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The 2008–09 AHL season is the 73rd season of the American Hockey League. Twenty-nine teams each played 80 games in the regular season, which ran from October 8 until April 12.

Team and NHL affiliation changesEdit

The Iowa Stars are renamed and are now called the Iowa Chops, and the Anaheim Ducks have replaced the Dallas Stars as the team's NHL affiliate.

The Dallas Stars have no AHL affiliate this year, with the Texas Stars (based in Austin) to become their affiliate for the 2009–10 season.

On April 28, 2009, it was announced that two teams would be relocated for the 2009–10 season: the Quad City Flames would move to Abbotsford, BC, and the Philadelphia Phantoms would relocate to Glens Falls, NY.

Affiliation changesEdit

AHL team new affiliate old affiliate
Iowa Chops ANA DAL
Portland Pirates BUF ANA
Rochester Americans FLA BUF/FLA

StandingsEdit

Blue indicates team has clinched division.
Green indicates team has clinched a playoff spot.

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Atlantic Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA
Hartford Wolf Pack (NYR) 80 46 27 3 4 99 243 216
Providence Bruins (BOS) 80 43 29 2 6 94 238 232
Portland Pirates (BUF) 80 39 31 3 7 88 249 239
Worcester Sharks (SJ) 80 42 35 1 2 87 223 223
Manchester Monarchs (LA) 80 37 35 0 8 82 211 218
Lowell Devils (NJ) 80 35 36 2 7 79 213 243
Springfield Falcons (EDM) 80 24 44 8 4 60 188 258
East Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA
Hershey Bears (WSH) 80 49 23 2 6 106 296 240
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (NYI) 80 49 23 3 5 106 241 212
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (PIT) 80 49 25 3 3 104 274 212
Philadelphia Phantoms (PHI) 80 43 30 2 5 93 234 232
Binghamton Senators (OTT) 80 41 30 5 4 91 232 238
Norfolk Admirals (TB) 80 33 38 4 5 75 236 269
Albany River Rats (CAR) 80 33 40 3 4 73 219 258

Western ConferenceEdit

North Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA
Manitoba Moose (VAN) 80 50 23 1 6 107 239 188
Hamilton Bulldogs (MTL) 80 49 27 4 0 102 263 201
Grand Rapids Griffins (DET) 80 43 25 6 6 98 255 226
Toronto Marlies (TOR) 80 39 29 5 7 90 240 229
Syracuse Crunch (CBJ) 80 40 32 5 3 88 214 226
Lake Erie Monsters (COL) 80 34 38 3 5 76 199 218
Rochester Americans (FLA) 80 29 43 0 8 66 184 259
West Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA
Milwaukee Admirals (NSH) 80 49 22 3 6 107 229 195
Peoria Rivermen (STL) 80 43 31 2 4 92 215 211
Houston Aeros (MIN) 80 38 31 2 9 87 218 230
Rockford IceHogs (CHI) 80 40 34 0 6 86 229 220
Quad City Flames (CGY) 80 36 31 6 7 85 212 216
Chicago Wolves (ATL) 80 38 37 3 2 81 226 222
Iowa Chops (ANA) 80 33 33 4 10 80 209 260
San Antonio Rampage (PHX) 80 36 38 2 4 78 205 243

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Alexandre Giroux Hershey Bears 69 60 37 97 84
Keith Aucoin Hershey Bears 70 25 71 96 73
Jason Krog Manitoba Moose 74 30 56 86 30
Janne Pesonen Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 70 32 50 82 33
Artem Anisimov Hartford Wolfpack 80 37 44 81 50
Darren Haydar Grand Rapids Griffins 79 31 49 80 26
Tim Stapleton Toronto Marlies 70 28 51 79 26
Corey Locke Houston Aeros 77 25 54 79 60
Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau Hartford Wolfpack 74 29 49 78 142
Kyle Greentree Quad City Flames 79 39 37 76 63

Calder Cup PlayoffsEdit

See 2009 Calder Cup Playoffs

AHLAS09

All Star ClassicEdit

The 22nd AHL All-Star Classic was played in Worcester, Massachusetts on January 26, 2009, with the PlanetUSA All-Stars defeating the Canadian All-Stars 14-11 after scoring 9 goals in the 3rd Period to come back from an 8-5 deficit. Corey Locke scored 4 goals for the Canadian All-Stars, while Jeff Taffe had a hat trick for the PlanetUSA All-Stars.[1]
The host club was the Worcester Sharks. The 2009 event in Worcester marked the fourth time since 1995 that the AHL All-Star Classic took place in New England. The AHL All-Star Game was last held in Massachusetts in 1959 at the Eastern States Coliseum in West Springfield.[2]

Planet USA All-Stars Canadian All-Stars
Coach: Don Granato (Chicago Wolves) Bob Woods (Hershey Bears)
Assistant coach(es): Jason Christie, Wendell Young (Chicago Wolves) Mark French (Hershey Bears)
Starters:

