2007–08 AHL season

The 2007–08 AHL season is 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.

2007–08 AHL season
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
SportIce hockey
DurationOctober 3, 2007 - April 13, 2008
Regular season
Macgregor Kilpatrick TrophyProvidence Bruins
Season MVPJason Krog
Top scorerJason Krog
Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs MVPJason Krog
Finals championsChicago Wolves
  Runners-upWilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

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

Atlantic Division GP W L OTL SL Pts GF GA
Providence Bruins (BOS)80551834117280206
Hartford Wolf Pack (NYR)80502028110266198
Portland Pirates (ANA)8045265499238215
Manchester Monarchs (LA)8039315588240228
Springfield Falcons (EDM)8035355580214257
Worcester Sharks (SJ)8032375675216258
Lowell Devils (NJ)8025437562183270
East Division GP W L OTL SL Pts GF GA
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (PIT)80472634101223187
Philadelphia Phantoms (PHI)8046274399236212
Albany River Rats (CAR)8043303493213198
Hershey Bears (WAS)8042302692253247
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (NYI)8040361384225240
Binghamton Senators (OTT)8034329582225248
Norfolk Admirals (TB)8029442565213267

Western Conference

North Division GP W L OTL SL Pts GF GA
Toronto Marlies (TOR)80502136109246203
Syracuse Crunch (CBJ)80462626100247201
Manitoba Moose (VAN)8046272499236197
Hamilton Bulldogs (MTL)8036343782208235
Grand Rapids Griffins (DET)8031412670210245
Lake Erie Monsters (COL)8026416765209276
Rochester Americans (BUF/FLA)8024466458197291
West Division GP W L OTL SL Pts GF GA
Chicago Wolves (ATL)80532223111300226
Rockford IceHogs (CHI)8044264698247231
Houston Aeros (MIN)8045292496206183
Milwaukee Admirals (NAS)8044294395231212
San Antonio Rampage (PHX)8042283794238225
Quad City Flames (CGY)8038323786203214
Peoria Rivermen (STL)8038334585247242
Iowa Stars (DAL)8035375378217255
  • *=clinched division title
  • x= clinched playoff berth

Scoring leaders

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Jason KrogChicago Wolves73366510130
Martin St. PierreRockford IceHogs6320638372
Pierre-Alexandre ParenteauHartford Wolf Pack7534478173
Teddy PurcellManchester Monarchs6322557732
Cal O'ReillyMilwaukee Admirals7315597418
Brad MoranManitoba Moose6821527340
Grant StevensonQuad City Flames7330417156
Pascal PelletierProvidence Bruins6735357060
Rob SchrempSpringfield Falcons7119486758
Andrew EbbettPortland Pirates6917506766

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.

Division Semi-finals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Final
            
A1 Providence 4
A4 Manchester 0
A1 Providence 2
Atlantic Division
A3 Portland 4
A2 Hartford 1
A3 Portland 4
A3 Portland 3
Eastern Conference
E1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4
E1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4
E4 Hershey 1
E1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4
East Division
E2 Philadelphia 1
E2 Philadelphia 4
E3 Albany 3
E1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2
W1 Chicago 4
N1 Toronto 4
W5 San Antonio 3
N1 Toronto 4
North Division
N2 Syracuse 3
N2 Syracuse 4
N3 Manitoba 2
N1 Toronto 1
Western Conference
W1 Chicago 4
W1 Chicago 4
W4 Milwaukee 2
W1 Chicago 4
West Division
W2 Rockford 3
W2 Rockford 4
W3 Houston 1

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. 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.

Planet USA All-StarsCanadian All-Stars
Coach:Don LeverScott Gordon
Assistant coach:Ron WilsonRob Murray
Starters:

#9 F Bobby Ryan (Portland Pirates)
#29 F Brett Sterling (Chicago Wolves)
#37 F Joakim Lindström (Syracuse Crunch)
#5 D Erik Reitz (Houston Aeros)
#21 D Matt Lashoff (Providence Bruins)
#30 G Tuukka Rask (Providence Bruins)

#29 G Michael Leighton (Albany River Rats)
#62 F Teddy Purcell (Manchester Monarchs)
#39 F Martin St. Pierre (Rockford Icehogs)
#45 D Alexandre Picard (Philadelphia Phantoms)
#28 D Lawrence Nycholat (Binghamton Senators)
#17 F Denis Hamel (Binghamton Senators, captain)

Reserves:

#3 D Peter Harrold (Manchester Monarchs)
#4 D Clay Wilson (Syracuse Crunch)
#10 F Petr Vrana (Lowell Devils)
#12 F Joe Motzko (Hershey Bears)
#13 D Alex Goligoski (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins)
#15 F Greg Moore (Hartford Wolf Pack)
#17 F T. J. Hensick (Lake Erie Monsters)
#19 F Toby Petersen (Iowa Stars)
#24 D Brian Salcido (Portland Pirates)
#28 F Gabe Gauthier (Manchester Monarchs)
#33 G Jimmy Howard (Grand Rapids Griffins)
#35 G Pekka Rinne (Milwaukee Admirals)
#44 F Rob Schremp (Springfield Falcons)
#52 D Jonathan Ericsson (Grand Rapids Griffins)
#11 F Keith Aucoin (Albany River Rats, captain)
#8 D Brian Lee (Binghamton Senators)

#1 G Drew MacIntyre (Manitoba Moose)
#2 D Adam Pardy (Quad City Flames)
#4 D Brett Skinner (Providence Bruins)
#7 F Jeff Tambellini (Bridgeport Sound Tigers)
#8 D Joel Kwiatkowski (Chicago Wolves)
#10 F Jason Krog (Chicago Wolves)
#12 F Andrew Ebbett (Portland Pirates)
#14 F Joey Tenute (San Antonio Rampage)
#19 F Justin Keller (Norfolk Admirals)
#25 D Micki DuPont (Peoria Rivermen)
#26 F Mark Mancari (Rochester Americans)
#27 F Mike Iggulden (Worcester Sharks)
#31 G Nolan Schaefer (Houston Aeros)
#38 D Derrick Walser (Toronto Marlies)
#84 F Corey Locke (Hamilton Bulldogs)

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

Preceded by
2006–07 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
2008–09 AHL season
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