The 1975–76 AHL season was the 40th season of the American Hockey League. The league begins to give out three James H. Ellery Memorial Awards to the media, one each for outstanding newspaper, radio and television coverage of the AHL.

Eight teams played 76 games each in the schedule. The Nova Scotia Voyageurs finished first overall in the regular season, and won their second 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;

North GP W L T Pts GF GA
Nova Scotia Voyageurs 764820 8104326209
Rochester Americans 764225 9 93304243
Providence Reds 763434 8 76294300
Springfield Indians 763339 4 70267321
South GP W L T Pts GF GA
Hershey Bears 763931 6 84304275
Richmond Robins 762939 8 66262297
New Haven Nighthawks 762939 8 66261295
Baltimore Clippers 762148 7 49238316

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Jean-Guy Gratton Hershey Bears 73 35 58 9338
Ron AndruffNova Scotia Voyageurs 74 42 46 8858
Greg Holst Providence Reds 69 37 44 81 77
Guy ChouinardNova Scotia Voyageurs 7040 40 8014
Gordie Clark Rochester Americans72 30 49 797
Pierre Mondou Nova Scotia Voyageurs 7434437730
Fred Speck Baltimore Clippers 76 23 52 75 93
Larry Fullan Richmond Robins 76 18 57 75 26
Wayne Schaab Richmond Robins 75 36 36 72 31

Calder Cup playoffsEdit

See 1976 Calder Cup Playoffs

Trophy and award winnersEdit

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Nova Scotia Voyageurs
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, North Division:
Nova Scotia Voyageurs
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, South Division:
Hershey Bears
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Ron Andruff - Nova Scotia Voyageurs
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Jean-Guy Gratton - Hershey Bears
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Greg Holst - Providence Reds &
Pierre Mondou - Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Noel Price - Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Ed Walsh & Dave Elenbaas - Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Chuck Hamilton - Hershey Bears
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Macgregor Kilpatrick
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Clayton Campbell, Nova Scotia, (newspaper)
Arnie Patterson, Nova Scotia, (radio)
Dick Galiette, New Haven, (television)

Team PhotosEdit

See alsoEdit


Preceded by
1974–75 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1976–77 AHL season
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