2012–13 AHL season is the 77th season of the American Hockey League. The regular season began on October 12, 2012 and ended on April 21, 2013. The 2013 Calder Cup playoffs followed the conclusion of the regular season. The Calder Cup was won by the Grand Rapids Griffins for their first Calder Cup in franchise history.
Regular season [ edit ]
On June 28, the Board of Governors approved a minor realignment for the league for the 2012–13 season. The only changes were made in the Western Conference, as three teams swapped divisions for this season: Abbotsford moves to the North Division, Grand Rapids moves to the Midwest Division and Charlotte moves to the newly renamed South Division (formerly West Division). The Eastern Conference remains the same as the previous season. Among the rule changes for this season, the league has adopted video-review for goals, which has been in use in the
NHL for years. [1 ]
Because of the
2012–13 NHL lockout, all NHL players who were still eligible to play in the AHL without clearing waivers were assigned to their AHL teams for the duration of the lockout. The lockout also forced the cancellation of one of the two AHL Outdoor Classics for 2012; as a result, there was only one Outdoor Classic in 2013. The Hershey Bears hosted the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Hersheypark Stadium on January 20. The Penguins won the game 2–1 in overtime before a crowd of 17,653 spectators.
Team and NHL affiliation changes [ edit ]
Relocations [ edit ]
As a result of the aforementioned lockout, the
Rochester Americans moved a portion of its home schedule to the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York to fill the void of its parent club, the Buffalo Sabres, during the lockout (both teams are owned by Terrence Pegula). The team's name and branding remain unchanged.
Affiliation changes [ edit ]
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 ]
Western Conference [ edit ]
Statistical leaders [ edit ]
Leading skaters [ edit ]
The following players are sorted by points, then goals. Updated as of the end of the regular season.
GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalty minutes
Pirri, Brandon Brandon Pirri
Rockford IceHogs 76
Taffe, Jeff Jeff Taffe
Hershey Bears 73
Kolarik, Chad Chad Kolarik
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 76
Arcobello, Mark Mark Arcobello
Oklahoma City Barons 74
Vey, Linden Linden Vey
Manchester Monarchs 74
Audy-Marchessault, Jonathan Jonathan Audy-Marchessault
Springfield Falcons 74
Hensick, T. J. T. J. Hensick
Peoria Rivermen 76
Johnson, Tyler Tyler Johnson
Syracuse Crunch 62
Connolly, Brett Brett Connolly
Syracuse Crunch 71
Newbury, Kris Kris Newbury
Connecticut Whale 70
Leading goaltenders [ edit ]
The following goaltenders with a minimum 1500 minutes played lead the league in
goals against average. Updated as of the end of the regular season. [3 ]
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
Calder Cup playoffs [ edit ]
AHL awards [ edit ]
: Calder Cup Grand Rapids Griffins
: Les Cunningham Award Tyler Johnson, Syracuse
: John B. Sollenberger Trophy Brandon Pirri, Rockford
: Willie Marshall Award Tyler Johnson, Syracuse
: Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award Tyler Toffoli, Manchester
: Eddie Shore Award Justin Schultz, Oklahoma City
: Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award Niklas Svedberg, Providence
: Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award Jeff Zatkoff & Brad Thiessen, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
: Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award Willie Desjardins, Texas
: Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award Brandon Davidson, Oklahoma City
: Yanick Dupre Memorial Award Michael Zigomanis, Toronto
: Jack A. Butterfield Trophy Tomas Tatar, Grand Rapids
: Richard F. Canning Trophy Syracuse Crunch
: Robert W. Clarke Trophy Grand Rapids Griffins
: Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy Providence Bruins
: Frank Mathers Trophy Syracuse Crunch
: Norman R. "Bud" Poile Trophy Grand Rapids Griffins
: Emile Francis Trophy Providence Bruins
: F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy Springfield Falcons
: Sam Pollock Trophy Toronto Marlies
: John D. Chick Trophy Texas Stars
: James C. Hendy Memorial Award
: Thomas Ebright Memorial Award
: James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
: Ken McKenzie Award
: Michael Condon Memorial Award
All-star teams [ edit ]
First All-Star Team
Second All-Star Team
Milestones [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Top Scorers - 2012-13 Regular Season - All Players". AHL.
^ "Top Goalies - 2012-13 Regular Season - Goals Against Average". AHL.
^ "In Brust we trust". AHL. November 24, 2012.
^ "DiSalvatore notches 500th career point". AHL. November 25, 2012.
^ "Aucoin reaches historic milestone". AHL. December 16, 2012.
^ "Milestone for IceHogs' St. Pierre". AHL. January 5, 2013.
^ "AHL Weekly Release". AHL. February 26, 2013.
^ "Kane reaches milestone with 500th point". AHL. March 23, 2013.
^ "Taffe hits milestone for Bears". AHL. April 20, 2013.
External links [ edit ]
League records ( individual, team)
Statistical leaders ( by country of birth)
Points, career (min. 1000)
Assists, career (min. 1000)
Goals, career (min. 500)
Points, season (min. 100)
Goals, season (min. 50)
50 goals in 50 games
Games, career (min. 1000)
Consecutive games, career (min. 500)
PIMs, career (min. 2000)
5+ goals, game
8+ points, game
300 wins, goaltender
Goaltenders who have scored
Wayne Gretzky's records