The 1959–60 AHL season was the 24th season of the American Hockey League. Seven teams played 72 games each in the schedule. The Quebec Aces become the first Canadian-based team in the league. The Springfield Indians finished first overall in the regular season, and won their first Calder Cup championship.

Team changesEdit

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
Springfield Indians 724323 6 92280219
Rochester Americans 724027 5 85251211
Providence Reds 723832 2 78251237
Cleveland Barons 723430 8 76267229
Buffalo Bisons 723335 4 70251271
Hershey Bears 722837 7 63226238
Quebec Aces 721951 2 40178333

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Fred Glover Cleveland Barons 723869107143
Bill Sweeney Springfield Indians 673759 96 14
Floyd Smith Springfield Indians 713151 82 26
Stan Baluik Providence Reds 652357 80 60
Willie Marshall Hershey Bears 723840 78 99
Larry Wilson Buffalo Bisons 643345 78 18
Dick Gamble Buffalo Bisons 722750 77 22
Stan Smrke Rochester Americans 674036 76 18
Bruce Cline Springfield Indians 702550 75 9
Bob Nevin Rochester Americans 713242 74 10

Calder Cup playoffsEdit

First round

All Star ClassicEdit

The 7th AHL All-Star Game was played on December 10, 1959 at the Eastern States Coliseum, in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The Springfield Indians defeated the AHL All-Stars by an 8-3 score.

Trophy and award winnersEdit

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Springfield Indians
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions:
Springfield Indians
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Fred Glover - Cleveland Barons
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Fred Glover - Cleveland Barons
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Stan Baluik - Providence Reds
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Larry Hillman - Providence Reds
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Ed Chadwick - Rochester Americans

Regular Season AttendanceEdit

Quebec: 205,519

Team PhotosEdit

Game AdsEdit

See alsoEdit


Preceded by
1958–59 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1960–61 AHL season
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