The 1989–90 AHL season was the 54th season of the American Hockey League.

Fourteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Sherbrooke Canadiens repeated finishing first overall in the regular season. The Springfield Indians won their sixth 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
Sherbrooke Canadiens 80452312102301247
Cape Breton Oilers 803934 7 85317306
Springfield Indians 803838 4 80317310
Halifax Citadels 803737 6 80317300
Maine Mariners 80313811 73294317
Moncton Hawks 803342 5 71265303
New Haven Nighthawks 803241 7 71283316
Rochester Americans 804328 9 95337286
Adirondack Red Wings 80422711 95330304
Baltimore Skipjacks 804330 7 93302265
Utica Devils 804432 4 92354315
Newmarket Saints 80313316 78305318
Hershey Bears 80323810 74298296
Binghamton Whalers 801160 9 31229366

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Paul Ysebaert Utica Devils 74 53 52 105 61
Ross Fitzpatrick Hershey Bears 74 45 58 103 26
Mike Donnelly Rochester Americans 68 43 55 98 71
Mark Pederson Sherbrooke Canadiens 72 53 42 95 60
Don Biggs Hershey Bears 66 39 53 92 125
Claude Vilgrain Utica Devils 73 37 52 89 32
Murray Eaves Adirondack Red Wings 78 40 49 89 35
Dale Krentz Adirondack Red Wings 74 38 50 88 36
Donald Audette Rochester Americans 70 42 46 88 78
John LeBlanc Cape Breton Oilers 77 54 34 88 50

Calder Cup playoffsEdit

The league instituted trophies for division champions in the playoffs; the Richard F. Canning Trophy in the North Division, and the Robert W. Clarke Trophy in the South Division.

Trophy and award winnersEdit

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Springfield Indians
Richard F. Canning Trophy
North division playoff champions:
Springfield Indians
Robert W. Clarke Trophy
South division playoff champions:
Rochester Americans
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, North Division:
Sherbrooke Canadiens
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, South Division:
Rochester Americans
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Paul Ysebaert - Utica Devils
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Paul Ysebaert - Utica Devils
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Donald Audette - Rochester Americans
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Eric Weinrich - Utica Devils
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best Goaltender:
Jean-Claude Bergeron - Sherbrooke Canadiens
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Jean-Claude Bergeron & Andre Racicot - Sherbrooke Canadiens
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Jim Roberts - Springfield Indians
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Murray Eaves - Adirondack Red Wings
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Jeff Hackett - Springfield Indians
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
David Andrews
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Mike Kane, Adirondack, (newspaper)
Ron Rohmer, New Haven, (radio)
Pyman Productions, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Don Ostrom, Adirondack Red Wings

Team PhotosEdit

See alsoEdit


Preceded by
1988–89 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1990–91 AHL season
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