The 1983–84 AHL season was the 48th season of the American Hockey League. Thirteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The league initiates two new awards. The Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award is first awarded to the league's "best goaltender." The Jack A. Butterfield Trophy is first awarded to the "MVP of the playoffs." The Baltimore Skipjacks finished first overall in the regular season. The Maine Mariners won their third Calder Cup championship.

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
Fredericton Express 804530 5 95340262
Adirondack Red Wings 80372914 88344330
Maine Mariners 80333611 77310312
Nova Scotia Voyageurs 80323711 75277288
Moncton Alpines 803240 8 72251278
Sherbrooke Jets 802253 5 49301419
South GP W L T Pts GF GA
Baltimore Skipjacks 80462410102384304
Rochester Americans 804632 2 94363300
St. Catharines Saints 804331 6 92364346
Springfield Indians 803935 6 84344340
New Haven Nighthawks 803640 4 76365371
Binghamton Whalers 803343 4 70359388
Hershey Bears 80284210 66320384

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Claude Larose Sherbrooke Jets 80 53 67 120 6
Murray Eaves Sherbrooke Jets 78 47 68 115 40
Mike Kaszycki St. Catharines Saints 72 39 71 110 51
Bruce Boudreau St. Catharines Saints 80 47 62 109 44
Ross Yates Binghamton Whalers 68 35 73 108 82
Mal Davis Rochester Americans 71 55 48 103 53
Mark Lofthouse New Haven Nighthawks 79 37 64 101 45
Normand Aubin St. Catharines Saints 80 47 47 94 63
Geordie Robertson Rochester Americans 64 37 54 91 103
Claude Verret Rochester Americans 65 39 51 90 4

Calder Cup playoffsEdit

See 1984 Calder Cup Playoffs

Trophy and award winnersEdit

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Maine Mariners
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, North Division:
Fredericton Express
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, South Division:
Baltimore Skipjacks
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Garry Lariviere - St. Catharines Saints &
Mal Davis - Rochester Americans
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Claude Larose - Sherbrooke Jets
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Claude Verret - Rochester Americans
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Garry Lariviere - St. Catharines Saints
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best Goaltender:
Brian Ford - Fredericton Express
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Brian Ford - Fredericton Express
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Gene Ubriaco - Baltimore Skipjacks
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Claude Larose - Sherbrooke Jets
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Bud Stefanski - Maine Mariners
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Jack A. Butterfield
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Jack Gatecliff, St. Catharines, (newspaper)
Tom George, Rochester, (radio)
Vince Bagli, Baltimore, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Dave Strader, Adirondack Red Wings

See alsoEdit


Preceded by
1982–83 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1984–85 AHL season
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