List of Calder Cup champions

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The Calder Cup

The Calder Cup is the trophy awarded annually to the playoff champion of the American Hockey League (AHL). First awarded in the 1937–38 season, it is named after Frank Calder, first president of the National Hockey League. The Calder Cup is distinct from the Calder Memorial Trophy, which is awarded annually to the Rookie of the Year in the National Hockey League.[1]

Teams from 26 different cities have won the Calder Cup. The Hershey Bears have won eleven championships, the most of any team currently in the AHL, and have competed in 20 finals, the most of any team in AHL history. The original Cleveland Barons franchise, which competed in the league until 1973, won nine titles.[2]

The Most Valuable Player of the playoffs is awarded the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy. It was first awarded in 1984 and is named after the former president of the AHL, Jack Butterfield. The trophy has been won by 29 different players, with none having won it more than once.[3]


List of Winners[edit]

Key
  • (#)–Number of Calder Cups won at the time

Note: All Jack A. Butterfield Trophy winners played for the winning team, unless otherwise noted.

The Philadelphia Phantoms swept the Chicago Wolves to win the 2005 Calder Cup in front of a playoff record crowd of 20,103.
The Hamilton Bulldogs celebrate their Calder Cup win in 2007
Season Winning team Series Losing team Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
1936–37 Syracuse Stars (1) 3–1 Philadelphia Ramblers Not awarded
1937–38 Providence Reds (1) 3–1 Syracuse Stars
1938–39 Cleveland Barons (1) 3–1 Philadelphia Ramblers
1939–40 Providence Reds (2) 3–0 Pittsburgh Hornets
1940–41 Cleveland Barons (2) 3–2 Hershey Bears
1941–42 Indianapolis Capitals (1) 3–2 Hershey Bears
1942–43 Buffalo Bisons (1) 3–0 Indianapolis Capitals
1943–44 Buffalo Bisons (2) 4–0 Cleveland Barons
1944–45 Cleveland Barons (3) 4–2 Hershey Bears
1945–46 Buffalo Bisons (3) 4–3 Cleveland Barons
1946–47 Hershey Bears (1) 4–3 Pittsburgh Hornets
1947–48 Cleveland Barons (4) 4–0 Buffalo Bisons
1948–49 Providence Reds (3) 4–3 Hershey Bears
1949–50 Indianapolis Capitals (2) 4–0 Cleveland Barons
1950–51 Cleveland Barons (5) 4–3 Pittsburgh Hornets
1951–52 Pittsburgh Hornets (1) 4–2 Providence Reds
1952–53 Cleveland Barons (6) 4–3 Pittsburgh Hornets
1953–54 Cleveland Barons (7) 4–2 Hershey Bears
1954–55 Pittsburgh Hornets (2) 4–2 Buffalo Bisons
1955–56 Providence Reds (4) 4–0 Cleveland Barons
1956–57 Cleveland Barons (8) 4–1 Rochester Americans
1957–58 Hershey Bears (2) 4–2 Springfield Indians
1958–59 Hershey Bears (3) 4–2 Buffalo Bisons
1959–60 Springfield Indians (1) 4–1 Rochester Americans
1960–61 Springfield Indians (2) 4–0 Hershey Bears
1961–62 Springfield Indians (3) 4–1 Buffalo Bisons
1962–63 Buffalo Bisons (4) 4–3 Hershey Bears
1963–64 Cleveland Barons (9) 4–0 Quebec Aces
1964–65 Rochester Americans (1) 4–1 Hershey Bears
1965–66 Rochester Americans (2) 4–2 Cleveland Barons
1966–67 Pittsburgh Hornets (1)[A] 4–0 Rochester Americans
1967–68 Rochester Americans (3) 4–2 Quebec Aces
1968–69 Hershey Bears (4) 4–1 Quebec Aces
1969–70 Buffalo Bisons (5) 4–0 Springfield Kings
1970–71 Springfield Kings (4) 4–0 Providence Reds
1971–72 Nova Scotia Voyageurs (1) 4–2 Baltimore Clippers
1972–73 Cincinnati Swords (1) 4–1 Nova Scotia Voyageurs
1973–74 Hershey Bears (5) 4–1 Providence Reds
1974–75 Springfield Indians (5) 4–1 New Haven Nighthawks
1975–76 Nova Scotia Voyageurs (2) 4–1 Hershey Bears
1976–77 Nova Scotia Voyageurs (3) 4–2 Rochester Americans
1977–78 Maine Mariners (1) 4–1 New Haven Nighthawks
1978–79 Maine Mariners (2) 4–0 New Haven Nighthawks
1979–80 Hershey Bears (6) 4–2 New Brunswick Hawks
1980–81 Adirondack Red Wings (1) 4–2 Maine Mariners
1981–82 New Brunswick Hawks (1) 4–1 Binghamton Whalers
1982–83 Rochester Americans (4) 4–0 Maine Mariners
1983–84 Maine Mariners (3) 4–1 Rochester Americans Bud Stefanski
1984–85 Sherbrooke Canadiens (1) 4–2 Baltimore Skipjacks Brian Skrudland
1985–86 Adirondack Red Wings (2) 4–2 Hershey Bears Tim Tookey[B]
1986–87 Rochester Americans (5) 4–3 Sherbrooke Canadiens David Fenyves
1987–88 Hershey Bears (7) 4–0 Fredericton Express Wendell Young
1988–89 Adirondack Red Wings (3) 4–1 New Haven Nighthawks Sam St. Laurent
1989–90 Springfield Indians (6) 4–2 Rochester Americans Jeff Hackett
1990–91 Springfield Indians (7) 4–2 Rochester Americans Kay Whitmore
1991–92 Adirondack Red Wings (4) 4–3 St. John's Maple Leafs Allan Bester
1992–93 Cape Breton Oilers (1) 4–1 Rochester Americans Bill McDougall
1993–94 Portland Pirates (1) 4–2 Moncton Hawks Olaf Kölzig
1994–95 Albany River Rats (1) 4–0 Fredericton Canadiens Corey Schwab & Mike Dunham
1995–96 Rochester Americans (6) 4–3 Portland Pirates Dixon Ward
1996–97 Hershey Bears (8) 4–1 Hamilton Bulldogs Mike McHugh
1997–98 Philadelphia Phantoms (1) 4–2 Saint John Flames Mike Maneluk
1998–99 Providence Bruins (1) 4–1 Rochester Americans Peter Ferraro
1999–00 Hartford Wolf Pack (1) 4–2 Rochester Americans Derek Armstrong
2000–01 Saint John Flames (1) 4–2 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Steve Begin
2001–02 Chicago Wolves (1) 4–1 Bridgeport Sound Tigers Pasi Nurminen
2002–03 Houston Aeros (1) 4–3 Hamilton Bulldogs Johan Holmqvist
2003–04 Milwaukee Admirals (1) 4–0 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Wade Flaherty
2004–05 Philadelphia Phantoms (2) 4–0 Chicago Wolves Antero Niittymaki
2005–06 Hershey Bears (9) 4–2 Milwaukee Admirals Frederic Cassivi
2006–07 Hamilton Bulldogs (1) 4–1 Hershey Bears Carey Price
2007–08 Chicago Wolves (2) 4–2 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Jason Krog
2008–09 Hershey Bears (10) 4–2 Manitoba Moose Michal Neuvirth
2009–10 Hershey Bears (11) 4–2 Texas Stars Chris Bourque
2010–11 Binghamton Senators (1) 4–2 Houston Aeros Robin Lehner
2011–12 Norfolk Admirals (1) 4–0 Toronto Marlies Alexandre Picard
2012–13 Grand Rapids Griffins (1) 4–2 Syracuse Crunch Tomas Tatar
2013–14 Texas Stars (1) 4–1 St. John's IceCaps Travis Morin

