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The 1982–83 AHL season was the 47th season of the American Hockey League. Thirteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Rochester Americans finished first overall in the regular season, and won their fourth 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;

North GP W L T Pts GF GA
Fredericton Express 804527 8 98348284
Nova Scotia Voyageurs 804134 5 87378333
Maine Mariners 803933 8 86342309
Adirondack Red Wings 803639 5 77329343
Moncton Alpines 803439 7 75304315
Sherbrooke Jets 802254 4 48288390
South GP W L T Pts GF GA
Rochester Americans 804625 9101389325
Hershey Bears 804035 5 85313308
New Haven Nighthawks 803834 8 84337329
Binghamton Whalers 803636 8 80320333
Baltimore Skipjacks 803536 9 79362366
St. Catharines Saints 803341 6 72335368
Springfield Indians 803143 6 68282324

Scoring LeadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Ross Yates Binghamton Whalers 77 41 84125 28
Bruce Boudreau St. Catharines Saints 80 50 72122 65
Geordie Robertson Rochester Americans 72 46 73119 83
Mike Gillis Baltimore Skipjacks 74 32 81113 33
Mitch Lamoureux Baltimore Skipjacks 80 57 50107107
Jean-Francois Sauve Rochester Americans 73 30 69 99 10
Tony Currie Fredericton Express 68 47 48 95 16
Reg Thomas St. Catharines Saints 80 35 57 92 22
Ray Cote Moncton Alpines 80 28 63 91 35
Tony Cassolato Hershey Bears 75 53 38 91 22

Calder Cup PlayoffsEdit

Main article: 1983 Calder Cup Playoffs
  Division Semifinals Division Finals Calder Cup Final
                           
  1  Fredericton 4  
4  Adirondack 2  
  1  Fredericton 2  
North Division
  3  Maine 4  
2  Nova Scotia 3
  3  Maine 4  
    N3  Maine 0
  S1  Rochester 4
  1  Rochester 4  
4  Binghamton 1  
  1  Rochester 4
South Division
  3  New Haven 3  
2  Hershey 1
  3  New Haven 4  

Trophy and Award WinnersEdit

Team Awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Rochester Americans
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, North Division:
Fredericton Express
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, South Division:
Rochester Americans
Individual Awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Ross Yates - Binghamton Whalers
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Ross Yates - Binghamton Whalers
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Mitch Lamoureux - Baltimore Skipjacks
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Greg Tebbutt - Baltimore Skipjacks
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Brian Ford & Clint Malarchuk - Fredericton Express
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Jacques Demers - Fredericton Express
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Ross Yates - Binghamton Whalers
Other Awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
George Bergantz
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Mike Kane, Adirondack, (newspaper)
Phil Wood, Baltimore, (radio)
Tom Gagnon, Rochester, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Mike Doyle, Fredericton Express

See AlsoEdit

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