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The 2019–20 AHL season is the 84th season of the American Hockey League. The regular season begins October 4, 2019, and ends April 11, 2020.[1] The 2020 Calder Cup playoffs follow the conclusion of the regular season.

2019–20 AHL season
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Regular season
Playoffs
Calder Cup
AHL seasons

League changesEdit

For the first time since 2012, there were no team changes in the offseason. The league also retained the same four division alignment of 31 teams, with teams in each division playing 76 games except for the seven-team Pacific Division with 68 games each.[1] The Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy for the regular season champion is still awarded based on points percentage.

Coaching changesEdit

Off–season
Team 2018–19 coach 2019–20 coach Notes
Charlotte Checkers Mike Vellucci Ryan Warsofsky Vellucci left for the WBS Penguins head coaching position after leading the Checkers to the 2019 Calder Cup. Warsofsky was promoted from the assistant coaching position.
Cleveland Monsters John Madden Mike Eaves Madden resigned after three seasons and one playoff appearance. He was replaced by Eaves, a longtime Wisconsin Badgers head coach, but most recently with Div. III St. Olaf College.
Hartford Wolf Pack Keith McCambridge Kris Knoblauch McCambridge was fired after two seasons and never making the playoffs. Knoblach was hired after serving as a Philadelphia Flyers assistant following several seasons as a head coach in major juniors.
Rochester Americans Chris Taylor Gord Dineen[a] Taylor was called up to the Buffalo Sabres as an interim assistant coach when Don Granato had to take a medical leave of absence days before the season was to start. Dineen was named interim head coach of the Americans.[2]
San Diego Gulls Dallas Eakins Kevin Dineen Eakins was promoted to head coach of the Anaheim Ducks. Dineen was hired on July 15, 2019, after serving as an assistant with the Chicago Blackhawks. Dineen had previously been the head coach of the Portland Pirates in the AHL and the Florida Panthers in the NHL.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Clark Donatelli Mike Vellucci The Penguins hired Vellucci after his successful stint with the Charlotte Checkers and Donatelli resigned.
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StandingsEdit

 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 ConferenceEdit

As of October 14, 2019[3]

Atlantic Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts Pts% GF GA
Hartford Wolf Pack (NYR) 4 3 0 0 1 7 .875 14 10
Providence Bruins (BOS) 4 3 1 0 0 6 .750 10 8
Hershey Bears (WSH) 4 2 1 1 0 5 .625 13 10
Charlotte Checkers (CAR) 4 2 2 0 0 4 .500 13 12
Springfield Thunderbirds (FLA) 5 2 3 0 0 4 .400 14 12
Lehigh Valley Phantoms (PHI) 3 1 1 1 0 3 .500 7 8
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (NYI) 4 1 2 1 0 3 .375 9 15
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (PIT) 4 1 2 1 0 3 .375 9 16
North Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts Pts% GF GA
Toronto Marlies (TOR) 3 3 0 0 0 6 1.000 11 3
Rochester Americans (BUF) 4 3 1 0 0 6 .750 10 8
Syracuse Crunch (TB) 3 2 0 1 0 5 .833 10 7
Utica Comets (VAN) 2 2 0 0 0 4 1.000 8 6
Cleveland Monsters (CBJ) 4 2 2 0 0 4 .500 11 11
Binghamton Devils (NJ) 3 1 1 1 0 3 .500 9 10
Belleville Senators (OTT) 3 1 2 0 0 2 .333 7 10
Laval Rocket (MTL) 4 1 3 0 0 2 .250 8 12

Western ConferenceEdit

As of October 14, 2019[3]

Central Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts Pts% GF GA
San Antonio Rampage (STL) 4 3 0 0 1 7 .875 11 5
Iowa Wild (MIN) 4 3 0 0 1 7 .875 14 10
Milwaukee Admirals (NSH) 3 2 1 0 0 4 .667 10 8
Grand Rapids Griffins (DET) 3 2 1 0 0 4 .667 13 11
Texas Stars (DAL) 4 1 2 0 1 3 .375 9 13
Chicago Wolves (VGK) 3 1 2 0 0 2 .333 7 12
Manitoba Moose (WPG) 4 1 3 0 0 2 .250 8 12
Rockford IceHogs (CHI) 3 0 3 0 0 0 .000 5 10
Pacific Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts Pts% GF GA
Stockton Heat (CGY) 3 3 0 0 0 6 1.000 14 7
Ontario Reign (LA) 4 2 1 1 0 5 .625 13 14
Tucson Roadrunners (ARI) 3 2 1 0 0 4 .667 12 7
San Jose Barracuda (SJ) 3 2 1 0 0 4 .667 9 9
Bakersfield Condors (EDM) 3 1 1 1 0 3 .500 7 8
Colorado Eagles (COL) 3 1 2 0 0 2 .333 8 12
San Diego Gulls (ANA) 3 0 3 0 0 0 .000 5 12

Statistical leadersEdit

Leading skatersEdit

The following players are sorted by points, then goals. Updated as of October 13, 2019.[4]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Travis Boyd Hershey Bears 2 4 2 6 0
Nathan Walker San Antonio Rampage 4 4 2 6 0
Gerald Mayhew Iowa Wild 4 3 3 6 8
Michael Sgarbossa Hershey Bears 4 3 3 6 0
Chris Terry Grand Rapids Griffins 3 2 4 6 2
Reid Boucher Utica Comets 2 4 1 5 2
Yakov Trenin Milwaukee Admirals 3 4 1 5 4
Anders Bjork Providence Bruins 4 3 2 5 4
Morgan Geekie Charlotte Checkers 4 3 2 5 0
Mario Kempe Ontario Reign 4 3 2 5 0

Leading goaltendersEdit

The following goaltenders with a minimum 60 minutes played lead the league in goals against average. Updated as of October 13, 2019.[5]

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
Joseph Woll Toronto Marlies 1 60:00 23 0 1 0.00 1.000 1 0 0
Mat Robson Iowa Wild 1 65:00 33 1 0 0.92 .970 0 0 1
Adam Wilcox San Antonio Rampage 1 65:00 32 1 0 0.92 .969 0 0 1
Troy Grosenick Milwaukee Admirals 2 61:37 41 1 0 0.97 .976 1 0 0
Scott Wedgewood Syracuse Crunch 1 60:00 32 1 0 1.00 .969 1 0 0
Maxime Lagacé Providence Bruins 2 119:54 60 2 1 1.00 .967 2 0 0
Ville Husso San Antonio Rampage 3 179:09 82 3 1 1.00 .963 3 0 0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2019-20 AHL SCHEDULE UNVEILED". AHL. July 10, 2019.
  2. ^ "Sabres, Amerks announce coaching staff update". AHL. October 1, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "AHL Standings". AHL. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  4. ^ "Player Stats TheAHL.com". AHL.
  5. ^ "Top Goalies - TheAHL.com". AHL.

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