1958–59 AHL season

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The 1958–59 AHL season was the 23rd season of the American Hockey League. The Eddie Shore Award was first awarded to the "Defenceman of the year." Six teams played 70 games each in the schedule. The Buffalo Bisons finished first overall in the regular season. The Hershey Bears won their second consecutive Calder Cup championship.

1958-59 AHL season
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Regular season
F. G. "Teddy" Oke TrophyBuffalo Bisons
Season MVPRudy Migay
Bill Hicke
Top scorerFred Glover
Calder Cup playoffs
Finals championsHershey Bears
  Runners-upBuffalo Bisons
AHL seasons
← 1957-58
1959-60 →

Final standingsEdit

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
Buffalo Bisons 70 38 28 4 80 233 201
Cleveland Barons 70 37 30 3 77 261 252
Rochester Americans 70 34 31 5 73 242 209
Hershey Bears 70 32 32 6 70 200 202
Springfield Indians 70 30 38 2 62 253 282
Providence Reds 70 28 40 2 58 222 265

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Bill Hicke Rochester Americans 69 41 56 97 41
Ken Schinkel Springfield Indians 70 43 42 85 19
Rudy Migay Rochester Americans 51 24 58 82 100
Harry Pidhirny Springfield Indians 70 21 60 81 26
Gary Aldcorn Rochester Americans 66 37 42 79 52
Eddie Mazur Cleveland Barons 70 34 44 78 54
Art Stratton Cleveland Barons 62 29 47 76 40
Bill Sweeney Buffalo Bisons 70 31 44 75 12

Calder Cup playoffsEdit

First round
Finals

All Star ClassicEdit

The 6th AHL All-Star Game was played on January 15, 1959, at the Hershey Sports Arena, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The defending Calder Cup champions Hershey Bears won 5-2 versus the AHL All-Stars.[1]

Trophy and award winnersEdit

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Hershey Bears
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions:
Buffalo Bisons
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Bill Hicke and Rudy Migay - Rochester Americans
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Bill Hicke - Rochester Americans
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Bill Hicke - Rochester Americans
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Steve Kraftcheck - Rochester Americans
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Bobby Perreault - Hershey Bears

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Preceded by
1957–58 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1959–60 AHL season