The 1976–77 AHL season was the 41st season of the American Hockey League. The league lost two teams, and divisions were dissolved. Six teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy is awarded is for first place in the regular season, and the John D. Chick Trophy is not awarded. The Nova Scotia Voyageurs repeated as first overall in the regular season, and won their third 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
Nova Scotia Voyageurs 805222 6110308225
New Haven Nighthawks 804331 6 92333287
Rochester Americans 804233 5 89320273
Hershey Bears 803638 6 78282293
Springfield Indians 802851 1 57302390
Rhode Island Reds 802551 4 54282359

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Andre Peloffy Springfield Indians 79425799106
Ed Johnstone New Haven Nighthawks 80405898 79
Doug Gibson Rochester Americans 78415697 11
Tom Colley New Haven Nighthawks 80375693 36
Blake Dunlop New Haven Nighthawks 76336093 16
Pierre Mondou Nova Scotia Voyageurs71444589 21
Walt Ledingham Rhode Island Reds 73295786 20
Rod Schutt Nova Scotia Voyageurs 80335184 56

Calder Cup playoffsEdit

See 1977 Calder Cup Playoffs

Trophy and award winnersEdit

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Nova Scotia Voyageurs
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions:
Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Doug Gibson - Rochester Americans
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Andre Peloffy - Springfield Indians
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Rod Schutt - Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Brian Engblom - 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:
Al MacNeil - Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Frank Mathers
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Steve Summers & Bruce Whitman, Hershey, (newspaper)
Leo MacIsaac, Nova Scotia, (radio)
Rich Funke, Rochester, (television)

See alsoEdit


Preceded by
1975–76 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1977–78 AHL season
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