2014-15 AHL Season
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2014%E2%80%9315 AHL Season

2014-15 AHL season
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
SportIce hockey
DurationOctober 2014 - April 2015
Regular season
Macgregor Kilpatrick TrophyManchester Monarchs
Season MVPBrian O'Neill
Top scorerBrian O'Neill
Calder Cup playoffs
Eastern Conference championsManchester Monarchs
  Eastern Conference runners-upHartford Wolf Pack
Western Conference championsUtica Comets
  Western Conference runners-upGrand Rapids Griffins
Calder Cup playoffs MVPJordan Weal
Calder Cup playoffs
ChampionsManchester Monarchs
  Runners-upUtica Comets
AHL seasons
2013-14

The 2014-15 AHL season was the 79th season of the American Hockey League. The regular season began in October 2014 and ended in April 2015. The 2015 Calder Cup playoffs followed the conclusion of the regular season.

Team and NHL affiliation changes

Relocations

On July 9, 2014, the President of the AHL announced a realignment for the 2014-15 season. Eastern Conference changes include the Lehigh Valley Phantoms relocation and swapping to the East Division from the Northeast Division with the Syracuse Crunch. Western Conference changes include the Lake Erie Monsters moving from the North Division to the Midwest Division, and the Iowa Wild moving from the Midwest to the West Division due to the Adirondack Flames relocation in to the North Division [5]

Rule changes

  • Overtime was extended to seven minutes. Following the first whistle beyond the first three minutes, both teams are reduced further from four to three men on the ice.[6]
  • Shootouts switched to the NHL format of three skaters a side.[6]
  • If a goaltender deliberately knocks the goal out of place during a breakaway, the goaltender shall be ejected from the game, and the backup goaltender will be required to face a penalty shot against any player of the opposing team's choosing. This rule was imposed midseason after Bridgeport Sound Tigers goaltender David Leggio knocked his goal out of place during a 2-on-0 breakaway, determining (correctly) that the penalty shot he would face under then-current rules would have been easier to defend than the 2-on-0 breakaway he was facing.[7]

Standings

 y-  indicates team has clinched division and a playoff spot
 x-  indicates team has clinched a playoff spot
 e-  indicates team has been eliminated from playoff contention

Eastern Conference

# Eastern Conference Div GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA
1 y- Manchester Monarchs (LA) AT 76 50 17 6 3 109 241 176
2 y- Hershey Bears (WSH) ET 76 46 22 5 3 100 218 181
3 y- Hartford Wolf Pack (NYR) NE 76 43 24 5 4 95 221 214
4 x- Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (PIT) ET 76 45 24 3 4 97 212 163
5 x- Syracuse Crunch (TB) NE 76 41 25 10 0 92 218 219
6 x- Providence Bruins (BOS) AT 76 41 26 7 2 91 209 185
7 x- Worcester Sharks (SJ) AT 76 41 29 4 2 88 224 198
8 x- Portland Pirates (ARI) AT 76 39 28 7 2 87 203 190
9 e- Springfield Falcons (CBJ) NE 76 38 28 8 2 86 192 209
10 e- Albany Devils (NJ) NE 76 37 28 5 6 85 199 201
11 e- Binghamton Senators (OTT) ET 76 34 34 7 1 76 242 258
12 e- St. John's IceCaps (WPG) AT 76 32 33 9 2 75 183 235
13 e- Lehigh Valley Phantoms (PHI) ET 76 33 35 7 1 74 194 237
14 e- Norfolk Admirals (ANA) ET 76 27 39 6 4 64 168 219
15 e- Bridgeport Sound Tigers (NYI) NE 76 28 40 7 1 64 213 246

