The 1961–62 AHL season was the 26th season of the American Hockey League. The league initiated the James C. Hendy Memorial Award for outstanding team or league executives. The league resumed East and West Divisions. The John D. Chick Trophy is first awarded for the West Division champions of the regular season. The F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy is awarded to East Division champions of the regular season. Eight teams played 70 games each in the schedule. The Springfield Indians finished first overall again in the regular season, and won their third consecutive Calder Cup championship.

Team changesEdit

  • The second incarnation of the Pittsburgh Hornets are added as an expansion team in the West Division.

Final standingsEdit

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points;

East GP W L T Pts GF GA
Springfield Indians 704522 3 93292194
Hershey Bears 703728 5 79236213
Providence Reds 703632 2 74261267
Quebec Aces 703036 4 64208207
West GP W L T Pts GF GA
Cleveland Barons 703928 3 81255203
Buffalo Bisons 703631 3 75247219
Rochester Americans 703331 6 72234240
Pittsburgh Hornets 701058 2 22177367

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Bill Sweeney Springfield Indians 704061101 14
Willie Marshall Hershey Bears 703065 95 24
Barry Cullen Buffalo Bisons 694153 94 61
Brian Kilrea Springfield Indians 702073 93 28
Fred Glover Cleveland Barons 704045 85148
Ron Attwell Cleveland Barons 702855 83 43
Stan Baluik Providence Reds 692556 81 55
Brian Cullen Buffalo Bisons 672259 81 18
Jim Mikol Cleveland Barons 703248 80 89
Jim Anderson Springfield Indians 703841 79 24

Calder Cup playoffsEdit

First round
Second round

Trophy and award winnersEdit

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Springfield Indians
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, East Division:
Springfield Indians
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, West Division:
Cleveland Barons
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Fred Glover - Cleveland Barons
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Bill Sweeney - Springfield Indians
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Les Binkley - Cleveland Barons
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Kent Douglas - Springfield Indians
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Marcel Paille - Springfield Indians
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
James G. Balmer


  • Quebec: 197,721
  • Pittsburgh: 170,689

Team PhotosEdit

Team PhotosEdit

See alsoEdit


Preceded by
1960–61 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1962–63 AHL season

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