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2009–10 AHL season

2009–10 AHL season
League American Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Regular season
Calder Cup playoffs
AHL seasons

The 2009–10 AHL season was the 74th season of the American Hockey League. Twenty-nine teams played 80 regular-season games each from October 2 to April 11. This season featured the addition of one new team, the relocation of two others, and the involuntary suspension of another.

League business

European pre-season openers

On June 11, 2009, both the Hamilton Bulldogs and the Toronto Marlies were invited to participate in a four-team preseason tournament in Edinburgh, Scotland, to celebrate Scotland’s contribution to the game of ice hockey.

The Edinburgh Capitals, Scotland’s only Elite Ice Hockey team, hosted the tournament from September 24–27. The Bulldogs and Marlies played the Capitals and the Belfast Giants in order to win the Gardiner Cup. Hamilton defeated Toronto in the final.[1]

Playoff format

The top four teams from each division played for the Calder Cup. The league's rules included one exception: if the fifth-place team in the Atlantic Division finishes better than the fourth-place team in the East Division, they assume the fourth playoff spot in the East Division. The Atlantic Division's Bridgeport Sound Tigers qualified for the playoffs under this proviso.[2]

Team and NHL affiliation changes

Team changes

On April 28, 2009, it was announced that two teams would be relocated for the 2009–10 season and one expansion team would join:

Affiliation changes

AHL team new affiliate old affiliate
Texas Stars DAL None

Standings

  •   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

Atlantic Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA
y–Worcester Sharks (SJ) 80 49 25 3 3 104 275 239
x–Portland Pirates (BUF) 80 45 24 7 4 101 244 214
x–Manchester Monarchs (LA) 80 43 28 3 6 95 213 200
x–Lowell Devils (NJ) 80 39 31 4 6 88 239 232
x–Bridgeport Sound Tigers (NYI) 80 38 32 4 6 86 201 220
e–Hartford Wolf Pack (NYR) 80 36 33 6 5 83 231 251
e–Providence Bruins (BOS) 80 36 38 5 1 78 207 226
e–Springfield Falcons (EDM) 80 25 39 12 4 66 207 296
East Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA
y–Hershey Bears (WSH) 80 60 17 0 3 123 342 198
x–Albany River Rats (CAR) 80 43 29 3 5 94 244 231
x–Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (PIT) 80 41 34 2 3 87 239 229
e–Norfolk Admirals (TB) 80 39 35 3 3 84 208 214
e–Binghamton Senators (OTT) 80 36 35 6 3 81 251 260
e–Syracuse Crunch (CBJ) 80 34 39 4 3 75 227 272
e–Adirondack Phantoms (PHI) 80 32 41 3 4 71 199 251

Western Conference

North Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA
y–Hamilton Bulldogs (MTL) 80 52 17 3 8 115 271 183
x–Rochester Americans (FLA) 80 44 33 2 1 91 253 247
x–Abbotsford Heat (CGY) 80 39 29 5 7 90 217 231
x–Manitoba Moose (VAN) 80 40 33 5 2 87 204 232
e–Toronto Marlies (TOR) 80 33 35 6 6 78 193 261
e–Lake Erie Monsters (COL) 80 34 37 1 8 77 234 257
e–Grand Rapids Griffins (DET) 80 34 39 3 4 75 244 265
West Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA
y–Chicago Wolves (ATL) 80 49 24 1 6 105 264 214
x–Texas Stars (DAL) 80 46 27 3 4 99 238 198
x–Rockford IceHogs (CHI) 80 44 30 3 3 94 226 226
x–Milwaukee Admirals (NSH) 80 41 30 2 7 91 237 220
e–Peoria Rivermen (STL) 80 38 33 2 7 85 233 248
e–San Antonio Rampage (PHX) 80 36 32 5 7 84 235 244
e–Houston Aeros (MIN) 80 34 34 7 5 80 206 224

