1998–99 AHL season

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The 1998–99 AHL season was the 63rd season of the American Hockey League. Nineteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Providence Bruins 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; OTL = Overtime losses; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points;

Eastern Conference[edit]

Atlantic GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Lowell Lock Monsters (NYI) 80 33 32 13 2 81 219 237
St. John's Maple Leafs (TOR) 80 34 35 7 4 79 246 270
Fredericton Canadiens (MTL) 80 33 36 6 5 77 246 246
Saint John Flames (CGY) 80 31 40 8 1 71 238 296
Portland Pirates (WAS/CHI) 80 23 48 7 2 55 214 273
New England GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Providence Bruins (BOS) 80 56 16 4 4 120 321 223
Hartford Wolf Pack (NYR) 80 38 31 5 6 87 256 256
Springfield Falcons (PHX/LA) 80 35 35 9 1 80 245 232
Worcester IceCats (STL) 80 34 36 8 2 78 237 260
Beast of New Haven (FLA/CAR) 80 33 35 7 5 78 240 250

Western Conference[edit]

Empire State GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Rochester Americans (BUF) 80 52 21 6 1 111 287 176
Albany River Rats (NJ) 80 46 26 6 2 100 275 230
Hamilton Bulldogs (EDM) 80 40 29 7 4 91 229 206
Adirondack Red Wings (DET) 80 21 48 8 3 53 184 280
Syracuse Crunch (VAN) 80 18 50 9 3 48 220 327
Mid-Atlantic GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Philadelphia Phantoms (PHI) 80 47 22 9 2 105 272 221
Kentucky Thoroughblades (SJ/FLA) 80 44 26 7 3 98 272 214
Hershey Bears (COL) 80 37 32 10 1 85 242 224
Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (ANA) 80 35 39 4 2 76 227 249

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Domenic Pittis Rochester Americans 76 38 66 104 108
Randy Robitaille Providence Bruins 74 28 74 102 34
John Madden Albany River Rats 75 38 60 98 44
Peter White Philadelphia Phantoms 77 31 59 90 20
Jim Montgomery Philadelphia Phantoms 78 29 58 87 89
Steve Brule Albany River Rats 78 32 52 84 35
Richard Park Philadelphia Phantoms 75 41 42 83 33
Lonny Bohonos St. John's Maple Leafs 70 34 48 82 40
Craig Fisher Rochester Americans 70 29 52 81 28
Shane Willis Beast of New Haven 73 31 50 81 49

Calder Cup playoffs[edit]

Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Final
                       
A1 Lowell 0
A4 Saint John 3
A4 Saint John 0
Atlantic Division
A3 Fredericton 4
A2 St. John's 2
A3 Fredericton 3
A3 Fredericton 2
Eastern Conference
N1 Providence 4
N1 Providence 3
N4 Worcester 1
N1 Providence 4
New England Division
N2 Hartford 0
N2 Hartford 3
N3 Springfield 0
N1 Providence 4
E1 Rochester 1
E1 Rochester 3
E4 Adirondack 0
E1 Rochester 4
Empire State Division
E3 Hamilton 2
E2 Albany 2
E3 Hamilton 3
E1 Rochester 4
Western Conference
M1 Philadelphia 2
M1 Philadelphia 3
M4 Cincinnati 0
M1 Philadelphia 4
Mid-Atlantic Division
M2 Kentucky 3
M2 Kentucky 3
M3 Hershey 2

All Star Classic[edit]

The 12th AHL All-Star Game was played on January 25, 1999 at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Team PlanetUSA defeated Team Canada 5-4 in a shootout. In the skills competition held the day before the All-Star Game, Team Canada won 15-12 over Team PlanetUSA. [1]

Trophy and award winners[edit]

Team awards[edit]

Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Providence Bruins
Richard F. Canning Trophy
Eastern Conference playoff champions:
Providence Bruins
Robert W. Clarke Trophy
Western Conference playoff champions:
Rochester Americans
Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy
Regular season champions, League:
Providence Bruins
Frank Mathers Trophy
Regular Season champions, Mid-Atlantic Division:
Philadelphia Phantoms
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, New England Division:
Providence Bruins
Sam Pollock Trophy
Regular Season champions, Atlantic Division:
Lowell Lock Monsters
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, Empire State Division:
Rochester Americans

Individual awards[edit]

Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Randy Robitaille - Providence Bruins
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Domenic Pittis - Rochester Americans
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Shane Willis - Beast of New Haven
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Ken Sutton - Albany River Rats
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best Goaltender:
Martin Biron - Rochester Americans
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Martin Biron & Tom Draper - Rochester Americans
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Peter Laviolette - Providence Bruins
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Mitch Lamoureux - Hershey Bears
Yanick Dupre Memorial Award
Community Service Award:
Brent Thompson - Hartford Wolf Pack
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Peter Ferraro - Providence Bruins

Other awards[edit]

James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Jody Gage, Rochester Americans
Thomas Ebright Memorial Award
Career contributions:
Gordon Anziano
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Phil Janack, Albany, (newspaper)
Tim Woodburn, Kentucky, (radio)
Cable Atlantic, St. John's, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Cary Kaplan, Hamilton Bulldogs

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1997–98 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1999–00 AHL season