11 95 326 231
Virginia Wings (DET) 76 38 22 16 92 258 221
Richmond Robins (PHI) 76 30 36 10 70 272 280
Cleveland / Jacksonville Barons (independent) 76 23 44 9 55 251 329
Baltimore Clippers (independent) 76 17 48 11 45 210 315

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Yvon Lambert Nova Scotia Voyageurs 76 52 52 104 84
Tony Featherstone Nova Scotia Voyageurs 74 49 54 103 78
Morris Stefaniw Nova Scotia Voyageurs 64 30 71 101 80
Bill Inglis Cincinnati Swords 75 40 57 97 29
Jeannot Gilbert Hershey Bears 74 29 42 71 24
Rene Drolet Richmond Robins 76 34 53 87 30
Orest Kindrachuk Richmond Robins 72 35 51 86 133
Rick Dudley Cincinnati Swords 64 40 44 84 159
Danny Schock Richmond Robins 74 48 36 84 37

Calder Cup playoffs[edit]

Division Semifinals Division Finals Calder Cup Final
                 
1 Nova Scotia 4
4 Providence 0
1 Nova Scotia 4
Eastern Division
2 Boston 0
2 Boston 4
3 Rochester 2
E1 Nova Scotia 1
W1 Cincinnati 4
1 Cincinnati 4
4 Richmond 0
1 Cincinnati 4
Western Division
3 Virginia 2
2 Hershey 3
3 Virginia 4

Trophy and award winners[edit]

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Cincinnati Swords
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, East Division:
Nova Scotia Voyageurs
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, West Division:
Cincinnati Swords
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Bill Inglis - Cincinnati Swords
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Yvon Lambert - Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Ron Anderson - Boston Braves
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Ray McKay - Cincinnati Swords
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Michel Larocque & Michel Deguise - Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Floyd Smith - Cincinnati Swords
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Richard F. Canning
James H. Ellery Memorial Award
Outstanding media coverage:
Jerry Linquist, Baltimore

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1971–72 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1973–74 AHL season