The 1988–89 AHL season was the 53rd season of the American Hockey League. Fourteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The league abandoned awarding points for an overtime loss. The Sherbrooke Canadiens finished first overall in the regular season. The Adirondack Red Wings won their third 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
Sherbrooke Canadiens 804724 9103348261
Halifax Citadels 804230 8 92345300
Moncton Hawks 803734 9 83320313
New Haven Nighthawks 80353510 80325309
Maine Mariners 803240 8 72262317
Springfield Indians 803244 4 68287341
Cape Breton Oilers 802747 6 60308388
South GP W L T Pts GF GA
Adirondack Red Wings 804727 6100369294
Hershey Bears 80403010 90361309
Utica Devils 803734 9 83309295
Newmarket Saints 803836 6 82339334
Rochester Americans 803837 5 81305302
Baltimore Skipjacks 803046 4 64317347
Binghamton Whalers 802846 6 62307392

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Stephan Lebeau Sherbrooke Canadiens 78 70 64 134 47
Murray Eaves Adirondack Red Wings 80 46 72 118 84
Benoit Brunet Sherbrooke Canadiens 73 41 76 117 95
Mike Richard Baltimore Skipjacks 80 44 63 107 51
Don Biggs Hershey Bears 76 36 67 103158
Terry Yake Binghamton Whalers 75 39 56 95 57
Ken Priestlay Rochester Americans 64 56 37 93 60
Hubie McDonough New Haven Nighthawks 74 37 55 92 41
Ron Wilson Moncton Hawks 80 31 61 92 110
Brian Dobbin Hershey Bears 59 43 48 91 61

Calder Cup playoffsEdit

See 1989 Calder Cup Playoffs

Trophy and award winnersEdit

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Adirondack Red Wings
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, North Division:
Sherbrooke Canadiens
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, South Division:
Adirondack Red Wings
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Stephan Lebeau - Sherbrooke Canadiens
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Stephan Lebeau - Sherbrooke Canadiens
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Stephan Lebeau - Sherbrooke Canadiens
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Dave Fenyves - Hershey Bears
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best Goaltender:
Randy Exelby - Sherbrooke Canadiens
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Randy Exelby & Francois Gravel - Sherbrooke Canadiens
Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Tom McVie - Utica Devils
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Murray Eaves - Adirondack Red Wings
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Sam St. Laurent - Adirondack Red Wings
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Bruce Landon
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Paul Abramowitz, Maine, (newspaper)
Pat Connolly, Cape Breton, (radio)
Brian Lambert, Springfield, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
John Forslund, Springfield Indians

Team PhotosEdit

See alsoEdit


Preceded by
1987–88 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1989–90 AHL season
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