2010–11 AHL season

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2010–11 AHL season
League American Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Regular season
Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Season MVP Corey Locke
Top scorer Corey Locke
Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs MVP Robin Lehner
Finals champions Binghamton Senators
  Runners-up Houston Aeros
AHL seasons

The 2010–11 AHL season is the 75th season of the American Hockey League. An all-time high of thirty teams played 80 games each during the regular season schedule, which started on October 8, 2010 and ended on April 10, 2011. This season featured the addition of one new team, the relocation of two others, and the renaming of another.

Schedule[edit]

The 2010-11 AHL schedule, announced on August 25, 2010, consisted of 1,200 games held between October 8, 2010 and April 10, 2011.[1] An outdoor game between Connecticut Whale and Providence Bruins was played at Rentschler Field on February 19, 2011. Providence won the game 5-4 in a shootout in front of 21,673 spectators.[2]

Team and NHL affiliation changes[edit]

Team changes[edit]

Affiliation changes[edit]

AHL team new affiliate old affiliate
Oklahoma City Barons EDM new team
Springfield Falcons CBJ EDM
Syracuse Crunch ANA CBJ

Standings[edit]

  y–  indicates team has clinched division and a playoff spot
  x–  indicates team has clinched a playoff spot
  e–  indicates team has been eliminated from playoff contention

Eastern Conference[edit]

Atlantic Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA
y–Portland Pirates (BUF) 80 47 24 7 2 103 280 238
x–Manchester Monarchs (LA) 80 44 26 4 6 98 255 209
x–Connecticut Whale (NYR) 80 40 32 2 6 88 221 223
e–Worcester Sharks (SJ) 80 36 31 4 9 85 210 245
e–Providence Bruins (BOS) 80 38 36 3 3 82 209 252
e–Springfield Falcons (CBJ) 80 35 40 2 3 75 233 253
e–Bridgeport Sound Tigers (NYI) 80 30 39 4 7 71 218 266
East Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA
y–Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (PIT) 80 58 21 0 1 117 261 183
x–Hershey Bears (WSH) 80 46 26 3 5 100 255 214
x–Charlotte Checkers (CAR) 80 44 27 2 7 97 265 243
x–Norfolk Admirals (TB) 80 39 26 9 6 93 265 230
x–Binghamton Senators (OTT) 80 42 30 3 5 92 255 221
e–Syracuse Crunch (ANA) 80 35 38 3 4 77 217 249
e–Adirondack Phantoms (PHI) 80 31 39 4 6 72 197 248
e–Albany Devils (NJ) 80 32 42 1 5 70 217 283

Western Conference[edit]

North Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA
y–Hamilton Bulldogs (MTL) 80 44 27 2 7 97 226 193
x–Lake Erie Monsters (COL) 80 44 28 3 5 96 223 206
x–Manitoba Moose (VAN) 80 43 30 1 6 93 220 210
e–Abbotsford Heat (CGY) 80 38 32 4 6 86 186 212
e–Toronto Marlies (TOR) 80 37 32 1 10 85 228 219
e–Grand Rapids Griffins (DET) 80 36 34 2 8 82 227 254
e–Rochester Americans (FLA) 80 31 39 5 5 72 218 266
West Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA
y–Milwaukee Admirals (NSH) 80 44 22 6 8 102 226 194
x–Houston Aeros (MIN) 80 46 28 1 5 98 240 212
x–Peoria Rivermen (STL) 80 42 30 3 5 92 223 218
x–Texas Stars (DAL) 80 41 29 4 6 92 213 210
x–Oklahoma City Barons (EDM) 80 40 29 2 9 91 245 234
e–Chicago Wolves (ATL) 80 39 30 5 6 89 260 262
e–San Antonio Rampage (PHX) 80 40 33 4 3 87 228 245
e–Rockford IceHogs (CHI) 80 38 33 4 5 85 216 245

Statistical leaders[edit]

Leading skaters[edit]

The following players are sorted by points, then goals.[3]

