The 2005 Calder Cup Playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 19, 2005. The sixteen teams that qualified, eight from each conference, played best-of-7 series for division semifinals, finals and conference finals. The conference champions played a best-of-7 series for the Calder Cup. The Calder Cup Final ended on June 10, 2005 with the Philadelphia Phantoms defeating the Chicago Wolves four games to none to win the second Calder Cup in team history. Philadelphia's Antero Nittymaki won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as playoff MVP.

Philadelphia set an AHL record by winning 11 consecutive home games in a single playoff.

Playoff seedsEdit

After the 2004–05 AHL regular season, 16 teams qualified for the playoffs. The top four teams from each division qualified for the playoffs. The Rochester Americans were the Western Conference regular season champions as well as the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy winners with the best overall regular season record. The Manchester Monarchs were the Eastern Conference regular season champions.

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

  1. Manchester Monarchs - Eastern Conference regular season champions, 110 points
  2. Hartford Wolf Pack - 106 points
  3. Lowell Lock Monsters - 100 points
  4. Providence Bruins - 90 points

East DivisionEdit

  1. Binghamton Senators - 106 points
  2. Philadelphia Phantoms - 103 points
  3. Norfolk Admirals - 93 points
  4. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins - 92 points

Western ConferenceEdit

North DivisionEdit

  1. Rochester Americans - Western Conference regular season champions; Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy winners, 112 points
  2. St. John's Maple Leafs - 98 points
  3. Manitoba Moose - 98 points
  4. Hamilton Bulldogs - 89 points

West DivisionEdit

  1. Chicago Wolves - 105 points
  2. Milwaukee Admirals - 103 points
  3. Cincinnati Mighty Ducks - 93 points
  4. Houston Aeros - 92 points


  Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Final
A1  Manchester 2  
A4  Providence 4  
  A4  Providence 4  
  A3  Lowell 1  
A2  Hartford 2
A3  Lowell 4  
  A4  Providence 2  
Eastern Conference
  E2  Philadelphia 4  
E1  Binghamton 2  
E4  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4  
  E4  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1
  E2  Philadelphia 4  
E2  Philadelphia 4
E3  Norfolk 2  
  E2  Philadelphia 4
  W1  Chicago 0
N1  Rochester 4  
N4  Hamilton 0  
  N1  Rochester 1
  N3  Manitoba 4  
N2  St. John's 1
N3  Manitoba 4  
  N3  Manitoba 0
Western Conference
  W1  Chicago 4  
W1  Chicago 4  
W4  Houston 1  
  W1  Chicago 4
  W3  Cincinnati 1  
W2  Milwaukee 3
W3  Cincinnati 4  

In each round the higher seed receives home ice advantage, meaning they can play a maximum of four home games if the series reaches seven games. There is no set series format for each series due to arena scheduling conflicts and travel considerations.

Division Semifinals Edit

Note 1: All times are in Eastern Time Zone (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

Atlantic DivisionEdit

(A1) Manchester Monarchs vs. (A4) Providence Bruins Edit
Providence won series 4 – 2

(A2) Hartford Wolf Pack vs. (A3) Lowell Lock Monsters Edit
Lowell won series 4 – 2

East DivisionEdit

(E1) Binghamton Senators vs. (E4) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Edit
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton won series 4 – 2

(E2) Philadelphia Phantoms vs. (E3) Norfolk Admirals Edit
Philadelphia won series 4 - 2

Western Conference Edit

North DivisionEdit

(N1) Rochester Americans vs. (N4) Hamilton Bulldogs Edit
Rochester won series 4 - 0

(N2) St. John's Maple Leafs vs. (N3) Manitoba Moose Edit
Manitoba won series 4 - 1

West DivisionEdit

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (W4) Houston Aeros Edit
Chicago won series 4 - 1

(W2) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (W3) Cincinnati Mighty Ducks Edit
Cincinnati won series 4 - 3

Division FinalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

(A3) Lowell Lock Monsters vs. (A4) Providence BruinsEdit
Providence won series 4 - 1

East DivisionEdit

(E2) Philadelphia Phantoms vs. (E4) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsEdit
Philadelphia won series 4 - 1

Western ConferenceEdit

North DivisionEdit

(N1) Rochester Americans vs. (N3) Manitoba MooseEdit
Manitoba won series 4 - 1

West DivisionEdit

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (W3) Cincinnati Mighty DucksEdit
Chicago won series 4 - 1

Conference FinalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

(E2) Philadelphia Phantoms vs. (A4) Providence BruinsEdit

Philadelphia won series 4 - 2

Western ConferenceEdit

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (N3) Manitoba MooseEdit

Chicago won series 4 - 0

Calder Cup FinalEdit

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (E2) Philadelphia PhantomsEdit

Philadelphia won series 4 - 0

Team PhotosEdit

Preceded by
2004 Calder Cup Playoffs
Calder Cup Playoffs
Succeeded by
2006 Calder Cup Playoffs
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