1975–76 AHL season

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The 1975–76 AHL season was the 40th season of the American Hockey League. The league begins to give out three James H. Ellery Memorial Awards to the media, one each for outstanding newspaper, radio and television coverage of the AHL.

Eight teams played 76 games each in the schedule. The Nova Scotia Voyageurs finished first overall in the regular season, and won their second 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;

North GP W L T Pts GF GA
Nova Scotia Voyageurs 76 48 20 8 104 326 209
Rochester Americans 76 42 25 9 93 304 243
Providence Reds 76 34 34 8 76 294 300
Springfield Indians 76 33 39 4 70 267 321
South GP W L T Pts GF GA
Hershey Bears 76 39 31 6 84 304 275
Richmond Robins 76 29 39 8 66 262 297
New Haven Nighthawks 76 29 39 8 66 261 295
Baltimore Clippers 76 21 48 7 49 238 316

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Jean-Guy Gratton Hershey Bears 73 35 58 93 38
Ron Andruff Nova Scotia Voyageurs 74 42 46 88 58
Greg Holst Providence Reds 69 37 44 81 77
Guy Chouinard Nova Scotia Voyageurs 70 40 40 80 14
Gordie Clark Rochester Americans 72 30 49 79 7
Pierre Mondou Nova Scotia Voyageurs 74 34 43 77 30
Fred Speck Baltimore Clippers 76 23 52 75 93
Larry Fullan Richmond Robins 76 18 57 75 26
Wayne Schaab Richmond Robins 75 36 36 72 31

Calder Cup playoffs[edit]

  Division Semifinals     Division Finals     Calder Cup Final
                           
  North Division     1  Nova Scotia 4  
  2  Rochester 3     2  Rochester 0    
  3  Providence 0         N1  Nova Scotia 4
      S1  Hershey 1
  South Division     1  Hershey 4    
  2  Richmond 3     2  Richmond 1  
  3  New Haven 0  

Trophy and award winners[edit]

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Nova Scotia Voyageurs
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, North Division:
Nova Scotia Voyageurs
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, South Division:
Hershey Bears
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Ron Andruff - Nova Scotia Voyageurs
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Jean-Guy Gratton - Hershey Bears
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Greg Holst - Providence Reds &
Pierre Mondou - Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Noel Price - Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Ed Walsh & Dave Elenbaas - Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Chuck Hamilton - Hershey Bears
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Macgregor Kilpatrick
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Clayton Campbell, Nova Scotia, (newspaper)
Arnie Patterson, Nova Scotia, (radio)
Dick Galiette, New Haven, (television)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1974–75 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1976–77 AHL season