These events occured in 1987 in the world of hockey:
- Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers
- Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers
- Stanley Cup – Edmonton Oilers won 4 games to 3 over the Philadelphia Flyers
- World Hockey Championship –
- Men's champion: Sweden defeated the Soviet Union
- Junior Men's champion: Finland defeated Czechoslovakia after a bench clearing brawl occurred between Canada and the Soviet Union
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