1989–90 AHL season

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The 1989–90 AHL season was the 54th season of the American Hockey League.

Fourteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Sherbrooke Canadiens repeated finishing first overall in the regular season. The Springfield Indians won their sixth 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
Sherbrooke Canadiens 80 45 23 12 102 301 247
Cape Breton Oilers 80 39 34 7 85 317 306
Springfield Indians 80 38 38 4 80 317 310
Halifax Citadels 80 37 37 6 80 317 300
Maine Mariners 80 31 38 11 73 294 317
Moncton Hawks 80 33 42 5 71 265 303
New Haven Nighthawks 80 32 41 7 71 283 316
South GP W L T PTS GF GA
Rochester Americans 80 43 28 9 95 337 286
Adirondack Red Wings 80 42 27 11 95 330 304
Baltimore Skipjacks 80 43 30 7 93 302 265
Utica Devils 80 44 32 4 92 354 315
Newmarket Saints 80 31 33 16 78 305 318
Hershey Bears 80 32 38 10 74 298 296
Binghamton Whalers 80 11 60 9 31 229 366

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Paul Ysebaert Utica Devils 74 53 52 105 61
Ross Fitzpatrick Hershey Bears 74 45 58 103 26
Mike Donnelly Rochester Americans 68 43 55 98 71
Mark Pederson Sherbrooke Canadiens 72 53 42 95 60
Don Biggs Hershey Bears 66 39 53 92 125
Claude Vilgrain Utica Devils 73 37 52 89 32
Murray Eaves Adirondack Red Wings 78 40 49 89 35
Dale Krentz Adirondack Red Wings 74 38 50 88 36
Donald Audette Rochester Americans 70 42 46 88 78
John LeBlanc Cape Breton Oilers 77 54 34 88 50

Calder Cup playoffs[edit]

The league instituted trophies for division champions in the playoffs; the Richard F. Canning Trophy in the North Division, and the Robert W. Clarke Trophy in the South Division.

Division Semifinals Division Finals Calder Cup Final
                 
1 Sherbrooke 4
4 Halifax 2
1 Sherbrooke 2
North Division
3 Springfield 4
2 Cape Breton 2
3 Springfield 4
N3 Springfield 4
S1 Rochester 2
1 Rochester 4
4 Utica 1
1 Rochester 4
South Division
3 Baltimore 2
2 Adirondack 2
3 Baltimore 4

Trophy and award winners[edit]

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Springfield Indians
Richard F. Canning Trophy
North division playoff champions:
Springfield Indians
Robert W. Clarke Trophy
South division playoff champions:
Rochester Americans
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, North Division:
Sherbrooke Canadiens
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, South Division:
Rochester Americans
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Paul Ysebaert - Utica Devils
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Paul Ysebaert - Utica Devils
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Donald Audette - Rochester Americans
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Eric Weinrich - Utica Devils
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best Goaltender:
Jean-Claude Bergeron - Sherbrooke Canadiens
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Jean-Claude Bergeron & Andre Racicot - Sherbrooke Canadiens
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Jim Roberts - Springfield Indians
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Murray Eaves - Adirondack Red Wings
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Jeff Hackett - Springfield Indians
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
David Andrews
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Mike Kane, Adirondack, (newspaper)
Ron Rohmer, New Haven, (radio)
Pyman Productions, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Don Ostrom, Adirondack Red Wings

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1988–89 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1990–91 AHL season