The 2019 Kelly Cup playoffs of the ECHL began in April 2019 following the conclusion of the 2018–19 ECHL regular season. The Kelly Cup was won by the expansion Newfoundland Growlers in six games over the Toledo Walleye.

Playoff format[edit | edit source]

At the end of the regular season the top four teams in each division qualifies for the 2019 Kelly Cup playoffs and be seeded one through four based on highest point total earned in the season. Then the first two rounds of the playoffs are held within the division with the first seed facing the fourth seed and the second seed facing the third. The division champions then play each other in a conference championship. The Kelly Cup finals pits the Eastern Conference champion against the Western Conference champion. All four rounds are a best-of-seven format.[1]

Playoff seeds[edit | edit source]

After the regular season, 16 teams qualify for the playoffs. The Cincinnati Cyclones were the first team to qualify during the regular season on March 6,[2] with the Florida Everblades qualifying shortly after on March 8.[3] The Cyclones were the Western Conference regular season champions and the Brabham Cup winners with the best record in the ECHL. The Everblades earned the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

Final seeding:[4]

Eastern Conference[edit | edit source]

North Division[edit | edit source]

  1. Newfoundland Growlers – Division champions, 94 pts
  2. Adirondack Thunder – 83 pts
  3. Manchester Monarchs – 82 pts
  4. Brampton Beast – 79 pts

South Division[edit | edit source]

  1. Florida Everblades – Division champions, 106 pts
  2. Orlando Solar Bears – 88 pts
  3. South Carolina Stingrays – 76 pts
  4. Jacksonville IceMen – 76 pts

Western Conference[edit | edit source]

Central Division[edit | edit source]

  1. Cincinnati CyclonesBrabham Cup winners, division champions, 110 pts
  2. Toledo Walleye – 89 pts
  3. Fort Wayne Komets – 82 pts
  4. Kalamazoo Wings – 77 pts

Mountain Division[edit | edit source]

  1. Tulsa Oilers – Division champions, 90 pts
  2. Idaho Steelheads – 88 pts
  3. Utah Grizzlies – 83 pts
  4. Kansas City Mavericks – 78 pts

Playoff bracket[edit | edit source]

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Kelly Cup Finals
                                     
N1  Newfoundland Growlers 4  
N4  Brampton Beast 2  
  N1  Newfoundland Growlers 4  
  N3  Manchester Monarchs 2  
N2  Adirondack Thunder 1
N3  Manchester Monarchs 4  
  N1  Newfoundland Growlers 4  
Eastern Conference
  S1  Florida Everblades 1  
S1  Florida Everblades 4  
S4  Jacksonville IceMen 2  
  S1  Florida Everblades 4
  S2  Orlando Solar Bears 1  
S2  Orlando Solar Bears 4
S3  South Carolina Stingrays 1  
  N1  Newfoundland Growlers 4
  C2  Toledo Walleye 2
C1  Cincinnati Cyclones 4  
C4  Kalamazoo Wings 2  
  C1  Cincinnati Cyclones 1
  C2  Toledo Walleye 4  
C2  Toledo Walleye 4
C3  Fort Wayne Komets 2  
  C2  Toledo Walleye 4
Western Conference
  M1  Tulsa Oilers 3  
M1  Tulsa Oilers 4  
M4  Kansas City Mavericks 3  
  M1  Tulsa Oilers 4
  M2  Idaho Steelheads 2  
M2  Idaho Steelheads 4
M3  Utah Grizzlies 1  


Division semifinals[edit | edit source]

North Division[edit | edit source]

(1) Newfoundland Growlers vs. (4) Brampton Beast[edit | edit source]

Newfoundland won series 4–2


(2) Adirondack Thunder vs. (3) Manchester Monarchs[edit | edit source]

Manchester won series 4–1


South Division[edit | edit source]

(1) Florida Everblades vs. (4) Jacksonville IceMen[edit | edit source]

Florida won series 4–2


(2) Orlando Solar Bears vs. (3) South Carolina Stingrays[edit | edit source]

Orlando won series 4–1


Central Division[edit | edit source]

(1) Cincinnati Cyclones vs. (4) Kalamazaoo Wings[edit | edit source]

Cincinnati won series 4–2


(2) Toledo Walleye vs. (3) Fort Wayne Komets[edit | edit source]

Toledo won series 4–2


Mountain Division[edit | edit source]

(1) Tulsa Oilers vs. (4) Kansas City Mavericks[edit | edit source]

Tulsa won series 4–3


(2) Idaho Steelheads vs. (3) Utah Grizzlies[edit | edit source]

Idaho won series 4–1


Division finals[edit | edit source]

North Division[edit | edit source]

(1) Newfoundland Growlers vs. (3) Manchester Monarchs[edit | edit source]

Newfoundland won series 4–2


South Division[edit | edit source]

(1) Florida Everblades vs. (2) Orlando Solar Bears[edit | edit source]

Florida won series 4–1


Central Division[edit | edit source]

(1) Cincinnati Cyclones vs. (2) Toledo Walleye[edit | edit source]

Toledo won series 4–1


Mountain Division[edit | edit source]

(1) Tulsa Oilers vs. (2) Idaho Steelheads[edit | edit source]

Tulsa won series 4–2


Conference finals[edit | edit source]

Eastern Conference[edit | edit source]

(S1) Florida Everblades vs. (N1) Newfoundland Growlers[edit | edit source]

Newfoundland won series 4–1


Western Conference[edit | edit source]

(M1) Tulsa Oilers vs. (C2) Toledo Walleye[edit | edit source]

Toledo won series 4–3


Kelly Cup finals[edit | edit source]

(N1) Newfoundland Growlers vs. (C2) Toledo Walleye[edit | edit source]

Newfoundland won series 4–2


Statistical leaders[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

These are the top ten skaters based on points.[5]

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Zach O'Brien Newfoundland Growlers 23 16 13 29 +12 8
Stephen Perfetto Tulsa Oilers 20 9 17 26 +3 6
Alex Dostie Tulsa Oilers 20 14 10 24 +3 4
Giorgio Estephan Newfoundland Growlers 23 9 15 24 +7 6
Brady Ferguson Newfoundland Growlers 23 7 17 24 +7 18
Adam Pleskach Tulsa Oilers 20 12 11 23 +1 20
Greg Wolfe Toledo Walleye 24 10 11 21 +8 12
Shane Berschbach Toledo Walleye 24 9 12 21 +4 8
Matthew Register Toledo Walleye 24 4 15 19 +6 14
Scott Pooley Newfoundland Growlers 23 9 8 17 +3 16

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

Goaltending[edit | edit source]

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 sorted by GAA, and the criteria for inclusion are bolded.[6]

Player Team GP W L OTL SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI
Connor Ingram Orlando Solar Bears 10 5 2 3 338 22 1.94 0.935 0 681
Pat Nagle Toledo Walleye 24 14 6 4 729 50 2.03 0.931 1 1,481
Étienne Marcoux Brampton Beast 6 2 1 3 234 13 2.04 0.944 0 383
Callum Booth Florida Everblades 12 7 4 1 360 27 2.17 0.925 1 745
Michael Garteig Newfoundland Growlers 23 16 6 1 726 52 2.19 0.928 3 1,423
Kevin Carr Utah Grizzlies 5 1 0 4 217 14 2.47 0.935 0 340

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

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
2018 Kelly Cup playoffs
Kelly Cup Playoffs
2019
Succeeded by
2020 Kelly Cup playoffs
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