1982–83 AHL season

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The 1982–83 AHL season was the 47th season of the American Hockey League. Thirteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Rochester Americans finished first overall in the regular season, and won their fourth 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;

North GP W L T Pts GF GA
Fredericton Express 80 45 27 8 98 348 284
Nova Scotia Voyageurs 80 41 34 5 87 378 333
Maine Mariners 80 39 33 8 86 342 309
Adirondack Red Wings 80 36 39 5 77 329 343
Moncton Alpines 80 34 39 7 75 304 315
Sherbrooke Jets 80 22 54 4 48 288 390
South GP W L T Pts GF GA
Rochester Americans 80 46 25 9 101 389 325
Hershey Bears 80 40 35 5 85 313 308
New Haven Nighthawks 80 38 34 8 84 337 329
Binghamton Whalers 80 36 36 8 80 320 333
Baltimore Skipjacks 80 35 36 9 79 362 366
St. Catharines Saints 80 33 41 6 72 335 368
Springfield Indians 80 31 43 6 68 282 324

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Ross Yates Binghamton Whalers 77 41 84 125 28
Bruce Boudreau St. Catharines Saints 80 50 72 122 65
Geordie Robertson Rochester Americans 72 46 73 119 83
Mike Gillis Baltimore Skipjacks 74 32 81 113 33
Mitch Lamoureux Baltimore Skipjacks 80 57 50 107 107
Jean-Francois Sauve Rochester Americans 73 30 69 99 10
Tony Currie Fredericton Express 68 47 48 95 16
Reg Thomas St. Catharines Saints 80 35 57 92 22
Ray Cote Moncton Alpines 80 28 63 91 35
Tony Cassolato Hershey Bears 75 53 38 91 22

Calder Cup playoffs[edit]

Division Semifinals Division Finals Calder Cup Final
                 
1 Fredericton 4
4 Adirondack 2
1 Fredericton 2
North Division
3 Maine 4
2 Nova Scotia 3
3 Maine 4
N3 Maine 0
S1 Rochester 4
1 Rochester 4
4 Binghamton 1
1 Rochester 4
South Division
3 New Haven 3
2 Hershey 1
3 New Haven 4

Trophy and award winners[edit]

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Rochester Americans
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, North Division:
Fredericton Express
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, South Division:
Rochester Americans
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Ross Yates - Binghamton Whalers
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Ross Yates - Binghamton Whalers
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Mitch Lamoureux - Baltimore Skipjacks
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Greg Tebbutt - Baltimore Skipjacks
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Brian Ford & Clint Malarchuk - Fredericton Express
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Jacques Demers - Fredericton Express
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Ross Yates - Binghamton Whalers
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
George Bergantz
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Mike Kane, Adirondack, (newspaper)
Phil Wood, Baltimore, (radio)
Tom Gagnon, Rochester, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Mike Doyle, Fredericton Express

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1981–82 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1983–84 AHL season