2002â€“03 AHL season
The 2002/03 season was the 67th regular season of the American Hockey League ( AHL ). The 28 teams completed in the regular season of 80 matches.
The AHL played in the season 2002/ 03 the last time with the system of six divisions in two Conferences. The Eastern Conference consisted of the Canadian Division, North Division and East Division, while the Western Conference of the Central Division, Western Division and South Division existed. The Houston Aeros won in the playoffs their first Calder Cup against the Hamilton Bulldogs, who finished first in the regular season.
- 3.1 Playoff Tree
- 3.2 Calder Cup winner
- 4.1 Team Trophies
- 4.2 Players Trophies
The following changes were made before the start of the season:
- The Quebec citadels are merged with the Hamilton Bulldogs and were the farm team of the Edmonton Oilers and the Montreal Canadiens.
- The Prince Edward Iceland Senators were moved to Binghamton in upstate New York and played from now on under the name Binghamton Senators in the East Division.
- In the course of league expansion, the San Antonio Rampage were established. The Texans were assigned to the West Division.
Note: GP = Games, W = Wins, L = Losses, OTL = Overtime after defeat, SOL = Shootout defeat after defeat, GF = Goals Scored, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points
Note: GP = Games, B = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points, PIM = penalty minutes;
Calder Cup Playoffs
Calder Cup winner
Goalkeepers: Johan Holmqvist, Dieter Kochan
Attacker: Dan Cavanaugh, Marc Cavosie, Sylvain Cloutier, Mark Cullen, Hnat Scandella, Jay Henderson, Jeff Hoggan, Rastislav Pavlikovský, Jean -Guy Trudel, Tony Tuzzolino, Stephane Veilleux, Rickard Wallin, Kyle Wanvig
Head Coach: Todd McLellan General Manager: Dave Barr