1984–85 AHL season

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The 1984–85 AHL season was the 49th season of the American Hockey League. Thirteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Binghamton Whalers finished first overall in the regular season. The Sherbrooke Canadiens won their first 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
Maine Mariners 80 38 32 10 86 296 266
Fredericton Express 80 36 36 8 80 279 301
Sherbrooke Canadiens 80 37 38 5 79 323 329
Nova Scotia Oilers 80 36 37 7 79 292 295
Adirondack Red Wings 80 35 37 8 78 290 336
Moncton Golden Flames 80 32 40 8 72 291 300
South GP W L T Pts GF GA
Binghamton Whalers 80 52 20 8 112 388 265
Baltimore Skipjacks 80 45 27 8 98 326 252
Rochester Americans 80 40 27 13 93 333 301
Springfield Indians 80 36 40 4 76 322 326
New Haven Nighthawks 80 31 41 8 70 315 341
Hershey Bears 80 26 43 11 63 315 339
St. Catharines Saints 80 24 50 6 54 272 391

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Paul Gardner Binghamton Whalers 64 51 79 130 10
Claude Verret Rochester Americans 76 40 53 93 12
Pierre Rioux Moncton Golden Flames 69 25 66 91 14
Steve Thomas St. Catharines Saints 64 42 48 90 56
Bruce Eakin Moncton Golden Flames 78 35 48 83 60
Larry Floyd Maine Mariners 72 30 51 81 24
Claude Larose Sherbrooke Canadiens 77 36 43 79 4
Serge Boisvert Sherbrooke Canadiens 63 38 41 79 8
Ray Cote Nova Scotia Oilers 79 36 43 79 63
Grant Martin Fredericton Express 65 31 47 78 78
Mike Siltala Binghamton Whalers 75 42 36 78 53

Calder Cup playoffs[edit]

Division Semifinals Division Finals Calder Cup Final
                 
1 Maine 4
4 Nova Scotia 2
1 Maine 1
North Division
3 Sherbrooke 4
2 Fredericton 2
3 Sherbrooke 4
N3 Sherbrooke 4
S2 Baltimore 2
1 Binghamton 4
4 Springfield 0
1 Binghamton 0
South Division
2 Baltimore 4
2 Baltimore 4
3 Rochester 1

Trophy and award winners[edit]

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Sherbrooke Canadiens
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, North Division:
Maine Mariners
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, South Division:
Binghamton Whalers
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Paul Gardner - Binghamton Whalers
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Paul Gardner - Binghamton Whalers
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Steve Thomas - St. Catharines Saints
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Richie Dunn - Binghamton Whalers
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best Goaltender:
Jon Casey - Baltimore Skipjacks
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Jon Casey - Baltimore Skipjacks
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Bill Dineen - Adirondack Red Wings
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Paul Gardner - Binghamton Whalers
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Brian Skrudland - Sherbrooke Canadiens
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
John Haas
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Jerry Crasnick, Maine, (newspaper)
Roger Neel, Binghamton, (radio)
Phil Smith, Rochester, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Dale Arnold, Maine Mariners

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1983–84 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1985–86 AHL season