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2019 Calder Cup playoffs

The 2019 Calder Cup playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 17, 2019 with the playoff format that was introduced in 2016. The sixteen teams that qualified, four from each division, play a best-of-five series in the division semifinals, with the playoffs continuing with best-of-seven series for the division finals, conference finals, and Calder Cup finals.

2019 Calder Cup playoffs
Tournament details
DatesApril 17–June 8, 2019
Teams16
Final positions
ChampionsCharlotte Checkers
Runner-upChicago Wolves
2018
2020

The playoffs ended with the Charlotte Checkers winning their first Calder Cup in franchise history, defeating the Chicago Wolves in five games in the Calder Cup Finals.[1]

Playoff seedsEdit

After the 2018–19 AHL regular season, 16 teams qualify for the playoffs. The top four teams in each division ranked by points qualify for the 2019 Calder Cup playoffs. The Charlotte Checkers were the first team to clinch a playoff spot on March 22[2] and won the regular season title with three games remaining.

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

  1. Charlotte Checkers – 110 points (.724)
  2. Bridgeport Sound Tigers – 95 points (.625)
  3. Hershey Bears – 94 points (.618)
  4. Providence Bruins – 87 points (.572)

North DivisionEdit

  1. Syracuse Crunch – 102 points (.671)
  2. Rochester Americans – 99 points (.651)
  3. Toronto Marlies – 91 points (.599)
  4. Cleveland Monsters – 84 points (.553)

Western ConferenceEdit

Central DivisionEdit

  1. Chicago Wolves – 98 points (.645)
  2. Milwaukee Admirals – 88 points (.579)
  3. Iowa Wild – 87 points (.572), 33 ROWs
  4. Grand Rapids Griffins – 87 points (.572), 32 ROWs

Pacific DivisionEdit

  1. Bakersfield Condors – 89 points (.654)
  2. San Jose Barracuda – 85 points (.625)
  3. San Diego Gulls – 80 points (.588)
  4. Colorado Eagles – 77 points (.566)

BracketEdit

  Division semifinals Division finals Conference finals Calder Cup final
                                     
A1 Charlotte 3  
A4 Providence 1  
  A1 Charlotte 4  
 
  A3 Hershey 0  
A2 Bridgeport 2
A3 Hershey 3  
  A1 Charlotte 4  
Eastern Conference
  N3 Toronto 2  
N1 Syracuse 1  
N4 Cleveland 3  
  N4 Cleveland 0
 
  N3 Toronto 4  
N2 Rochester 0
N3 Toronto 3  
  A1 Charlotte 4
  C1 Chicago 1
C1 Chicago 3  
C4 Grand Rapids 2  
  C1 Chicago 4
 
  C3 Iowa 2  
C2 Milwaukee 2
C3 Iowa 3  
  C1 Chicago 4
Western Conference
  P3 San Diego 2  
P1 Bakersfield 3  
P4 Colorado 1  
  P1 Bakersfield 2
 
  P3 San Diego 4  
P2 San Jose 1
P3 San Diego 3  


Division semifinalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

(A1) Charlotte Checkers vs. (A4) Providence BruinsEdit

Charlotte won series 3–1


(A2) Bridgeport Sound Tigers vs. (A3) Hershey BearsEdit

Hershey won series 3–2


(N1) Syracuse Crunch vs. (N4) Cleveland MonstersEdit

Cleveland won series 3–1


(N2) Rochester Americans vs. (N3) Toronto MarliesEdit

Toronto won series 3–0


Western ConferenceEdit

(C1) Chicago Wolves vs. (C4) Grand Rapids GriffinsEdit

Chicago won series 3–2


(C2) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (C3) Iowa WildEdit

Iowa won series 3–2


(P1) Bakersfield Condors vs. (P4) Colorado EaglesEdit

Bakersfield won series 3–1


(P2) San Jose Barracuda vs. (P3) San Diego GullsEdit

San Diego won series 3–1


Division finalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

(A1) Charlotte Checkers vs. (A3) Hershey BearsEdit

Charlotte won series 4–0


(N3) Toronto Marlies vs. (N4) Cleveland MonstersEdit

Toronto won series 4–0


Western ConferenceEdit

(C1) Chicago Wolves vs. (C3) Iowa WildEdit

Chicago won series 4–2


(P1) Bakersfield Condors vs. (P3) San Diego GullsEdit

San Diego won series 4–2


Conference finalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

(A1) Charlotte Checkers vs. (N3) Toronto MarliesEdit

Charlotte won series 4–2


Western ConferenceEdit

(C1) Chicago Wolves vs. (P3) San Diego GullsEdit

Chicago won series 4–2


Calder Cup FinalsEdit

Note 1: All times are in Eastern Time (UTC−04:00).
Note 2: Game times in italics signify games to be played only if necessary.

(A1) Charlotte Checkers vs. (C1) Chicago WolvesEdit

Charlotte won series 4–1


Playoff statistical leadersEdit

Leading skatersEdit

These are the top ten skaters based on points. If there is a tie in points, goals take precedence over assists.[3]

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Andrew Poturalski Charlotte Checkers 18 12 11 23 12
Morgan Geekie Charlotte Checkers 19 8 10 18 6
Tomas Jurco Charlotte Checkers 18 7 11 18 18
Adam Cracknell San Diego Gulls 15 7 9 16 0
Jeremy Bracco Toronto Marlies 13 4 12 16 2
Curtis McKenzie Chicago Wolves 21 8 7 15 51
Aleksi Saarela Charlotte Checkers 17 7 8 15 4
Cody Glass Chicago Wolves 22 7 8 15 6
Nicolas Roy Charlotte Checkers 19 6 9 15 14
Tomas Hyka Chicago Wolves 22 3 12 15 6
Zach Whitecloud Chicago Wolves 22 3 12 15 11

Leading goaltendersEdit

This is a combined table of the top five goaltenders based on goals against average and the top five goaltenders based on save percentage with at least 240 minutes played. The table is initially sorted by goals against average, with the criterion for inclusion in bold.[4]

GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; SA = Shots against; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals against average; SV% = Save percentage; SO = Shutouts; TOI = Time on ice (in minutes)

Player Team GP W L SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI
Dustin Tokarski Charlotte Checkers 5 5 0 124 8 1.74 .935 0 275:08
Christopher Gibson Bridgeport Sound Tigers 4 2 2 123 9 1.91 .927 0 283:20
Kasimir Kaskisuo Toronto Marlies 12 9 3 356 26 2.14 .927 1 729:57
Vitek Vanecek Hershey Bears 4 1 3 139 9 2.25 .935 1 240:32
Kevin Boyle San Diego Gulls 7 3 3 175 14 2.25 .920 1 373:52

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Check and mate! Charlotte wins Calder Cup". American Hockey League. June 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "CHECKERS CLINCH ATLANTIC DIVISION TITLE". GoCheckers. April 2, 2019.
  3. ^ "2019 Calder Cup Skater Stats". theahl.com. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "2019 Calder Cup Goalie Stats". theahl.com. Retrieved April 20, 2019.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
2018 Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs
2019
Succeeded by
2020 Calder Cup playoffs