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The Richard F. Canning Trophy is presented annually to the AHL's champion of the Eastern Conference during the playoffs. Prior to 1996, it was given to the playoffs champion of the Northern Division/Conference.

The award is named after former AHL President Richard Canning.

WinnersEdit

Total Awards Won
Wins Team
4 Hershey Bears
3 Springfield Indians
2 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Hamilton Bulldogs
Saint John Flames
Portland Pirates
1 Norfolk Admirals
Binghamton Senators
Philadelphia Phantoms
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Hartford Wolf Pack
Providence Bruins
Albany River Rats
Adirondack Red Wings
Key

Eastern Conference Playoffs Champions (1998–present)Edit

Season Team Win
2011–12 Norfolk Admirals 1
2010–11 Binghamton Senators 1
2009–10 Hershey Bears 4
2008–09 Hershey Bears † 3
2007–08 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2
2006–07 Hershey Bears 2
2005–06 Hershey Bears † 1
2004–05 Philadelphia Phantoms 1
2003–04 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 1
2002–03 Hamilton Bulldogs 2
2001–02 Bridgeport Sound Tigers 1
2000–01 Saint John Flames 2
1999–00 Hartford Wolf Pack 1
1998–99 Providence Bruins 1
1997–98 Saint John Flames 1

Northern Conference Playoffs Champions (1996–1997)Edit

Season Team Win
1996–97 Hamilton Bulldogs 1
1995–96 Portland Pirates 2

North Division Playoffs Champions (1990–1995)Edit

Season Team Win
1994–95 Albany River Rats 1
1993–94 Portland Pirates † 1
1992–93 Springfield Indians 3
1991–92 Adirondack Red Wings 1
1990–91 Springfield Indians † 2
1989–90 Springfield Indians † 1

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