Flag of Latvia #15 F Martins Karsums (Providence Bruins)
Flag of the United States #16 F Ryan Vesce (Worcester Sharks)
Flag of the United States #17 F Chris Bourque (Hershey Bears)
Flag of the Czech Republic #5 D Jakub Kindl (Grand Rapids Griffins)
Flag of Switzerland #7 D Yannick Weber (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Flag of the United States #35 G Cory Schneider (Manitoba Moose)

Flag of Canada #9 F Mike Santorelli (Milwaukee Admirals)
Flag of Canada #12 F Alexandre Giroux (Hershey Bears)
Flag of Canada #14 F Chris Minard (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins)
Flag of Canada #3 D Johnny Boychuk (Providence Bruins)
Flag of Canada #77 D Derek Joslin (Worcester Sharks)
Flag of Canada #29 G Mike Brodeur (Rochester Americans)

Reserves:

Flag of the United States #4 D Rory Fitzpatrick (Rochester Americans, captain)
Flag of the United States #6 D Ben Lovejoy (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins)
Flag of the United States #8 F Jared Ross (Philadelphia Phantoms†)
Flag of the United States #11 F Keith Aucoin (Hershey Bears)
Flag of the United States #12 F Ryan Potulny (Springfield Falcons)
Flag of the United States #14 F Michael Ryan (Albany River Rats)
Flag of the United States #18 F Brian Salcido (Iowa Chops†)
Flag of Finland #20 F Petri Kontiola (Rockford Icehogs)
Flag of the United States #21 F Joe Motzko (Chicago Wolves)
Flag of the United States #22 F Jeff Taffe (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins)
Flag of the United States #26 D Jaime Sifers (Toronto Marlies)
Flag of the United States #31 G Jeff Frazee (Lowell Devils)
Flag of Sweden #40 D Mattias Karlsson (Binghamton Senators)
Flag of Russia #42 F Artem Anisimov (Hartford Wolf Pack†)
Flag of Sweden #44 D Jonas Junland (Peoria Rivermen)
Flag of Sweden #86 G Daniel Larsson (Grand Rapids Griffins)
Flag of the United States #10 F Tim Kennedy (Portland Pirates**)
Flag of the United States #18 F Drew Miller (Iowa Chops*)
Flag of the United States #19 F Nathan Gerbe (Portland Pirates**)
Flag of the United States #21 D Bobby Sanguinetti (Hartford Wolf Pack**)
Flag of Russia #90 F Nikita Filatov (Syracuse Crunch*)

Flag of Canada #2 D Andrew MacDonald (Bridgeport Sound Tigers)
Flag of Canada #6 D Cody Franson (Milwaukee Admirals)
Flag of Canada #7 D Brett Palin (Quad City Flames)
Flag of Canada #16 F Cal O'Reilly (Milwaukee Admirals)
Flag of Canada #20 D Bryan Helmer (Hershey Bears, captain)
Flag of Canada #24 F Derek MacKenzie (Syracuse Crunch†)
Flag of Canada #25 F Mark Mancari (Portland Pirates)
Flag of Canada #25 D Danny Syvret (Philadelphia Phantoms)
Flag of Canada #26 F Brandon Segal (Norfolk Admirals†)
Flag of Canada #30 G Tyler Weiman (Lake Erie Monsters†)
Flag of Canada #33 G Barry Brust (Houston Aeros)
Flag of Canada #37 F Mike Iggulden (Bridgeport Sound Tigers)
Flag of Canada #48 D Kyle Cumiskey (Lake Erie Monsters}
Flag of Canada #62 F Teddy Purcell (Manchester Monarchs)
Flag of Canada #75 D Danny Syvret (Philadelphia Phantoms†)
Flag of Canada #84 F Corey Locke (Houston Aeros)
Flag of Canada #97 F Brett MacLean (San Antonio Rampage)
Flag of Canada #1 G Brian Elliott (Binghamton Senators*)
Flag of Canada #10 F Jason Krog (Manitoba Moose**)
Flag of Canada #19 F Claude Giroux (Philadelphia Phantoms*)
Flag of Canada #24 F Steve Downie (Norfolk Admirals*)
Flag of Canada #39 F Martin St. Pierre (Providence Bruins*)

* indicates player was called up to his NHL team. ** indicates player was named to All-Star team, but missed game due to injury. † indicates player was named as a replacement due to callups or injury.

Trophy and award winnersEdit

Team awardsEdit

Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Hershey Bears
Richard F. Canning Trophy
Eastern Conference playoff champions:
Hershey Bears
Robert W. Clarke Trophy
Western Conference playoff champions:
Manitoba Moose
Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy
Regular season champions, League:
Manitoba Moose
Frank Mathers Trophy
Regular season champions, Eastern Conference:
Hershey Bears
Norman R. "Bud" Poile Trophy
Regular season champions, Western Conference:
Manitoba Moose
Emile Francis Trophy
Regular season champions, Atlantic Division:
Hartford Wolf Pack
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:
Milwaukee Admirals


Team PhotosEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. PlanetUSA prevails on record-setting night. theahl.com. Retrieved on 2009-01-29.
  2. AHL awards 2009 AHL All-Star Classic to Worcester. theahl.com (December 5, 2007). Retrieved on 2008-07-22.
Preceded by
2007–08 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
2009–10 AHL season
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