1983–84 AHL season

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The 1983–84 AHL season was the 48th season of the American Hockey League. Thirteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The league initiates two new awards. The Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award is first awarded to the league's "best goaltender." The Jack A. Butterfield Trophy is first awarded to the "MVP of the playoffs." The Baltimore Skipjacks finished first overall in the regular season. The Maine Mariners won their third Calder Cup championship.

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
Fredericton Express 80 45 30 5 95 340 262
Adirondack Red Wings 80 37 29 14 88 344 330
Maine Mariners 80 33 36 11 77 310 312
Nova Scotia Voyageurs 80 32 37 11 75 277 288
Moncton Alpines 80 32 40 8 72 251 278
Sherbrooke Jets 80 22 53 5 49 301 419
South GP W L T Pts GF GA
Baltimore Skipjacks 80 46 24 10 102 384 304
Rochester Americans 80 46 32 2 94 363 300
St. Catharines Saints 80 43 31 6 92 364 346
Springfield Indians 80 39 35 6 84 344 340
New Haven Nighthawks 80 36 40 4 76 365 371
Binghamton Whalers 80 33 43 4 70 359 388
Hershey Bears 80 28 42 10 66 320 384

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Claude Larose Sherbrooke Jets 80 53 67 120 6
Murray Eaves Sherbrooke Jets 78 47 68 115 40
Mike Kaszycki St. Catharines Saints 72 39 71 110 51
Bruce Boudreau St. Catharines Saints 80 47 62 109 44
Ross Yates Binghamton Whalers 68 35 73 108 82
Mal Davis Rochester Americans 71 55 48 103 53
Mark Lofthouse New Haven Nighthawks 79 37 64 101 45
Normand Aubin St. Catharines Saints 80 47 47 94 63
Geordie Robertson Rochester Americans 64 37 54 91 103
Claude Verret Rochester Americans 65 39 51 90 4

Calder Cup playoffs[edit]

Division Semifinals Division Finals Calder Cup Final
                 
1 Fredericton 3
4 Nova Scotia 4
4 Nova Scotia 1
North Division
3 Maine 4
2 Adirondack 3
3 Maine 4
N3 Maine 4
S2 Rochester 1
1 Baltimore 4
4 Springfield 0
1 Baltimore 2
South Division
2 Rochester 4
2 Rochester 4
3 St. Catharines 3

Details from hockeyDB

Trophy and award winners[edit]

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Maine Mariners
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, North Division:
Fredericton Express
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, South Division:
Baltimore Skipjacks
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Garry Lariviere - St. Catharines Saints &
Mal Davis - Rochester Americans
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Claude Larose - Sherbrooke Jets
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Claude Verret - Rochester Americans
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Garry Lariviere - St. Catharines Saints
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best Goaltender:
Brian Ford - Fredericton Express
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Brian Ford - Fredericton Express
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Gene Ubriaco - Baltimore Skipjacks
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Claude Larose - Sherbrooke Jets
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Bud Stefanski - Maine Mariners
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Jack A. Butterfield
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Jack Gatecliff, St. Catharines, (newspaper)
Tom George, Rochester, (radio)
Vince Bagli, Baltimore, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Dave Strader, Adirondack Red Wings

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1982–83 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1984–85 AHL season