^ A. Calder Cup won by second franchise known as the Pittsburgh Hornets. Previous franchise became the Rochester Americans.
^ B. Tim Tookey, Butterfield Trophy winner in 1985–86, played for the Hershey Bears.

Number of Calder Cups Won, by Team[edit]

  1. Hershey Bears (11)
  2. Cleveland Barons (9)
  3. Springfield Indians (7)
  4. Rochester Americans (6)
  5. Adirondack Red Wings (4)
  6. Providence Reds (4)
  7. Maine Mariners (3)
  8. Nova Scotia Voyageurs (3)
  9. Pittsburgh Hornets (3)
  10. Chicago Wolves (2)
  11. Indianapolis Capitols (2)
  12. Philadelphia Phantoms (2)
  13. Albany River Rats (1)
  14. Binghamton Senators (1)
  15. Cape Breton Oilers (1)
  16. Cincinnati Swords (1)
  17. Grand Rapids Griffins (1)
  18. Hamilton Bulldogs (1)
  19. Hartford Wolf Pack (1)
  20. Houston Aeros (1)
  21. Milwaukee Admirals (1)
  22. Norfolk Admirals (1)
  23. Portland Pirates (1)
  24. Providence Bruins (1)
  25. Saint John Flames (1)
  26. Sherbrooke Canadiens (1)
  27. Syracuse Stars (1)
  28. Texas Stars (1)

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Calder Memorial Trophy". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  2. ^ "The Story of the Calder Cup". American Hockey League. Archived from the original on 2008-02-10. Retrieved 2008-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Jack A. Butterfield". American Hockey League. 2006-01-05. Retrieved 2008-06-07. [dead link]

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