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The 1998–99 AHL season was the 63rd season of the American Hockey League. Nineteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Providence Bruins finished first overall in the regular season, and won their first Calder Cup championship.

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Final standings

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

Eastern Conference

Atlantic GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Lowell Lock Monsters 80 33 32 13 2 81 219 237
St. John's Maple Leafs 80 34 35 7 4 79 246 270
Fredericton Canadiens 80 33 36 6 5 77 246 246
Saint John Flames 80 31 40 8 1 71 238 296
Portland Pirates 80 23 48 7 2 55 214 273


New England GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Providence Bruins 80 56 16 4 4 120 321 223
Hartford Wolf Pack 80 38 31 5 6 87 256 256
Springfield Falcons 80 35 35 9 1 80 245 232
Worcester IceCats 80 34 36 8 2 78 237 260
Beast of New Haven 80 33 35 7 5 78 240 250


Western Conference

Empire State GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Rochester Americans 80 52 21 6 1 111 287 176
Albany River Rats 80 46 26 6 2 100 275 230
Hamilton Bulldogs 80 40 29 7 4 91 229 206
Adirondack Red Wings 80 21 48 8 3 53 184 280
Syracuse Crunch 80 18 50 9 3 48 220 327


Mid-Atlantic GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Philadelphia Phantoms 80 47 22 9 2 105 272 221
Kentucky Thoroughblades 80 44 26 7 3 98 272 214
Hershey Bears 80 37 32 10 1 85 242 224
Cincinnati Mighty Ducks 80 35 39 4 2 76 227 249


Scoring leaders

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes
Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Domenic Pittis Rochester Americans 76 38 66 104 108
Randy Robitaille Providence Bruins 74 28 74 102 34
John Madden Albany River Rats 75 38 60 98 44
Peter White Philadelphia Phantoms 77 31 59 90 20
Jim Montgomery Philadelphia Phantoms 78 29 58 87 89
Steve Brule Albany River Rats 78 32 52 84 35
Richard Park Philadelphia Phantoms 75 41 42 83 33
Lonny Bohonos St. John's Maple Leafs 70 34 48 82 40
Craig Fisher Rochester Americans 70 29 52 81 28
Shane Willis Beast of New Haven 73 31 50 81 49


Calder Cup playoffs

All Star Classic

The 12th AHL All-Star Game was played on January 25, 1999 at the First Union Centermarker in Philadelphiamarker, Pennsylvaniamarker. Team PlanetUSA defeated Team Canada 5-4 in a shootout. In the skills competition held the day before the All-Star Game, Team Canada won 15-12 over Team PlanetUSA. [401751]

Trophy and award winners

Team awards

Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Providence Bruins
Richard F. Canning Trophy
Eastern Conference playoff champions:
Providence Bruins
Robert W. Clarke Trophy
Western Conference playoff champions:
Rochester Americans
Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy
Regular season champions, League:
Providence Bruins
Frank Mathers Trophy
Regular Season champions, Mid-Atlantic Division:
Philadelphia Phantoms
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, New England Division:
Providence Bruins
Sam Pollock Trophy
Regular Season champions, Atlantic Division:
Lowell Lock Monsters
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, Empire State Division:
Rochester Americans


Individual awards

Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Randy Robitaille - Providence Bruins
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Domenic Pittis - Rochester Americans
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Shane Willis - Beast of New Haven
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Ken Sutton - Albany River Rats
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best Goaltender:
Martin Biron - Rochester Americans
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Martin Biron & Tom Draper - Rochester Americans
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Peter Laviolette - Providence Bruins
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Mitch Lamoureux - Hershey Bears
Yanick Dupre Memorial Award
Community Service Award:
Brent Thompson - Hartford Wolf Pack
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Peter Ferraro - Providence Bruins


Other awards

James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Jody Gage, Rochester Americans
Thomas Ebright Memorial Award
Career contributions:
Gordon Anziano
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Phil Janack, Albany, (newspaper)
Tim Woodburn, Kentucky, (radio)
Cable Atlantic, St. John's, (television)

Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Cary Kaplan, Hamilton Bulldogs


See also



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