1994–95 AHL season

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The 1994–95 AHL season was the 59th season of the American Hockey League. The All-Star Game is revived, with All-Stars grouped into "Team Canada" and "Team USA." Sixteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Albany River Rats finished first overall in the regular season, and 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;

Atlantic GP W L T Pts GF GA
Prince Edward Island Senators 80 41 31 8 90 305 271
St. John's Maple Leafs 80 33 37 10 76 263 263
Fredericton Canadiens 80 35 40 5 75 274 288
Saint John Flames 80 27 40 13 67 250 286
Cape Breton Oilers 80 27 44 9 63 298 342
North GP W L T Pts GF GA
Albany River Rats 80 46 17 17 109 293 219
Portland Pirates 80 46 22 12 104 333 233
Providence Bruins 80 39 30 11 89 300 268
Adirondack Red Wings 80 32 38 10 74 271 294
Springfield Falcons 80 31 37 12 74 269 289
Worcester IceCats 80 24 45 11 59 234 300
South GP W L T Pts GF GA
Binghamton Rangers 80 43 30 7 93 302 261
Cornwall Aces 80 38 33 9 85 236 248
Hershey Bears 80 34 36 10 78 275 300
Rochester Americans 80 35 38 7 77 300 304
Syracuse Crunch 80 29 42 9 67 288 325

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Peter White Cape Breton Oilers 65 36 69 105 30
Steve Larouche Prince Edward Island Senators 70 53 48 101 54
Andrew McKim Adirondack Red Wings 77 39 55 94 22
Ralph Intranuovo Cape Breton Oilers 70 46 47 93 62
Brett Harkins Providence Bruins 80 23 69 92 32
Todd Simon Rochester Americans 69 25 65 90 78
Michel Picard Prince Edward Island Senators 57 32 57 89 58
Mitch Lamoureux Hershey Bears 76 39 46 85 112
Shawn McCosh Binghamton Rangers 67 23 60 83 73
Jeff Nelson Portland Pirates 64 33 50 83 57

Calder Cup playoffs[edit]

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Semifinal Calder Cup Final
                                     
A1  P.E.I. 4  
A4  Saint John 1  
  A1  P.E.I. 2  
Atlantic Division
  A3  Fredericton 4  
A2  St. John's 1
A3  Fredericton 4  
   BYE  
  N1  Albany  
N1  Albany 4  
N4  Adirondack 0  
  N1  Albany 4     N1  Albany 4
North Division
  N3  Providence 2       A3  Fredericton 0  
N2  Portland 3
N3  Providence 4  
  S2  Cornwall 0  
  A3  Fredericton 2  
S1  Binghamton 4  
S4  Rochester 1  
  S1  Binghamton 2  
South Division
  S2  Cornwall 4  
S2  Cornwall 4
S3  Hershey 2  

For the Semifinal, 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. There is no set series format due to arena scheduling conflicts and travel considerations.

All Star Classic[edit]

The AHL revived the All-Star Classic, having last held the event during the 1959–60 season. The 8th AHL All-Star Game was played on January 17, 1995 at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Team Canada defeated Team USA 6-4. [1]

Trophy and award winners[edit]

Team awards[edit]

Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Albany River Rats
Richard F. Canning Trophy
North division playoff champions:
Albany River Rats
Robert W. Clarke Trophy
South division playoff champions:
Cornwall Aces
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, North Division:
Albany River Rats
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, South Division:
Binghamton Rangers

Individual awards[edit]

Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Steve Larouche - Prince Edward Island Senators
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Peter White - Cape Breton Oilers
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Jim Carey - Portland Pirates
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Jeff Serowik - Providence Bruins
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best Goaltender:
Jim Carey - Portland Pirates
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Mike Dunham & Corey Schwab - Albany River Rats
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Robbie Ftorek - Albany River Rats
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Steve Larouche - Prince Edward Island Senators
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Corey Schwab & Mike Dunham - Albany River Rats

Other awards[edit]

James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Doug Burch, Albany River Rats
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Bill Hunt, Fredericton, (newspaper)
John Colletto, Providence, (radio)
Adam Benigni, Syracuse, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Tim Kuhl, Syracuse Crunch

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1993–94 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1995–96 AHL season