2006–07 AHL season

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The 2006–07 AHL season was the 71st season of the American Hockey League. Twenty-seven teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Hamilton Bulldogs won their first Calder Cup, defeating the defending champions, the Hershey Bears in the finals.

Team changes[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime losses; SL = Shootout losses; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points;

Eastern Conference[edit]

Atlantic Division GP W L OTL SL Pts GF GA
Manchester Monarchs (LA) 80 51 21 7 1 110 242 182
Hartford Wolf Pack (NYR) 80 47 29 3 1 98 231 201
Providence Bruins (BOS) 80 44 30 2 4 94 251 218
Worcester Sharks (SJ) 80 41 28 3 8 93 247 244
Lowell Devils (NJ) 80 38 30 6 6 88 212 220
Portland Pirates (ANA) 80 37 31 3 9 86 225 232
Springfield Falcons (TB) 80 28 49 1 2 59 181 268
East Division GP W L OTL SL Pts GF GA
Hershey Bears (WAS) 80 51 17 6 6 114 305 219
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (PIT/EDM) 80 51 23 2 4 108 276 221
Norfolk Admirals (CHI) 80 50 22 6 2 108 301 257
Albany River Rats (CAR/COL) 80 37 36 4 3 81 246 258
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (NYI) 80 36 37 1 6 79 229 267
Philadelphia Phantoms (PHI) 80 31 41 2 6 70 222 271
Binghamton Senators (OTT) 80 23 48 4 5 55 225 323

Western Conference[edit]

North Division GP W L OTL SL Pts GF GA
Manitoba Moose (VAN) 80 45 23 7 5 102 232 201
Rochester Americans (BUF/FLA) 80 48 30 1 1 98 269 250
Hamilton Bulldogs (MTL/EDM) 80 43 28 3 6 95 243 208
Grand Rapids Griffins (DET/EDM) 80 37 32 6 5 85 226 244
Syracuse Crunch (CBJ) 80 34 34 4 8 80 250 248
Toronto Marlies (TOR) 80 34 39 2 5 75 220 270
West Division GP W L OTL SL Pts GF GA
Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights (CGY) 80 49 25 5 1 104 214 189
Chicago Wolves (ATL) 80 46 25 3 6 101 331 252
Milwaukee Admirals (NAS/EDM) 80 41 25 4 10 96 227 230
Iowa Stars (DAL/EDM) 80 42 34 3 1 88 221 231
Peoria Rivermen (STL) 80 37 33 2 8 84 221 242
San Antonio Rampage (PHX) 80 32 42 2 4 70 219 256
Houston Aeros (MIN) 80 27 43 4 6 64 205 269

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Darren Haydar Chicago Wolves 73 41 81 122 55
Keith Aucoin Albany River Rats 65 27 72 99 108
Martin St. Pierre Norfolk Admirals 65 27 72 99 100
Brett Sterling Chicago Wolves 77 55 42 97 96
Cory Larose Chicago Wolves 63 22 61 83 75
Jason Jaffray Manitoba Moose 77 35 46 81 75
Mathieu Darche Worcester Sharks 76 35 45 80 72
Jason Krog Chicago Wolves 44 26 54 80 20
Troy Brouwer Norfolk Admirals 66 41 38 79 70
P. A. Parenteau Portland Pirates / Norfolk Admirals 68 30 49 79 47

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; Mins = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; SL = Shootout losses; GA = Goals allowed; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player Team GP Mins W L SL GA SO SV% GAA
Drew MacIntyre Manitoba Moose 28 1618 16 11 0 54 6 .932 2.00
Curtis McElhinney Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights 57 3181 35 17 1 113 7 .917 2.13
Jaroslav Halak Hamilton Bulldogs 41 2290 24 12 2 83 3 .922 2.17
Jason LaBarbera Manchester Monarchs 62 3619 39 20 1 133 7 .933 2.21
Al Montoya Hartford Wolf Pack 48 2556 27 17 0 98 6 .914 2.30

Calder Cup Playoffs[edit]

Division Semi-finals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Finals
                       
A1 Manchester 4
A4 Worcester 2
A1 Manchester 4
A3 Providence 2
A2 Hartford 3
A3 Providence 4
A1 Manchester 0
Eastern
E1 Hershey 4
E1 Hershey 4
E4 Albany 1
E1 Hershey 4
E2 WBS 1
E2 WBS 4
E3 Norfolk 2
E1 Hershey 1
N3 Hamilton 4
N1 Manitoba 4
N4 Grand Rapids 3
N1 Manitoba 2
N3 Hamilton 4
N2 Rochester 2
N3 Hamilton 4
N3 Hamilton 4
Western
W2 Chicago 1
W1 Omaha 2
W4 Iowa 4
W4 Iowa 2
W2 Chicago 4
W2 Chicago 4
W3 Milwaukee 0

All Star Classic[edit]

The 20th AHL All-Star Classic was played on January 29, 2007 at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario. Team PlanetUSA defeated Team Canada 7-6. In the skills competition held the night before, Team PlanetUSA defeated Team Canada 19-14. [1] [2]

Trophy and award winners[edit]

Team awards[edit]

Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Hamilton Bulldogs
Richard F. Canning Trophy
Eastern Conference playoff champions:
Hershey Bears
Robert W. Clarke Trophy
Western Conference playoff champions:
Hamilton Bulldogs
Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy
Regular season champions, League:
Hershey Bears
Frank Mathers Trophy
Regular season champions, Eastern Conference:
Hershey Bears
Norman R. "Bud" Poile Trophy
Regular season champions, Western Conference:
Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights
Emile Francis Trophy
Regular season champions, Atlantic Division:
Manchester Monarchs
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular season champions, East Division:
Hershey Bears
Sam Pollock Trophy
Regular season champions, North Division:
Manitoba Moose
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular season champions, West Division:
Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights

Individual awards[edit]

Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Darren Haydar - Chicago Wolves
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Darren Haydar - Chicago Wolves
Willie Marshall Award
Top goal scorer:
Brett Sterling - Chicago Wolves
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Brett Sterling - Chicago Wolves
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Sheldon Brookbank - Milwaukee Admirals
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best goaltender:
Jason LaBarbera - Manchester Monarchs
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Jason LaBarbera - Manchester Monarchs
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Mike Haviland - Norfolk Admirals
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Mike Keane - Manitoba Moose
Yanick Dupre Memorial Award
Community Service Award:
Matt Carkner - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Carey Price - Hamilton Bulldogs

Other awards[edit]

James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Jon Greenberg, Milwaukee Admirals
Thomas Ebright Memorial Award
Career contributions:
Frank Miceli
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Bill Ballou, Worcester, (newspaper)
John Bartlett, Toronto, (radio)
Mark Giangreco, Chicago, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Randy Cleves, Grand Rapids Griffins
Michael Condon Memorial Award
Outstanding service, on-ice official:
Leo Boylan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
2005–06 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
2007–08 AHL season