DENVER, Co. – 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 Wild25224
Utica Comets31753
Hartford Wolf Pack441532
Tucson Roadrunners59576
Cleveland Monsters663108
Springfield Thunderbirds771069
Stockton Heat820445
San Antonio Rampage93121110
Providence Bruins101011912
Laval Rocket111181213
Rochester Americans1222987
Ontario Reign1319161311
Milwaukee Admirals1416171514
Syracuse Crunch1515131817
Chicago Wolves1614201418
Lehigh Valley Phantoms1712231715
Hershey Bears1813142616
Rockford IceHogs192462121
Grand Rapids Griffins208271919
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins2117211620
Bakersfield Condors2221182022
San Jose Barracuda2325242223
Belleville Senators2427192425
Colorado Eagles2518302324
Charlotte Checkers2623282526
Manitoba Moose2728222728
Bridgeport Sound Tigers2826262929
San Diego Gulls2931252831
Binghamton Devils3029313027
Texas Stars3130293130

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