1991–92 AHL season

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The 1991–92 AHL season was the 56th season of the American Hockey League. The league realigns from divisions into three divisions, creating the new Atlantic division. Fifteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Fredericton Canadiens finished first overall in the regular season. The Adirondack Red Wings won their fourth 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;

Atlantic GP W L T Pts GF GA
Fredericton Canadiens (MTL) 80 43 27 10 96 314 254
St. John's Maple Leafs (TOR) 80 39 29 12 90 325 285
Cape Breton Oilers (EDM) 80 36 34 10 82 336 330
Moncton Hawks (WPG) 80 32 38 10 74 285 299
Halifax Citadels (QUE) 80 25 38 17 67 280 324
North GP W L T Pts GF GA
Springfield Indians (HAR) 80 43 29 8 94 308 277
Adirondack Red Wings (DET) 80 40 36 4 84 335 309
New Haven Nighthawks (LA) 80 39 37 4 82 305 309
Capital District Islanders (NYI) 80 32 37 11 75 261 289
Maine Mariners (BOS) 80 23 47 10 56 296 352
South GP W L T Pts GF GA
Binghamton Rangers (NYR) 80 41 30 9 91 318 277
Rochester Americans (BUF) 80 37 31 12 86 292 248
Hershey Bears (PHI) 80 36 33 11 83 313 337
Utica Devils (NJ) 80 34 40 6 74 268 313
Baltimore Skipjacks (WAS) 80 28 42 10 66 287 320

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Shaun Van Allen Cape Breton Oilers 77 29 84 113 80
Tim Tookey Hershey Bears 80 36 69 105 63
Stan Drulia New Haven Nighthawks 77 49 53 102 46
Peter Ciavaglia Rochester Americans 77 37 61 98 16
John Anderson New Haven Nighthawks 68 41 54 95 24
Andrew McKim St. John's Maple Leafs 79 43 50 93 79
Greg Parks Capital District Islanders 70 36 57 93 84
Dan Currie Cape Breton Oilers 66 50 42 92 39
Simon Wheeldon Baltimore Skipjacks 78 38 53 91 62

Calder Cup playoffs[edit]

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Semifinal Calder Cup Final
                                     
A1  Fredericton 3  
A4  Moncton 4  
  A4  Moncton 0  
Atlantic Division
  A2  St. John's 4  
A2  St. John's 4
A3  Cape Breton 1  
   BYE  
  A2  St. John's  
N1  Springfield 4  
N4  Capital District 3  
  N1  Springfield 0     A2  St. John's 3
North Division
  N2  Adirondack 4       N2  Adirondack 4  
N2  Adirondack 4
N3  New Haven 1  
  S2  Rochester 1  
  N2  Adirondack 2  
S1  Binghamton 4  
S4  Utica 0  
  S1  Binghamton 3  
South Division
  S2  Rochester 4  
S2  Rochester 4
S3  Hershey 2  

For the Semifinal round, the team that earned the most points during the regular season out of the three remaining teams receives a bye directly to the Calder Cup Final.

Trophy and award winners[edit]

Team awards[edit]

Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Adirondack Red Wings
Richard F. Canning Trophy
North division playoff champions:
Adirondack Red Wings
Robert W. Clarke Trophy
South division playoff champions:
Rochester Americans
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, North Division:
Springfield Indians
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, South Division:
Binghamton Rangers

Individual awards[edit]

Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
John Anderson - New Haven Nighthawks
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Shaun Van Allen - Cape Breton Oilers
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Felix Potvin - St. John's Maple Leafs
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Greg Hawgood - Cape Breton Oilers
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best Goaltender:
Felix Potvin - St. John's Maple Leafs
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
David Littman - Rochester Americans
Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Doug Carpenter - New Haven Nighthawks
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Persevarence:
John Anderson - New Haven Nighthawks
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Allan Bester - Adirondack Red Wings

Other awards[edit]

James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Gordon Anziano & Pat Hickey
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Jim Hackson, Baltimore, (newspaper)
Dave LeBlanc, Cape Breton, (radio)
Ken Harris, Binghamton, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Russ Newton, Fredericton Canadiens

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1990–91 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1992–93 AHL season