1959–60 AHL season

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The 1959–60 AHL season was the 24th season of the American Hockey League. Seven teams played 72 games each in the schedule. The Quebec Aces become the first Canada-based team in the league. The Springfield Indians 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; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points;

Overall GP W L T Pts GF GA
Springfield Indians 72 43 23 6 92 280 219
Rochester Americans 72 40 27 5 85 251 211
Providence Reds 72 38 32 2 78 251 237
Cleveland Barons 72 34 30 8 76 267 229
Buffalo Bisons 72 33 35 4 70 251 271
Hershey Bears 72 28 37 7 63 226 238
Quebec Aces 72 19 51 2 40 178 333

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Fred Glover Cleveland Barons 72 38 69 107 143
Bill Sweeney Springfield Indians 67 37 59 96 14
Floyd Smith Springfield Indians 71 31 51 82 26
Stan Baluik Providence Reds 65 23 57 80 60
Willie Marshall Hershey Bears 72 38 40 78 99
Larry Wilson Buffalo Bisons 64 33 45 78 18
Dick Gamble Buffalo Bisons 72 27 50 77 22
Stan Smrke Rochester Americans 67 40 36 76 18
Bruce Cline Springfield Indians 70 25 50 75 9
Bob Nevin Rochester Americans 71 32 42 74 10

Calder Cup playoffs[edit]

First round
Finals

All Star Classic[edit]

The 7th AHL All-Star Game was played on December 10, 1959, at the Eastern States Coliseum, in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The Springfield Indians defeated the AHL All-Stars by an 8-3 score.[1]

Trophy and award winners[edit]

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Springfield Indians
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions:
Springfield Indians
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Fred Glover - Cleveland Barons
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Fred Glover - Cleveland Barons
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Stan Baluik - Providence Reds
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Larry Hillman - Providence Reds
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Ed Chadwick - Rochester Americans

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1958–59 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1960–61 AHL season