The 1970–71 AHL season was the 35th season of the American Hockey League. Eight teams played 72 games each in the schedule. The Baltimore Clippers finished first overall in the regular season. The Springfield Kings won their first Calder Cup championship, since being renamed from the Indians.

Team changesEdit

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
Providence Reds 72283113 69257270
Montreal Voyageurs 72273114 68215239
Springfield Kings722935 8 66244281
Quebec Aces 72253116 66211240
West GP W L T Pts GF GA
Baltimore Clippers 724023 9 89263224
Cleveland Barons 723926 7 85272208
Hershey Bears 72313110 72238212
Rochester Americans 72253611 61222248

The Springfield Kings defeated the Quebec Aces by a score of 4-3 in overtime in a one game playoff to determine the last playoff spot in the East Division.

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Fred Speck Baltimore Clippers 72 31 61 92 40
Marc Dufour Baltimore Clippers 69 31 51 82 15
Norm Beaudin Cleveland Barons 59 27 48 75 39
Wayne Rivers Baltimore Clippers 65 38 37 75 66
Joey Johnston Cleveland Barons 72 27 47 74 142
Joe Szura Providence Reds 70 21 53 74 39
Bob Leiter Hershey Bears 72 33 36 69 26
Don Blackburn Rochester Americans 62 25 44 69 22
Doug Volmar Springfield Kings 69 42 26 68 52

Calder Cup playoffsEdit

First round
Second round

Trophy and award winnersEdit

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Springfield Kings
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, East Division:
Providence Reds
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, West Division:
Baltimore Clippers
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Fred Speck - Baltimore Clippers
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Fred Speck - Baltimore Clippers
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Fred Speck - Baltimore Clippers
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Marshall Johnston - Cleveland Barons
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Gary Kurt - Cleveland Barons
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Terry Reardon - Baltimore Clippers
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Jack A. Butterfield
James H. Ellery Memorial Award
Outstanding media coverage:
W.W. "Tiny" Parry, Hershey

Team PhotosEdit

Game AdsEdit

See alsoEdit


Preceded by
1969–70 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1971–72 AHL season
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