1997–98 AHL season

The 1997/98 season was the 62nd regular season of the American Hockey League ( AHL ). During the regular season, 18 teams played 80 matches each. Each of the eight best teams in the Eastern Conference and Western Conference then played in a play-off round to the Calder Cup.

  • 3.1 mode
  • 3.2 Playoff Tree
  • 3.3 Calder Cup winner
  • 4.1 Team Trophies
  • 4.2 Individual Trophies

Team changes

The following changes were made before the start of the season:

Regular Season

Statements Tables

Note: GP = Games, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime after defeat, GF = Goals Scored, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points Notes: In parentheses is the placement within the Conference; = Playoff Qualification = Division Winner, = Conference Winner

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

Best Scorer

Note: GP = Games, B = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points, / - = Plus / Minus, PIM = penalty minutes; Fat: Saisonbestwert

Calder Cup Playoffs


For the playoffs qualified in the Eastern Conference and Western Conference each of the eight best teams. While in the Eastern Conference, respectively, the top four teams from each division qualified, the Cincinnati was in the Western Conference of the Fifth Empire State Division, the Rochester Americans qualify, because they had more points than the fourth of the Mid-Atlantic Division, Mighty Ducks.

In the first three playoff rounds, the winner of the Eastern or Western Division were played, which then clashed in the final of the Calder Cup. While the first playoff round in the best- of-five - mode has been played, all other playoff rounds and finals for the Best -of -Seven mode were played.

Playoff Tree

Calder Cup winner

Goalie Brian Boucher, Neil Little

Defender: Andy Delmore, Jamie Heward, Jeff Lank, Dave MacIsaac, Jeff Staples, John Stevens, Travis Van Tighem

Attacker: Frank Bialowas, Martin Cerven, Bruce Coles, Craig Darby, Paul Healey, Mike Maneluk, Shawn McCosh, Jim Montgomery, Sean O'Brien, Andre Payette, Brian Wesenberg, Peter White

Head Coach: Bill Barber General Manager Bobby Clarke

Contract Trophies

Team Trophies

Individual trophies