1976–77 AHL season

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The 1976–77 AHL season was the 41st season of the American Hockey League. The league lost two teams, and divisions were dissolved. Six teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy is awarded is for first place in the regular season, and the John D. Chick Trophy is not awarded. The Nova Scotia Voyageurs repeated as first overall in the regular season, and won their third 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;

Overall GP W L T Pts GF GA
Nova Scotia Voyageurs 80 52 22 6 110 308 225
New Haven Nighthawks 80 43 31 6 92 333 287
Rochester Americans 80 42 33 5 89 320 273
Hershey Bears 80 36 38 6 78 282 293
Springfield Indians 80 28 51 1 57 302 390
Rhode Island Reds 80 25 51 4 54 282 359

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Andre Peloffy Springfield Indians 79 42 57 99 106
Ed Johnstone New Haven Nighthawks 80 40 58 98 79
Doug Gibson Rochester Americans 78 41 56 97 11
Tom Colley New Haven Nighthawks 80 37 56 93 36
Blake Dunlop New Haven Nighthawks 76 33 60 93 16
Pierre Mondou Nova Scotia Voyageurs 71 44 45 89 21
Walt Ledingham Rhode Island Reds 73 29 57 86 20
Rod Schutt Nova Scotia Voyageurs 80 33 51 84 56

Calder Cup playoffs[edit]

Semifinals Calder Cup Final
           
1 Nova Scotia 4
4 Hershey 2
1 Nova Scotia 4
3 Rochester 2
2 New Haven 2
3 Rochester 4

Trophy and award winners[edit]

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Nova Scotia Voyageurs
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions:
Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Doug Gibson - Rochester Americans
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Andre Peloffy - Springfield Indians
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Rod Schutt - Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Brian Engblom - 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:
Al MacNeil - Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Frank Mathers
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Steve Summers & Bruce Whitman, Hershey, (newspaper)
Leo MacIsaac, Nova Scotia, (radio)
Rich Funke, Rochester, (television)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1975–76 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1977–78 AHL season