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Locke, CoreyCorey Locke Binghamton Senators 69 21 65 86 42
Giroux, AlexandreAlexandre Giroux Oklahoma City Barons 70 32 46 78 63
Krog, JasonJason Krog Chicago Wolves 80 19 56 75 22
Haydar, DarrenDarren Haydar Chicago Wolves 77 27 47 74 60
Dawes, NigelNigel Dawes Hamilton Bulldogs 66 41 31 72 24
Pouliot, Marc-AntoineMarc-Antoine Pouliot Norfolk Admirals 69 25 47 72 53
Moran, BradBrad Moran Oklahoma City Barons 79 20 52 72 40
Aucoin, KeithKeith Aucoin Hershey Bears 53 18 54 72 49
Walter, BenBen Walter Lake Erie Monsters 77 23 47 70 24
Hensick, T. J.T. J. Hensick Peoria Rivermen 59 21 48 69 27

Leading goaltenders[edit]

The following goaltenders with a minimum 1500 minutes played lead the league in goals against average.[4]

GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (in minutes); SA = Shots against; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average; SV% = Save percentage; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout loss

Player Team GP TOI SA GA SO GAA SV% W L OT
Sanford, CurtisCurtis Sanford Hamilton Bulldogs 40 2273 1036 73 5 1.93 0.930 22 13 2
Thiessen, BradBrad Thiessen Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 46 2567 1065 83 7 1.94 0.922 35 8 1
Dekanich, MarkMark Dekanich Milwaukee Admirals 43 2500 1212 84 4 2.02 0.931 23 12 5
Bachman, RichardRichard Bachman Texas Stars 55 3191 1595 117 6 2.20 0.927 28 19 5
Leighton, MichaelMichael Leighton Adirondack Phantoms 30 1783 889 66 5 2.22 0.926 14 12 3

Calder Cup playoffs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Final
                       
A1 Portland 4
A3 Connecticut 2
A1 Portland 2
Atlantic Division
E5 Binghamton 4
A2 Manchester 3
E5 Binghamton 4
E5 Binghamton 4
Eastern Conference
E3 Charlotte 0
E1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4
E4 Norfolk 2
E1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2
East Division
E3 Charlotte 4
E2 Hershey 2
E3 Charlotte 4
E5 Binghamton 4
W2 Houston 2
N1 Hamilton 4
W5 Oklahoma City 2
N1 Hamilton 4
North Division
N3 Manitoba 3
N2 Lake Erie 3
N3 Manitoba 4
N1 Hamilton 3
Western Conference
W2 Houston 4
W1 Milwaukee 4
W4 Texas 2
W1 Milwaukee 3
West Division
W2 Houston 4
W2 Houston 4
W3 Peoria 0

AHL awards[edit]

2010–11 AHL awards
Award Recipient(s)
Calder Cup Binghamton Senators
Les Cunningham Award Corey Locke (Binghamton Senators)
John B. Sollenberger Trophy Corey Locke (Binghamton Senators)
Willie Marshall Award Colin McDonald (Oklahoma City Barons)
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award Luke Adam (Portland Pirates)
Eddie Shore Award Marc-Andre Gragnani (Portland Pirates)
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award Brad Thiessen (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins)
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award Brad Thiessen & John Curry (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins)
Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award John Hynes (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins)
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award Bryan Helmer (Oklahoma City Barons)
Yanick Dupre Memorial Award Cody Bass (Binghamton Senators)
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy Robin Lehner (Binghamton Senators)
Richard F. Canning Trophy Binghamton Senators
Robert W. Clarke Trophy Houston Aeros
Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Frank Mathers Trophy Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Norman R. "Bud" Poile Trophy Milwaukee Admirals
Emile Francis Trophy Portland Pirates
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Sam Pollock Trophy Hamilton Bulldogs
John D. Chick Trophy Milwaukee Admirals
James C. Hendy Memorial Award Michael A. Mudd (Worcester)
Thomas Ebright Memorial Award Mark Chipman
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards Tim Leone (Hershey)
Ken McKenzie Award Mike Cosentino (Toronto)
Michael Condon Memorial Award Brian Lemon

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2009–10 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
2011–12 AHL season