1981–82 AHL season

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The 1981–82 AHL season was the 46th season of the American Hockey League. Eleven teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The New Brunswick Hawks finished first overall in the regular season, and won their first Calder Cup championship.

1981-82 AHL season
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Regular season
F. G. "Teddy" Oke TrophyNew Brunswick Hawks
Season MVPMike Kaszycki
Top scorerMike Kaszycki
Calder Cup playoffs
Finals championsNew Brunswick Hawks
  Runners-upBinghamton Whalers
AHL seasons
← 1980-81

Team changesEdit

Final standingsEdit

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
New Brunswick Hawks (TOR/CHI) 80 48 21 11 107 338 227
Maine Mariners (PHI) 80 47 26 7 101 325 272
Nova Scotia Voyageurs (MTL) 80 35 35 10 80 330 313
Springfield Indians (NYR) 80 32 43 5 69 278 319
Fredericton Express (QUE) 80 20 55 5 45 275 408
South GP W L T Pts GF GA
Binghamton Whalers (HFD) 80 46 28 6 98 329 266
Rochester Americans (BUF) 80 40 31 9 89 325 286
New Haven Nighthawks (LA) 80 39 33 8 86 292 276
Hershey Bears (WSH) 80 36 38 6 78 316 347
Adirondack Red Wings (DET) 80 34 37 9 77 299 285
Erie Blades (PIT/BOS) 80 22 52 6 50 317 425

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Mike Kaszycki New Brunswick Hawks 80 36 82 118 67
Gordie Clark Maine Mariners 80 50 51 101 34
Wayne Schaab Maine Mariners 80 27 69 96 22
Guy Carbonneau Nova Scotia Voyageurs 77 27 67 94 124
Wes Jarvis Hershey Bears 56 31 61 92 44
Bob Sullivan Binghamton Whalers 74 47 43 90 44
Paul Evans Maine Mariners 79 33 57 90 42
Richard David Fredericton Express 74 51 32 83 18
Mike Krushelnyski Erie Blades 62 31 52 83 44
Steve Larmer New Brunswick Hawks 74 38 44 82 46

Calder Cup playoffsEdit

Division Semifinals Division Finals Calder Cup Final
         
N1 New Brunswick 3
S5 Adirondack 2
N1 New Brunswick 4
North Division
N3 Nova Scotia 1
N2 Maine 1
N3 Nova Scotia 3
N1 New Brunswick 4
S1 Binghamton 1
S1 Binghamton 3
S4 Hershey 2
S1 Binghamton 4
South Division
S2 Rochester 1
S2 Rochester 3
S3 New Haven 1

Trophy and award winnersEdit

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
New Brunswick Hawks
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, North Division:
New Brunswick Hawks
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, South Division:
Binghamton Whalers
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Mike Kaszycki - New Brunswick Hawks
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Mike Kaszycki - New Brunswick Hawks
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Bob Sullivan - Binghamton Whalers
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Dave Farrish - New Brunswick Hawks
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Bob Janecyk & Warren Skorodenski - New Brunswick Hawks
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Larry Kish - Binghamton Whalers
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Mike Kaszycki - New Brunswick Hawks
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Roy Mlakar
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Barry Meisel, Binghamton, (newspaper)
Dave Morrell, Fredericton, (radio)
John Logan, Moncton, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Rick Peckham, Rochester Americans

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Preceded by
1980–81 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1982–83 AHL season