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.

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 703828 4 80233201
Cleveland Barons 703730 3 77261252
Rochester Americans 703431 5 73242209
Hershey Bears 703232 6 70200202
Springfield Indians 703038 2 62253282
Providence Reds 702840 2 58222265

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 69415697 41
Ken Schinkel Springfield Indians 70434285 19
Rudy Migay Rochester Americans 51245882100
Harry Pidhirny Springfield Indians70216081 26
Gary Aldcorn Rochester Americans 66374279 52
Eddie Mazur Cleveland Barons 70344478 54
Art Stratton Cleveland Barons 62294776 40
Bill Sweeney Buffalo Bisons 70314475 12

Calder Cup playoffsEdit

First round

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

Team PhotosEdit

Game AdsEdit

See alsoEdit


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