1993–94 AHL season

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The 1993–94 AHL season was the 58th season of the American Hockey League. Sixteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The St. John's Maple Leafs finished first overall in the regular season. The Portland Pirates won their first Calder Cup championship.

It was the final season for founding member Springfield Indians, which would move to Worcester the following year after 52 years in Springfield.

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
St. John's Maple Leafs 80 45 23 12 102 360 287
Saint John Flames 80 37 33 10 84 304 305
Moncton Hawks 80 37 36 7 81 310 303
Cape Breton Oilers 80 32 35 13 77 316 339
Fredericton Canadiens 80 31 42 7 69 294 296
Prince Edward Island Senators 80 23 49 8 54 269 356
North GP W L T Pts GF GA
Adirondack Red Wings 80 45 27 8 98 333 273
Portland Pirates 80 43 27 10 96 328 269
Albany River Rats 80 38 34 8 84 312 315
Springfield Indians 80 29 38 13 71 309 327
Providence Bruins 80 28 39 13 69 283 319
South GP W L T Pts GF GA
Hershey Bears 80 38 31 11 87 306 298
Hamilton Canucks 80 36 37 7 79 302 305
Cornwall Aces 80 33 36 11 77 294 295
Rochester Americans 80 31 34 15 77 277 300
Binghamton Rangers 80 33 38 9 75 312 322

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Tim Taylor Adirondack Red Wings 79 36 81 117 86
Rich Chernomaz St. John's Maple Leafs 78 45 65 110 199
Stephane Morin Hamilton Canucks 69 38 71 109 48
Jeff Nelson Portland Pirates 80 34 73 107 92
Yanic Perreault St. John's Maple Leafs 62 45 60 105 38
Mitch Lamoureux Hershey Bears 80 45 60 105 92
Mike Tomlak Springfield Indians 79 44 56 100 53
Mark Pederson Adirondack Red Wings 62 52 45 97 37
Chris Snell St. John's Maple Leafs 75 22 74 96 92
Patrik Augusta St. John's Maple Leafs 77 53 43 96 105

Calder Cup playoffs[edit]

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Semifinal Calder Cup Final
                                     
A1  St. John's 4  
A4  Cape Breton 1  
  A1  St. John's 2  
Atlantic Division
  A3  Moncton 4  
A2  Saint John 3
A3  Moncton 4  
   BYE  
  N2  Portland  
N1  Adirondack 4  
N4  Springfield 2  
  N1  Adirondack 2     N2  Portland 4
North Division
  N2  Portland 4       A3  Moncton 2  
N2  Portland 4
N3  Albany 1  
  A3  Moncton 2  
  S3  Cornwall 0  
S1  Hershey 4  
S4  Rochester 0  
  S1  Hershey 3  
South Division
  S3  Cornwall 4  
S2  Hamilton 0
S3  Cornwall 4  

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:
Portland Pirates
Richard F. Canning Trophy
North division playoff champions:
Portland Pirates
Robert W. Clarke Trophy
South division playoff champions:
Cornwall Aces
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular season champions, North Division:
Adirondack Red Wings
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular season champions, South Division:
Hershey Bears

Individual awards[edit]

Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Rich Chernomaz - St. John's Maple Leafs
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Tim Taylor - Adirondack Red Wings
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Rene Corbet - Cornwall Aces
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Chris Snell - St. John's Maple Leafs
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best goaltender:
Frederic Chabot - Hershey Bears
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Olaf Kolzig & Byron Dafoe - Portland Pirates
Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Barry Trotz - Portland Pirates
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Jim Nesich - Cape Breton Oilers
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Olaf Kolzig - Portland Pirates

Other awards[edit]

James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Tom Ebright, Portland Pirates
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Dan Sernoffsky, Hershey, (newspaper)
Don Stevens, Rochester, (radio)
Cable Atlantic, St. John's, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Jeremy Duncan, Albany River Rats

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1992–93 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1994–95 AHL season