2007–08 AHL season

The 2007–08 AHL season was the 72nd season of the American Hockey League. Twenty-nine teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Chicago Wolves won their second Calder Cup, defeating the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the Calder Cup Final.

Team changes

Standings

Complete standings available here.

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against; Pts = Points; Blue shade = clinched division, Green shade = clinched playoff spot

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

  • *=clinched division title
  • x= clinched playoff berth

Scoring leaders

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Stats as of April 2, 2008.

Calder Cup playoffs

In each division, the fourth-place team will play the first-place team in the division semifinals, while the second-place team plays the third-place team.

There is one possible exception to the qualification rules in 2007–08: if the fifth-place team in the West Division finishes with more points than the fourth-place team in the North Division, it would cross over and compete in the North Division playoffs. Thus, the San Antonio Rampage replace the Hamilton Bulldogs in the North Division playoffs. [4]

Division Semi-finalsDivision FinalsConference FinalsCalder Cup Final
            
A1Providence4
A4Manchester0
A1Providence2
Atlantic Division
A3Portland4
A2Hartford1
A3Portland4
A3Portland3
Eastern Conference
E1Wilkes-Barre/Scranton4
E1Wilkes-Barre/Scranton4
E4Hershey1
E1Wilkes-Barre/Scranton4
East Division
E2Philadelphia1
E2Philadelphia4
E3Albany3
E1Wilkes-Barre/Scranton2
W1Chicago4
N1Toronto4
W5San Antonio3
N1Toronto4
North Division
N2Syracuse3
N2Syracuse4
N3Manitoba2
N1Toronto1
Western Conference
W1Chicago4
W1Chicago4
W4Milwaukee2
W1Chicago4
West Division
W2Rockford3
W2Rockford4
W3Houston1

All Star Classic

The 21st AHL All-Star Classic was played at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, New York, on January 28, 2008. [5] The Canadian All-Stars defeated the Planet USA All-Stars 9–8 in a shootout. Teddy Purcell scored a hat trick, scored the winning shootout goal, and was awarded the MVP award.

Trophy and award winners

Team awards

Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Chicago Wolves
Richard F. Canning Trophy
Eastern Conference playoff champions:
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Robert W. Clarke Trophy
Western Conference playoff champions:
Chicago Wolves
Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy
Regular season champions, League:
Providence Bruins
Frank Mathers Trophy
Regular Season champions, Eastern Conference:
Providence Bruins
Norman R. "Bud" Poile Trophy
Regular Season champions, Western Conference:
Chicago Wolves
Emile Francis Trophy
Regular Season champions, Atlantic Division:
Providence Bruins
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, East Division:
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Sam Pollock Trophy
Regular Season champions, North Division:
Toronto Marlies
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, West Division:
Chicago Wolves

Individual awards

Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Jason Krog - Chicago Wolves
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Jason Krog - Chicago Wolves
Willie Marshall Award
Top goal scorer:
Jason Krog - Chicago Wolves
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Teddy Purcell - Manchester Monarchs
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Andrew Hutchinson - Hartford Wolf Pack
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best Goaltender:
Michael Leighton - Albany River Rats
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Nolan Schaefer & Barry Brust - Houston Aeros
Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Scott Gordon - Providence Bruins
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Jordan Sigalet - Providence Bruins
Yanick Dupre Memorial Award
Community Service Award:
Denis Hamel - Binghamton Senators
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Jason Krog - Chicago Wolves

See also

References

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