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Corey Locke led all AHL players with 65 assists and 86 points this season. ((Paul Bereswill/Getty Images) )

Binghamton Senators centre Corey Locke was named the American Hockey League's most valuable player on Friday.

He led all AHL players with 65 assists and 86 points this season entering Friday's games and helped the Senators to their first Calder Cup playoff berth in six years.

Locke, a 26-year-old Toronto native, has recorded 479 points (162-317) in 535 career AHL games.

He won a Calder Cup championship with Hamilton in 2007 and has 45 points in 46 career AHL post-season games. Coaches, players and media members in each of the league's 30 cities vote on the Les Cunningham Award.