The 1984–85 AHL season was the 49th season of the American Hockey League. Thirteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Binghamton Whalers finished first overall in the regular season. The Sherbrooke Canadiens won their first 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
Maine Mariners 80383210 86296266
Fredericton Express 803636 8 80279301
Sherbrooke Canadiens 803738 5 79323329
Nova Scotia Oilers 803637 7 79292295
Adirondack Red Wings 803537 8 78290336
Moncton Golden Flames 803240 8 72291300
South GP W L T Pts GF GA
Binghamton Whalers 805220 8112388265
Baltimore Skipjacks 804527 8 98326252
Rochester Americans 80402713 93333301
Springfield Indians 803640 4 76322326
New Haven Nighthawks 803141 8 70315341
Hershey Bears 80264311 63315339
St. Catharines Saints 802450 6 54272391

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Paul Gardner Binghamton Whalers 64 51 79 130 10
Claude Verret Rochester Americans 76 40 53 93 12
Pierre Rioux Moncton Golden Flames 69 25 66 91 14
Steve Thomas St. Catharines Saints 64 42 48 90 56
Bruce Eakin Moncton Golden Flames 78 35 48 83 60
Larry Floyd Maine Mariners 72 30 51 81 24
Claude Larose Sherbrooke Canadiens 77 36 43 79 4
Serge Boisvert Sherbrooke Canadiens 63 38 41 79 8
Ray Cote Nova Scotia Oilers 79 36 43 79 63
Grant Martin Fredericton Express 65 31 47 78 78
Mike Siltala Binghamton Whalers 75 42 36 78 53

Calder Cup playoffsEdit

See 1985 Calder Cup Playoffs

Trophy and award winnersEdit

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Sherbrooke Canadiens
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, North Division:
Maine Mariners
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, South Division:
Binghamton Whalers
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Paul Gardner - Binghamton Whalers
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Paul Gardner - Binghamton Whalers
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Steve Thomas - St. Catharines Saints
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Richie Dunn - Binghamton Whalers
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best Goaltender:
Jon Casey - Baltimore Skipjacks
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Jon Casey - Baltimore Skipjacks
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Bill Dineen - Adirondack Red Wings
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Paul Gardner - Binghamton Whalers
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Brian Skrudland - Sherbrooke Canadiens
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
John Haas
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Jerry Crasnick, Maine, (newspaper)
Roger Neel, Binghamton, (radio)
Phil Smith, Rochester, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Dale Arnold, Maine Mariners

Team PhotosEdit

See alsoEdit


Preceded by
1983–84 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1985–86 AHL season
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