The 2009 Calder Cup Playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 15, 2009. The sixteen teams that qualified, eight from each conference, will play best-of-seven series for division semifinals, finals and conference finals. The conference champions will then play a best-of-seven series for the Calder Cup.

Playoff seeds[edit | edit source]

After the 2008–09 AHL regular season, 16 teams qualified for the playoffs. The top four teams from each division qualified for the playoffs.

Eastern Conference[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Division[edit | edit source]

  1. Hartford Wolf Pack – 99 points
  2. Providence Bruins – 94 points
  3. Portland Pirates – 88 points
  4. Worcester Sharks – 87 points

East Division[edit | edit source]

  1. Hershey Bears – 106 points
  2. Bridgeport Sound Tigers – 106 points
  3. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins – 104 points
  4. Philadelphia Phantoms – 93 points

Western Conference[edit | edit source]

North Division[edit | edit source]

  1. Manitoba Moose – 107 points
  2. Hamilton Bulldogs – 102 points
  3. Grand Rapids Griffins – 98 points
  4. Toronto Marlies – 90 points

West Division[edit | edit source]

  1. Milwaukee Admirals – 107 points
  2. Peoria Rivermen – 92 points
  3. Houston Aeros – 87 points
  4. Rockford IceHogs – 86 points


Bracket[edit | edit source]

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Final
                                     
A1  Hartford 2  
A4  Worcester 4  
  A4  Worcester 2  
  A2  Providence 4  
A2  Providence 4
A3  Portland 1  
  A2  Providence 1  
Eastern Conference
  E1  Hershey 4  
E1  Hershey 4  
E4  Philadelphia 0  
  E1  Hershey 4
  E3  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3  
E2  Bridgeport 1
E3  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4  
  E1  Hershey 4
  N1  Manitoba 2
N1  Manitoba 4  
N4  Toronto 2  
  N1  Manitoba 4
  N3  Grand Rapids 0  
N2  Hamilton 2
N3  Grand Rapids 4  
  N1  Manitoba 4
Western Conference
  W3  Houston 2  
W1  Milwaukee 4  
W4  Rockford 0  
  W1  Milwaukee 3
  W3  Houston 4  
W2  Peoria 3
W3  Houston 4  

In each round the team that earned more points during the regular season receives home ice advantage, meaning they receive the "extra" game on home-ice if the series reaches the maximum number of games. There is no set series format due to arena scheduling conflicts and travel considerations.

Statistical leaders[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

These are the top ten skaters based on points.

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Alexandre Giroux Hershey Bears 18 13 11 24 +1 16
Corey Locke Houston Aeros 20 12 11 23 -9 32
Jason Krog Manitoba Moose 18 7 14 21 +10 0
Chris Bourque Hershey Bears 18 4 14 18 +2 26
Keith Aucoin Hershey Bears 17 3 15 18 +5 12
Jason Jaffray Manitoba Moose 18 9 8 17 +9 8
Matt Beaudoin Houston Aeros 20 8 9 17 -4 12
Michael Grabner Manitoba Moose 16 9 7 16 +12 2
Martin St. Pierre Providence Bruins 16 5 11 16 -1 26
Brad Marchand Providence Bruins 16 7 8 15 -2 26

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; Yellow shade = team still in playoffs

All statistics as of: 23:44, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Goaltending[edit | edit source]

These are the top five goaltenders based on both goals against average and save percentage with at least one game played (Note: list is sorted by goals against average).

Player Team GP W L SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI
Drew MacIntyre Milwaukee Admirals 11 7 4 261 18 1.65 .931 1 655
Matt Climie Houston Aeros 5 1 1 109 6 1.88 .945 0 191
Michal Neuvirth Hershey Bears 18 13 5 524 39 2.11 .926 3 1107
Cory Schneider Manitoba Moose 18 13 4 482 38 2.11 .921 0 1078
Adam Berkhoel Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 6 3 2 189 12 2.12 .937 0 340

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); Yellow shade = team still in playoffs

All statistics as of: 23:44, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Division Semifinals[edit | edit source]

Note 1: All times are in Eastern Time (UTC-4).
Note 2: Game times in italics signify games to be played only if necessary.
Note 3: Home team is listed first.

Eastern Conference[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Division[edit | edit source]

(A1) Hartford Wolf Pack vs. (A4) Worcester Sharks[edit | edit source]
Worcester won series 4–2


(A2) Providence Bruins vs. (A3) Portland Pirates[edit | edit source]
Providence won series 4–1


East Division[edit | edit source]

(E1) Hershey Bears vs. (E4) Philadelphia Phantoms[edit | edit source]
Hershey won series 4–0


Due to scheduling issues, Philadelphia hosted the first two games of the series.

(E2) Bridgeport Sound Tigers vs. (E3) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins[edit | edit source]
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton won series 4–1

Western Conference[edit | edit source]

North Division[edit | edit source]

(N1) Manitoba Moose vs. (N4) Toronto Marlies[edit | edit source]
Manitoba won series 4–2


(N2) Hamilton Bulldogs vs. (N3) Grand Rapids Griffins[edit | edit source]
Grand Rapids won series 4–2


West Division[edit | edit source]

(W1) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (W4) Rockford IceHogs[edit | edit source]
Milwaukee won series 4–0


(W2) Peoria Rivermen vs. (W3) Houston Aeros[edit | edit source]
Houston won series 4–3


Division Finals[edit | edit source]

Eastern Conference[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Division[edit | edit source]

(A2) Providence Bruins vs. (A4) Worcester Sharks[edit | edit source]
Providence won series 4–2


East Division[edit | edit source]

(E1) Hershey Bears vs. (E3) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins[edit | edit source]
Hershey won series 4–3


Western Conference[edit | edit source]

North Division[edit | edit source]

(N1) Manitoba Moose vs. (N3) Grand Rapids Griffins[edit | edit source]
Manitoba won series 4–0


West Division[edit | edit source]

(W1) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (W3) Houston Aeros[edit | edit source]
Houston won series 4–3


Conference Finals[edit | edit source]

Eastern Conference[edit | edit source]

(E1) Hershey Bears vs. (A2) Providence Bruins[edit | edit source]
Hershey wins series 4–1


Western Conference[edit | edit source]

(N1) Manitoba Moose vs. (W3) Houston Aeros[edit | edit source]
Manitoba wins series 4–2


Calder Cup Finals[edit | edit source]

(N1) Manitoba Moose vs. (E1) Hershey Bears[edit | edit source]
Hershey wins series 4–2



Preceded by
2008 Calder Cup Playoffs
Calder Cup Playoffs
2009
Succeeded by
2010 Calder Cup Playoffs
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