The 2008–09 AHL season
is the 73rd season
of the American Hockey League
teams each played 80 games in the regular season, which ran from
October 8 until April 12.
Team and NHL affiliation changes
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.
Stars have no AHL affiliate this year, with the Texas Stars (based in Austin) to become
their affiliate for the 2009–10 season.
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,
Blue indicates team has clinched division.
Green indicates team has clinched a playoff spot.
Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points;
PIM = Penalty minutes
Calder Cup Playoffs
In each division, the fourth-place team will play the first-place
team in the division semifinals, while the second-place team plays
the third-place team.
- A is short for Atlantic Division
- E is short for East Division
- N is short for North Division
- W is short for West Division
All Star Classic
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.
scored 4 goals for the Canadian All-Stars, while Jeff Taffe
had a hat trick for the PlanetUSA
The host club was the Worcester
. 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.
* 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 winners