1999–2000 AHL season

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The 1999–2000 AHL season was the 64th season of the American Hockey League. Nineteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Hartford Wolf Pack 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
Quebec Citadelles (MTL) 80 37 34 5 4 83 227 238
Saint John Flames (CGY) 80 32 32 11 5 80 267 283
Lowell Lock Monsters (LA/NYI) 80 33 36 7 4 77 228 240
St. John's Maple Leafs (TOR) 80 23 45 8 4 58 202 277
New England GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Hartford Wolf Pack (NYR) 80 49 22 7 2 107 249 198
Portland Pirates (WAS) 80 46 23 10 1 103 256 202
Worcester IceCats (STL) 80 34 31 11 4 83 249 250
Springfield Falcons (PHX) 80 33 35 11 1 78 272 252
Providence Bruins (BOS) 80 33 38 6 3 75 231 269

Western Conference[edit]

Empire State GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Rochester Americans (BUF) 80 46 22 9 3 104 247 201
Syracuse Crunch (VAN) 80 35 35 9 1 80 290 294
Hamilton Bulldogs (EDM) 80 27 34 13 6 73 225 262
Albany River Rats (NJ) 80 30 40 7 3 70 225 250
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (PIT) 80 23 43 9 5 60 236 306
Mid-Atlantic GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Kentucky Thoroughblades (SJ) 80 42 25 9 4 97 250 211
Hershey Bears (COL) 80 43 29 5 3 94 297 267
Philadelphia Phantoms (PHI) 80 44 31 3 2 93 281 239
Louisville Panthers (FLA) 80 42 30 7 1 92 278 254
Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (ANA/DET) 80 30 37 9 4 73 227 244

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Christian Matte Hershey Bears 73 43 61 104 85
Mike Maneluk Philadelphia Phantoms 73 47 40 87 158
Derek Armstrong Hartford Wolf Pack 77 28 54 82 101
Mark Greig Philadelphia Phantoms 68 34 48 82 116
Serge Aubin Hershey Bears 58 42 38 80 56
Mike Craig Kentucky Thoroughblades 76 39 39 78 116
Brad Smyth Hartford Wolf Pack 80 39 37 76 62
Steve Brule Albany River Rats 75 30 46 76 18
Eric Boguniecki Louisville Panthers 57 33 42 75 148
Daniel Cleary Hamilton Bulldogs 58 22 52 74 108

Calder Cup playoffs[edit]

Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Final
                       
A1 Quebec 0
N5 Providence 3
N5 Providence 4
Atlantic Division
A3 Lowell 0
A2 Saint John 0
A3 Lowell 3
N5 Providence 3
Eastern Conference
N1 Hartford 4
N1 Hartford 3
N4 Springfield 2
N1 Hartford 4
New England Division
N3 Worcester 1
N2 Portland 1
N3 Worcester 3
N1 Hartford 4
E1 Rochester 2
E1 Rochester 3
E4 Albany 2
E1 Rochester 4
Empire State Division
E3 Hamilton 2
E2 Syracuse 1
E3 Hamilton 3
E1 Rochester 4
Western Conference
M2 Hershey 0
M1 Kentucky 3
M4 Louisville 1
M1 Kentucky 1
Mid-Atlantic Division
M2 Hershey 4
M2 Hershey 3
M3 Philadelphia 2

All Star Classic[edit]

The 13th AHL All-Star Game was played on January 17, 2000, at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York. Team Canada defeated Team PlanetUSA 8-3. In the skills competition held the day before the All-Star Game, Team PlanetUSA won 17-12 over Team Canada. [1]

Trophy and award winners[edit]

Team awards[edit]

Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Hartford Wolf Pack
Richard F. Canning Trophy
Eastern Conference playoff champions:
Hartford Wolf Pack
Robert W. Clarke Trophy
Western Conference playoff champions:
Rochester Americans
Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy
Regular season champions, League:
Hartford Wolf Pack
Frank Mathers Trophy
Regular season champions, Mid-Atlantic Division:
Kentucky Thoroughblades
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular season champions, New England Division:
Hartford Wolf Pack
Sam Pollock Trophy
Regular season champions, Atlantic Division:
Quebec Citadelles
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular season champions, Empire State Division:
Rochester Americans

Individual awards[edit]

Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Martin Brochu - Portland Pirates
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Christian Matte - Hershey Bears
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Mika Noronen - Rochester Americans
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Brad Tiley - Springfield Indians
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best goaltender:
Martin Brochu - Portland Pirates
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Milan Hnilicka & Jean-Francois Labbe - Hartford Wolf Pack
Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Glen Hanlon - Portland Pirates
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Randy Cunneyworth - Rochester Americans
Yanick Dupre Memorial Award
Community Service Award:
Mike Minard - Hamilton Bulldogs
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Derek Armstrong - Hartford Wolf Pack

Other awards[edit]

James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Doug Yingst, Hershey Bears
Thomas Ebright Memorial Award
Career contributions:
Bryan Lewis
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Dave Sottile, Hershey, (newspaper)
Greg Waddell, Cincinnati, (radio)
WBRE-TV, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Brian Magness & Rich Hixon, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1998–99 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
2000–01 AHL season