1968–69 AHL season

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The 1968–69 AHL season was the 33rd season of the American Hockey League. Eight teams played 74 games each in the schedule. The Buffalo Bisons finished first overall in the regular season. The Hershey Bears won their fourth Calder Cup championship.

Final standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points;

East GP W L T Pts GF GA
Hershey Bears (BOS) 74 41 27 6 88 307 234
Baltimore Clippers (PHI/PIT/DET) 74 33 34 7 73 266 257
Providence Reds (independent) 74 32 36 6 70 242 284
Springfield Kings (LA) 74 27 36 11 65 257 274
West GP W L T Pts GF GA
Buffalo Bisons (CHI) 74 41 18 15 97 282 192
Cleveland Barons (independent) 74 30 32 12 72 213 245
Quebec Aces (MTL) 74 26 34 14 66 235 258
Rochester Americans (TOR) 74 25 38 11 61 237 295

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Jeannot Gilbert Hershey Bears 71 35 65 100 13
Michel Harvey Hershey Bears 74 41 52 93 29
Guy Trottier Buffalo Bisons 72 45 37 82 21
Ron Ward Rochester Americans 73 35 43 78 18
Willie Marshall Baltimore Clippers 74 26 52 78 18
Jean-Marie Cossette Baltimore Clippers 64 27 48 75 48
Chuck Hamilton Hershey Bears 74 28 46 74 46
Don McKenney Providence Reds 74 26 48 74 12
Rene Drolet Quebec Aces 61 30 42 72 14
Norm Beaudin Buffalo Bisons 74 32 39 71 10

Calder Cup playoffs[edit]

First round
Second round
Finals

Trophy and award winners[edit]

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Hershey Bears
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, East Division:
Hershey Bears
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, West Division:
Buffalo Bisons
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Gilles Villemure - Buffalo Bisons
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Jeannot Gilbert - Hershey Bears
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Ron Ward - Rochester Americans
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Bob Blackburn - Buffalo Bisons
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Gilles Villemure - Buffalo Bisons
Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Frank Mathers - Hershey Bears
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Lloyd S. Blinco
James H. Ellery Memorial Award
Outstanding media coverage:
John Travers, Hershey

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1967–68 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1969–70 AHL season