The 1967–68 AHL season was the 32nd season of the American Hockey League. Eight teams played 72 games each in the schedule. The league played a limited interlocking schedule with the Western Hockey League which was a repeat of the experiment two seasons earlier. The Louis A.R.Pieri Memorial Award is first awarded to the "outstanding coach" in the league's regular season. The Rochester Americans finished first overall in the regular season, and won their third Calder Cup championship in four years.
Team Changes[edit | edit source]
- The Pittsburgh Hornets cease operations, when the Pittsburgh Penguins join the National Hockey League as an expansion team.
- The Quebec Aces switch divisions from East to West.
- The Springfield Indians are renamed the Springfield Kings.
Final Standings[edit | edit source]
Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points;
Scoring Leaders[edit | edit source]
Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes
|Simon Nolet||Quebec Aces||70||44||52||96||45|
|Bob Barlow||Rochester Americans||72||43||52||95||72|
|Jean-Guy Gendron||Quebec Aces||72||29||58||87||72|
|Andre Lacroix||Quebec Aces||54||41||46||87||18|
|Mike Nykoluk||Hershey Bears||72||19||66||85||30|
|Tom McCarthy||Baltimore Clippers||70||34||49||83||52|
|Roger DeJordy||Hershey Bears||68||25||23||48||4|
|Jim Paterson||Cleveland Barons||72||27||54||81||31|
Calder Cup Playoffs[edit | edit source]
- First Round
- Rochester Americans defeated Hershey Bears 4 games to 1.
- Providence Reds defeated Springfield Kings 3 games to 1.
- Quebec Aces defeated Buffalo Bisons 3 games to 2.
- Second Round
Trophy and Award Winners[edit | edit source]
- Team Awards
|F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, East Division:
|John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, West Division:
- Individual Awards
|Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
|Dave Creighton - Providence Reds|
|John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
|Simon Nolet - Quebec Aces|
|Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
|Gerry Desjardins - Cleveland Barons|
|Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
|Bill Needham - Cleveland Barons|
|Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
|Bobby Perreault - Rochester Americans|
|Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
|Vic Stasiuk - Quebec Aces|
- Other Awards
|James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
|John B. Sollenberger (posthumously)|
|James H. Ellery Memorial Award
Outstanding media coverage:
|Jim West, Baltimore|