The 1998–99 AHL season was the 63rd season of the American Hockey League. Nineteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Providence Bruins finished first overall in the regular season, and won their first Calder Cup championship.

Team changesEdit

Final standingsEdit

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points;

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Atlantic GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Lowell Lock Monsters 8033 3213 2 81 219 237
St. John's Maple Leafs 8034 35 7 4 79 246 270
Fredericton Canadiens 8033 36 6 5 77 246 246
Saint John Flames 8031 40 8 1 71 238 296
Portland Pirates 8023 48 7 2 55 214 273
New England GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Providence Bruins 80561644120 321 223
Hartford Wolf Pack 80383156 87 256 256
Springfield Falcons 80353591 80 245 232
Worcester IceCats 80343682 78 237 260
Beast of New Haven 80333575 78 240 250

Western ConferenceEdit

Empire State GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Rochester Americans 80522161111287176
Albany River Rats 80462662100275230
Hamilton Bulldogs 80402974 91229206
Adirondack Red Wings 80214883 53184280
Syracuse Crunch 80185093 48220327
Mid-Atlantic GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Philadelphia Phantoms 804722 92105 272 221
Kentucky Thoroughblades 804426 73 98 272 214
Hershey Bears 803732101 85 242 224
Cincinnati Mighty Ducks 803539 42 76 227 249

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Domenic Pittis Rochester Americans763866104108
Randy Robitaille Providence Bruins74287410234
John Madden Albany River Rats 753860 98 44
Peter White Philadelphia Phantoms 773159 90 20
Jim Montgomery Philadelphia Phantoms 782958 87 89
Steve Brule Albany River Rats 783252 84 35
Richard Park Philadelphia Phantoms 754142 83 33
Lonny Bohonos St. John's Maple Leafs 703448 82 40
Craig Fisher Rochester Americans702952 81 28
Shane Willis Beast of New Haven 733150 81 49

Calder Cup playoffsEdit

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Final
A1  Lowell 0  
A4  Saint John 3  
  A4  Saint John 0  
  A3  Fredericton 4  
A2  St. John's 2
A3  Fredericton 3  
  A3  Fredericton 2  
Eastern Conference
  N1  Providence 4  
N1  Providence 3  
N4  Worcester 1  
  N1  Providence 4
  N2  Hartford 0  
N2  Hartford 3
N3  Springfield 0  
  N1  Providence 4
  E1  Rochester 1
E1  Rochester 3  
E4  Adirondack 0  
  E1  Rochester 4
  E3  Hamilton 2  
E2  Albany 2
E3  Hamilton 3  
  E1  Rochester 4
Western Conference
  M1  Philadelphia 2  
M1  Philadelphia 3  
M4  Cincinnati 0  
  M1  Philadelphia 4
  M2  Kentucky 3  
M2  Kentucky 3
M3  Hershey 2  

All Star ClassicEdit

The 12th AHL All-Star Game was played on January 25, 1999 at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Team PlanetUSA defeated Team Canada 5-4 in a shootout. In the skills competition held the day before the All-Star Game, Team Canada won 15-12 over Team PlanetUSA. [1]

Trophy and award winnersEdit

Team awardsEdit

Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Providence Bruins
Richard F. Canning Trophy
Eastern Conference playoff champions:
Providence Bruins
Robert W. Clarke Trophy
Western Conference playoff champions:
Rochester Americans
Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy
Regular season champions, League:
Providence Bruins
Frank Mathers Trophy
Regular Season champions, Mid-Atlantic Division:
Philadelphia Phantoms
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, New England Division:
Providence Bruins
Sam Pollock Trophy
Regular Season champions, Atlantic Division:
Lowell Lock Monsters
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, Empire State Division:
Rochester Americans

Individual awardsEdit

Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Randy Robitaille - Providence Bruins
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Domenic Pittis - Rochester Americans
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Shane Willis - Beast of New Haven
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Ken Sutton - Albany River Rats
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best Goaltender:
Martin Biron - Rochester Americans
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Martin Biron & Tom Draper - Rochester Americans
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Peter Laviolette - Providence Bruins
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Mitch Lamoureux - Hershey Bears
Yanick Dupre Memorial Award
Community Service Award:
Brent Thompson - Hartford Wolf Pack
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Peter Ferraro - Providence Bruins

Other awardsEdit

James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Jody Gage, Rochester Americans
Thomas Ebright Memorial Award
Career contributions:
Gordon Anziano
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Phil Janack, Albany, (newspaper)
Tim Woodburn, Kentucky, (radio)
Cable Atlantic, St. John's, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Cary Kaplan, Hamilton Bulldogs

Game AdsEdit

See alsoEdit


Preceded by
1997–98 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1999–00 AHL season
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