The 1999 Calder Cup Playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 21, 1999. The sixteen teams that qualified, eight from each conference, played best-of-5 series for division semifinals and best-of-7 series for division finals and conference finals. The conference champions played a best-of-7 series for the Calder Cup. The Calder Cup Final ended on June 13, 1999 with the Providence Bruins defeating the Rochester Americans four games to one to win the first Calder Cup in team history. Providence's Peter Ferraro won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as AHL playoff MVP.

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Playoff Seeds[edit | edit source]

After the 1998-99 AHL regular season, 16 teams qualified for the playoffs. The top four teams from each division qualified for the playoffs. However, due to the uneven number of teams in the Western Conference, it was possible for the fifth-placed team in the Empire Division to crossover to the Mid-Atlantic Division. This could only happen if the fifth-placed team in the Empire Division earned more points than the fourth-placed team in the Mid-Atlantic Division. In this case, the fifth-placed team from the Empire Division would play in place of the fourth-placed team from the Mid-Atlantic Division in that part of the playoff bracket. The Providence Bruins were the Eastern Conference regular season champions as well as the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy winners with the best overall regular season record. The Rochester Americans were the Western Conference regular season champions.

Eastern Conference[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Division[edit | edit source]

  1. Lowell Lock Monsters - 81 points
  2. St. John's Maple Leafs - 79 points
  3. Fredericton Canadiens - 77 points
  4. Saint John Flames - 71 points

New England Division[edit | edit source]

  1. Providence Bruins - Eastern Conference regular season champions; Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy winners, 120 points
  2. Hartford Wolf Pack - 87 points
  3. Springfield Falcons - 80 points
  4. Worcester IceCats - 78 points

Western Conference[edit | edit source]

Empire Division[edit | edit source]

  1. Rochester Americans - Western Conference regular season champions, 111 points
  2. Albany River Rats - 100 points
  3. Hamilton Bulldogs - 91 points
  4. Adirondack Red Wings - 53 points

Mid-Atlantic Division[edit | edit source]

  1. Philadelphia Phantoms - 105 points
  2. Kentucky Thoroughblades - 98 points
  3. Hershey Bears - 85 points
  4. Cincinnati Mighty Ducks - 76 points

Bracket[edit | edit source]

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Final
                                     
A1  Lowell 0  
A4  Saint John 3  
  A4  Saint John 0  
Atlantic Division
  A3  Fredericton 4  
A2  St. John's 2
A3  Fredericton 3  
  A3  Fredericton 2  
Eastern Conference
  N1  Providence 4  
N1  Providence 3  
N4  Worcester 1  
  N1  Providence 4
New England Division
  N2  Hartford 0  
N2  Hartford 3
N3  Springfield 0  
  N1  Providence 4
  E1  Rochester 1
E1  Rochester 3  
E4  Adirondack 0  
  E1  Rochester 4
Empire Division
  E3  Hamilton 2  
E2  Albany 2
E3  Hamilton 3  
  E1  Rochester 4
Western Conference
  M1  Philadelphia 2  
M1  Philadelphia 3  
M4  Cincinnati 0  
  M1  Philadelphia 4
Mid-Atlantic Division
  M2  Kentucky 3  
M2  Kentucky 3
M3  Hershey 2  

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.

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) Lowell Lock Monsters vs. (A4) Saint John Flames[edit | edit source]
Saint John won series 3 – 0


(A2) St. John's Maple Leafs vs. (A3) Fredericton Canadiens[edit | edit source]
Fredericton won series 3 - 2


New England Division[edit | edit source]

(N1) Providence Bruins vs. (N4) Worcester IceCats[edit | edit source]
Providence won series 3 – 1


(N2) Hartford Wolf Pack vs. (N3) Springfield Falcons[edit | edit source]
Hartford won series 3 - 0


Western Conference[edit | edit source]

Empire Division[edit | edit source]

(E1) Rochester Americans vs. (E4) Adirondack Red Wings[edit | edit source]
Rochester won series 3 - 0


(E2) Albany River Rats vs. (E3) Hamilton Bulldogs[edit | edit source]
Hamilton won series 3 - 2


Mid-Atlantic Division[edit | edit source]

(M1) Philadelphia Phantoms vs. (M4) Cincinnati Mighty Ducks[edit | edit source]
Philadelphia won series 3 - 0


(M2) Kentucky Thoroughblades vs. (M3) Hershey Bears[edit | edit source]
Kentucky won series 3 - 2


Division Finals[edit | edit source]

Eastern Conference[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Division[edit | edit source]

(A3) Fredericton Canadiens vs. (A4) Saint John Flames[edit | edit source]
Saint John won series 4 - 0


New England Division[edit | edit source]

(N1) Providence Bruins vs. (N2) Hartford Wolf Pack[edit | edit source]
Providence won series 4 - 0


Western Conference[edit | edit source]

Empire Division[edit | edit source]

(E1) Rochester Americans vs. (E3) Hamilton Bulldogs[edit | edit source]
Rochester won series 4 - 2


Mid-Atlantic Division[edit | edit source]

(M1) Philadelphia Phantoms vs. (M2) Kentucky Thoroughblades[edit | edit source]
Philadelphia won series 4 - 3


Conference finals[edit | edit source]

Eastern Conference[edit | edit source]

(N1) Providence Bruins vs. (A3) Fredericton Canadiens[edit | edit source]

Providence won series 4 - 2


Western Conference[edit | edit source]

(E1) Rochester Americans vs. (M1) Philadelphia Phantoms[edit | edit source]

Rochester won series 4 - 2


Calder Cup Final[edit | edit source]

(N1) Providence Bruins vs. (E1) Rochester Americans[edit | edit source]

Providence won series 4 - 1


See Also[edit | edit source]

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