DENVER – For the first time ever, our AHL writing staff is rolling out power rankings for all 31 American Hockey League teams. These rankings take into account stats, trends, rosters and how the teams have performed on the ice.

While the Hartford Wolf Pack has the overall AHL lead in standings points, for our first-ever ranking, the Toronto Marlies claim the top spot.

The Marlies are out to a 7-1-2-1 start, one of the best in franchise history. They are led offensively by Pontus Aberg, who has 12 points in 11 games (7G, 5A) and in net by Kasimir Kaskisuo, who has a 5-1-1-1 record with a 2.15 goals against average and a .925 save percentage.

Joining Toronto on the podium are the Iowa Wild, who are out to a similar 7-1-2-1 mark. Despite not having a player in the top-15 in league scoring, the Wild are getting steady production from their offensive group, led by Gerald Mayhew and Brennan Menell, who each have 10 points. The Wild feature one of the top netminding tandems in the league, led by Kaapo Kahkonen, who has six wins on the season. The Wild, as a team, allows 2.45 goals per contest, sixth-best in the league.

Find out where the rest of the league stacks up, here:

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Toronto Marlies12111
Iowa Wild25242
Utica Comets31735
Hartford Wolf Pack441523
Tucson Roadrunners59567
Cleveland Monsters663810
Springfield Thunderbirds771096
Stockton Heat820454
San Antonio Rampage93121011
Providence Bruins101011129
Laval Rocket111181312
Rochester Americans1222978
Ontario Reign1319161113
Milwaukee Admirals1416171415
Syracuse Crunch1515131718
Chicago Wolves1614201814
Lehigh Valley Phantoms1712231517
Hershey Bears1813141626
Rockford IceHogs192462121
Grand Rapids Griffins208271919
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins2117212016
Bakersfield Condors2221182220
San Jose Barracuda2325242322
Belleville Senators2427192524
Colorado Eagles2518302423
Charlotte Checkers2623282625
Manitoba Moose2728222827
Bridgeport Sound Tigers2826262929
San Diego Gulls2931253128
Binghamton Devils3029312730
Texas Stars3130293031

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