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The 2006–07 AHL season was the 71st season of the American Hockey League. Twenty-seven teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Hamilton Bulldogs won their first Calder Cup, defeating the defending champions, the Hershey Bears in the finals.

Team changesEdit

Final standingsEdit

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

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Atlantic Division GP W L OTL SL Pts GF GA
Manchester Monarchs (LA) 805121 7 1 110242182
Hartford Wolf Pack (NYR) 804729 3 1 98231201
Providence Bruins (BOS) 804430 2 4 94251218
Worcester Sharks (SJ) 804128 3 8 93247244
Lowell Devils (NJ) 803830 6 6 88212220
Portland Pirates (ANA) 803731 3 9 86225232
Springfield Falcons (TB) 802849 1 2 59181268
East Division GP W L OTL SL Pts GF GA
Hershey Bears (WAS) 805117 6 6 114305219
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (PIT/EDM) 805123 2 4 108276221
Norfolk Admirals (CHI) 805022 6 2 108301257
Albany River Rats (CAR/COL) 803736 4 3 81246258
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (NYI) 803637 1 6 79229267
Philadelphia Phantoms (PHI) 803141 2 6 70222271
Binghamton Senators (OTT) 802348 4 5 55225323

Western ConferenceEdit

North Division GP W L OTL SL Pts GF GA
Manitoba Moose (VAN) 804523 7 5 102232201
Rochester Americans (BUF/FLA) 804830 1 1 98269250
Hamilton Bulldogs (MTL/EDM) 804328 3 6 95243208
Grand Rapids Griffins (DET/EDM) 803732 6 5 85226244
Syracuse Crunch (CBJ) 803434 4 8 80250248
Toronto Marlies (TOR) 803439 2 5 75220270
West Division GP W L OTL SL Pts GF GA
Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights (CGY) 804925 5 1 104214189
Chicago Wolves (ATL) 804625 3 6 101331252
Milwaukee Admirals (NAS/EDM) 804125 4 10 96227230
Iowa Stars (DAL/EDM) 804234 3 1 88221231
Peoria Rivermen (STL) 803733 2 8 84221242
San Antonio Rampage (PHX) 803242 2 4 70219256
Houston Aeros (MIN) 802743 4 6 64205269

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Darren Haydar Chicago Wolves 73 41 81 122 55
Keith Aucoin Albany River Rats 65 27 72 99 108
Martin St. Pierre Norfolk Admirals 65 27 72 99 100
Brett Sterling Chicago Wolves 77 55 42 97 96
Cory Larose Chicago Wolves 63 22 61 83 75
Jason Jaffray Manitoba Moose 77 35 46 81 75
Mathieu Darche Worcester Sharks 76 35 45 80 72
Jason Krog Chicago Wolves 44 26 54 80 20
Troy Brouwer Norfolk Admirals 66 41 38 79 70
Pierre Parenteau Portland Pirates/Norfolk Admirals 68 30 49 79 47

Leading goaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; Mins = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; SL = Shootout losses; GA = Goals allowed; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player Team GP Mins W L SL GA SO SV% GAA
Drew MacIntyre Manitoba Moose 28 1618 16 11 0 54 6 .932 2.00
Curtis McElhinney Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights 57 3181 35 17 1 113 7 .917 2.13
Jaroslav Halak Hamilton Bulldogs 41 2290 24 12 2 83 3 .922 2.17
Jason LaBarbera Manchester Monarchs 62 3619 39 20 1 133 7 .933 2.21
Al Montoya Hartford Wolf Pack 48 2556 27 17 0 98 6 .914 2.30

Calder Cup PlayoffsEdit

  Division Semi-finals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Finals
                                     
A1  Manchester 4  
A4  Worcester 2  
  A1  Manchester 4  
  A3  Providence 2  
A2  Hartford 3
A3  Providence 4  
  A1  Manchester 0  
Eastern
  E1  Hershey 4  
E1  Hershey 4  
E4  Albany 1  
  E1  Hershey 4
  E2  WBS 1  
E2  WBS 4
E3  Norfolk 2  
  E1  Hershey 1
  N3  Hamilton 4
N1  Manitoba 4  
N4  Grand Rapids 3  
  N1  Manitoba 2
  N3  Hamilton 4  
N2  Rochester 2
N3  Hamilton 4  
  N3  Hamilton 4
Western
  W2  Chicago 1  
W1  Omaha 2  
W4  Iowa 4  
  W4  Iowa 2
  W2  Chicago 4  
W2  Chicago 4
W3  Milwaukee 0  

All Star ClassicEdit

The 20th AHL All-Star Classic was played on January 29, 2007 at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario. Team PlanetUSA defeated Team Canada 7-6. In the skills competition held the night before, Team PlanetUSA defeated Team Canada 19-14. [1] [2]

Trophy and award winnersEdit

Team awardsEdit

Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Hamilton Bulldogs
Richard F. Canning Trophy
Eastern Conference playoff champions:
Hershey Bears
Robert W. Clarke Trophy
Western Conference playoff champions:
Hamilton Bulldogs
Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy
Regular season champions, League:
Hershey Bears
Frank Mathers Trophy
Regular season champions, Eastern Conference:
Hershey Bears
Norman R. "Bud" Poile Trophy
Regular season champions, Western Conference:
Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights
Emile Francis Trophy
Regular season champions, Atlantic Division:
Manchester Monarchs
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular season champions, East Division:
Hershey Bears
Sam Pollock Trophy
Regular season champions, North Division:
Manitoba Moose
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular season champions, West Division:
Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights

Individual awardsEdit

Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Darren Haydar - Chicago Wolves
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Darren Haydar - Chicago Wolves
Willie Marshall Award
Top goal scorer:
Brett Sterling - Chicago Wolves
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Brett Sterling - Chicago Wolves
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Sheldon Brookbank - Milwaukee Admirals
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best goaltender:
Jason LaBarbera - Manchester Monarchs
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Jason LaBarbera - Manchester Monarchs
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Mike Haviland - Norfolk Admirals
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Mike Keane - Manitoba Moose
Yanick Dupre Memorial Award
Community Service Award:
Matt Carkner - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Carey Price - Hamilton Bulldogs

Other awardsEdit

James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Jon Greenberg, Milwaukee Admirals
Thomas Ebright Memorial Award
Career contributions:
Frank Miceli
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Bill Ballou, Worcester, (newspaper)
John Bartlett, Toronto, (radio)
Mark Giangreco, Chicago, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Randy Cleves, Grand Rapids Griffins
Michael Condon Memorial Award
Outstanding service, on-ice official:
Leo Boylan


Team PhotosEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Preceded by
2005–06 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
2007–08 AHL season

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