Statistical leaders

Leading skaters

The following players led the league in points at the conclusion of the regular season.[8]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Aucoin, KeithKeith Aucoin Hershey Bears 72 35 71 106 +27 49
Giroux, AlexandreAlexandre Giroux Hershey Bears 69 50 53 103 +32 34
Locke, CoreyCorey Locke Hartford Wolf Pack 76 31 54 85 -5 44
Samson, JeromeJerome Samson Albany River Rats 74 37 41 78 +8 66
Desharnais, DavidDavid Desharnais Hamilton Bulldogs 60 27 51 78 +30 34
Trotter, BrockBrock Trotter Hamilton Bulldogs 75 36 41 77 +33 56
Krog, JasonJason Krog Chicago Wolves 78 14 61 75 +17 34
Mancari, MarkMark Mancari Portland Pirates 74 28 46 74 +16 55
Linglet, CharlesCharles Linglet Springfield Falcons 75 19 55 74 0 36
St. Pierre, MartinMartin St. Pierre Binghamton Senators 77 24 48 72 -24 50

^† = No longer with listed team


Leading goaltenders

The following goaltenders with a minimum 1560 minutes played led the league in goals against average at the end of the regular season.[9]

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
Desjardins, CedrickCedrick Desjardins Hamilton Bulldogs 47 2576 1067 86 6 2.00 0.919 29 9 4
Bernier, JonathanJonathan Bernier Manchester Monarchs 58 3424 1823 116 9 2.03 0.936 30 21 6
Sanford, CurtisCurtis Sanford Hamilton Bulldogs 41 2230 935 79 4 2.13 0.916 23 11 3
Holtby, BradenBraden Holtby Hershey Bears 37 2146 1000 83 2 2.32 0.917 25 8 2
Dekanich, MarkMark Dekanich Milwaukee Admirals 49 2804 1266 109 4 2.33 0.914 27 16 4


Calder Cup playoffs

Bracket

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Final
                                     
E1  Hershey 4  
A5  Bridgeport 1  
  E1  Hershey 4  
East Division  
  E2  Albany 0  
E2  Albany 4
 
E3  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 0  
  E1  Hershey 4  
Eastern Conference
  A3  Manchester 2  
A1  Worcester 4  
 
A4  Lowell 1  
  A1  Worcester 2
Atlantic Division  
  A3  Manchester 4  
A2  Portland 0
 
A3  Manchester 4  
  E1  Hershey 4
  W2  Texas 2
N1  Hamilton 4  
N4  Manitoba 2  
  N1  Hamilton 4
North Division  
  N3  Abbotsford 2  
N2  Rochester 3
 
N3  Abbotsford 4  
  N1  Hamilton 3
Western Conference
  W2  Texas 4  
W1  Chicago 4  
W4  Milwaukee 3  
  W1  Chicago 3
West Division  
  W2  Texas 4  
W2  Texas 4
W3  Rockford 0  

AHL awards

Calder Cup : Hershey Bears
Les Cunningham Award : Keith Aucoin, Hershey
John B. Sollenberger Trophy : Keith Aucoin, Hershey
Willie Marshall Award : Alexandre Giroux, Hershey
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award : Tyler Ennis, Portland
Eddie Shore Award : Danny Groulx, Worcester
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award : Jonathan Bernier, Manchester
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award : Cedrick Desjardins & Curtis Sanford, Hamilton
Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award : Guy Boucher, Hamilton
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award : Casey Borer, Albany
Yanick Dupre Memorial Award : Josh Tordjman, San Antonio
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy : Chris Bourque, Hershey
Richard F. Canning Trophy : Hershey Bears
Robert W. Clarke Trophy : Texas Stars
Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy: Hershey Bears
Frank Mathers Trophy: Hershey Bears
Norman R. "Bud" Poile Trophy: Hamilton Bulldogs
Emile Francis Trophy : Worcester Sharks
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy: Hershey Bears
Sam Pollock Trophy: Hamilton Bulldogs
John D. Chick Trophy: Chicago Wolves
James C. Hendy Memorial Award: Howard Dolgon, Syracuse
Thomas Ebright Memorial Award: Tom Mitchell, Binghamton
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards: Pete Dougherty, Albany
Ken McKenzie Award: Jim Sarosy, Syracuse
Michael Condon Memorial Award: David Butova

Milestones

See also

References

  • AHL official site
Preceded by
2008–09 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
2010–11 AHL season
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