Western Conference

# Western Conference Div GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA
1 y- Utica Comets (VAN) NO 76 47 20 7 2 103 219 182
2 y- Grand Rapids Griffins (DET) MW 76 46 22 6 2 100 249 185
3 y- San Antonio Rampage (FLA) WT 76 45 23 7 1 98 248 222
4 x- Rockford IceHogs (CHI) MW 76 46 23 5 2 99 222 180
5 x- Texas Stars (DAL) WT 76 40 22 13 1 94 242 216
6 x- Oklahoma City Barons (EDM) WT 76 41 27 5 3 90 224 212
7 x- Toronto Marlies (TOR) NO 76 40 27 9 0 89 207 203
8 x- Chicago Wolves (STL) MW 76 40 29 6 1 87 210 198
9 e- Lake Erie Monsters (COL) MW 76 35 29 8 4 82 211 240
10 e- Hamilton Bulldogs (MTL) NO 76 34 29 12 1 81 201 208
11 e- Milwaukee Admirals (NSH) MW 76 33 28 8 7 81 206 218
12 e- Adirondack Flames (CGY) NO 76 35 33 6 2 78 233 240
13 e- Charlotte Checkers (CAR) WT 76 31 38 6 1 69 172 231
14 e- Rochester Americans (BUF) NO 76 29 41 5 1 64 209 251
15 e- Iowa Wild (MIN) WT 76 23 49 2 2 50 172 245

Statistical leaders

Leading skaters

The following players are sorted by points, then goals. Updated as of April 18, 2015.[8]

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalty minutes

Leading goaltenders

The following goaltenders with a minimum 1500 minutes played lead the league in goals against average. Updated as of April 19, 2015.[9]

GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (in minutes); SA = Shots against; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average; SV% = Save percentage; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout loss

Player Team GP TOI SA GA SO GAA SV% W L OT
Matt Murray Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 40 2320:49 1029 61 12 1.58 .941 25 10 3
Jacob Markstrom Utica Comets 32 1879:36 895 59 5 1.88 .934 22 7 2
Anton Forsberg Springfield Falcons 30 1763:51 808 59 3 2.01 .927 20 8 1
Jeremy Smith Providence Bruins 39 2277:53 1156 78 3 2.05 .933 22 11 5
Aaron Dell Worcester Sharks 26 1544:08 728 53 4 2.06 .927 15 8 2

Calder Cup playoffs

  Conference quarterfinals Conference semifinals Conference finals Calder Cup Final
                                     
1 Manchester 3     1 Manchester 4  
8 Portland 2     4 W-B/Scranton 1  


2 Hershey 3 Eastern Conference
7 Worcester 1  
    1 Manchester 4  
  3 Hartford 0  
3 Hartford 3  
6 Providence 2  
4 W-B/Scranton 3   2 Hershey 2
5 Syracuse 0     3 Hartford 4  


  E1 Manchester 4
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W1 Utica 1
1 Utica 3     1 Utica 4
8 Chicago 2     6 Oklahoma City 3  
2 Grand Rapids 3
7 Toronto 2  
  1 Utica 4
  2 Grand Rapids 2  
3 San Antonio 0  
6 Oklahoma City 3   Western Conference
4 Rockford 3   2 Grand Rapids 4
5 Texas 0     4 Rockford 1  
  • During the first three rounds home ice is determined by seeding number, not position on the bracket. In the Finals the team with the better regular season record has home ice.

AHL awards

All-Star Teams

First All-Star Team


Second All-Star Team


All-Rookie Team

Milestones

See also

References

  1. ^ "Allentown's hockey team will be Lehigh Valley Phantoms". mcall.com. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "After losing $7.3M hosting the Calgary Flames' AHL team, Abbotsford pays $5.5M to get them to leave". nationalpost.com. April 15, 2014. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Flames' AHL franchise heading to Glens Falls". theahl.com. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "It's official: Glens Falls keeping AHL hockey League approves team move to Adirondack". saratogian.com. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ http://theahl.com/ahl-announces-alignment-for-2014-15-p192750
  6. ^ a b OT in AHL now 7 minutes. Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  7. ^ Dhiren Mahiban (November 6, 2014). Report: AHL changes rule following Leggio incident. ProHockeyTalk.com. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  8. ^ "Top Scorers - 2014-15 Regular Season - All Players". AHL.
  9. ^ "Top Goalies - 2014-15 Regular Season - Goals Against Average". AHL.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 5, 2016. Retrieved 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links

Preceded by
2013-14
AHL seasons Succeeded by
2015-16

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