1999–2000 AHL season

The 1999–2000 AHL season was the 64th season of the American Hockey League. Nineteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Hartford Wolf Pack finished first overall in the regular season, and won their first Calder Cup championship.

Team changes

Final standings

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

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

Scoring leaders

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

Calder Cup playoffs

Division SemifinalsDivision FinalsConference FinalsCalder Cup Final
            
A1Quebec0
N5Providence3
N5Providence4
Atlantic Division
A3Lowell0
A2Saint John0
A3Lowell3
N5Providence3
Eastern Conference
N1Hartford4
N1Hartford3
N4Springfield2
N1Hartford4
New England Division
N3Worcester1
N2Portland1
N3Worcester3
N1Hartford4
E1Rochester2
E1Rochester3
E4Albany2
E1Rochester4
Empire State Division
E3Hamilton2
E2Syracuse1
E3Hamilton3
E1Rochester4
Western Conference
M2Hershey0
M1Kentucky3
M4Louisville1
M1Kentucky1
Mid-Atlantic Division
M2Hershey4
M2Hershey3
M3Philadelphia2

All Star Classic

The 13th AHL All-Star Game was played on January 17, 2000, at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York. Team Canada defeated Team PlanetUSA 8-3. In the skills competition held the day before the All-Star Game, Team PlanetUSA won 17-12 over Team Canada. [1]

Trophy and award winners

Team awards

Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Hartford Wolf Pack
Richard F. Canning Trophy
Eastern Conference playoff champions:
Hartford Wolf Pack
Robert W. Clarke Trophy
Western Conference playoff champions:
Rochester Americans
Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy
Regular season champions, League:
Hartford Wolf Pack
Frank Mathers Trophy
Regular season champions, Mid-Atlantic Division:
Kentucky Thoroughblades
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular season champions, New England Division:
Hartford Wolf Pack
Sam Pollock Trophy
Regular season champions, Atlantic Division:
Quebec Citadelles
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular season champions, Empire State Division:
Rochester Americans

Individual awards

Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Martin Brochu - Portland Pirates
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Christian Matte - Hershey Bears
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Mika Noronen - Rochester Americans
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Brad Tiley - Springfield Falcons
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best goaltender:
Martin Brochu - Portland Pirates
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Milan Hnilicka & Jean-Francois Labbe - Hartford Wolf Pack
Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Glen Hanlon - Portland Pirates
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Randy Cunneyworth - Rochester Americans
Yanick Dupre Memorial Award
Community Service Award:
Mike Minard - Hamilton Bulldogs
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Derek Armstrong - Hartford Wolf Pack

Other awards

James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Doug Yingst, Hershey Bears
Thomas Ebright Memorial Award
Career contributions:
Bryan Lewis
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Dave Sottile, Hershey, (newspaper)
Greg Waddell, Cincinnati, (radio)
WBRE-TV, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Brian Magness & Rich Hixon, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

See also

References

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