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The 2017 Calder Cup playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 20, 2017, with the playoff format that was introduced in 2016. The sixteen teams that qualified, eight from each conference, played best-of-five series in the division semifinals, with the playoffs continuing with best-of-seven series for the division finals, conference finals, and Calder Cup finals. The Grand Rapids Griffins won their second Calder Cup championship by defeating the Syracuse Crunch in the finals, like in 2013.

Playoff seedsEdit

After the 2016–17 AHL regular season, 16 teams qualified for the playoffs. The top four teams in each division ranked by points percentage (points earned divided by points available) qualify for the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs.[1]

At the end of the regular season, the following teams qualified (with points percentage):

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

  1. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins – 107 points (.704)
  2. Lehigh Valley Phantoms – 101 points (.664)
  3. Hershey Bears – 97 points (.638)
  4. Providence Bruins – 96 points (.632)

North DivisionEdit

  1. Syracuse Crunch – 90 points (.592)
  2. Toronto Marlies – 89 points (.586)
  3. Albany Devils – 83 points (.546)
  4. St. John's IceCaps – 82 points (.539)

Western ConferenceEdit

Central DivisionEdit

  1. Chicago Wolves – 101 points (.664)
  2. Grand Rapids Griffins – 100 points (.658)
  3. Milwaukee Admirals – 93 points (.612)
  4. Charlotte Checkers – 86 points (.566), 36 ROWs

Pacific DivisionEdit

  1. San Jose Barracuda – 95 points (.699)
  2. San Diego Gulls – 89 points (.664)
  3. Ontario Reign – 83 points (.619)
  4. Stockton Heat – 76 points (.567)

BracketEdit

  Division semifinals[2] Division finals Conference finals Calder Cup final
                                     
A1  W-B/Scranton 2  
A4  Providence 3  
  A4  Providence 4  
  A3  Hershey 3  
A2  Lehigh Valley 2
A3  Hershey 3  
  A4  Providence 1  
Eastern Conference
  N1  Syracuse 4  
N1  Syracuse 3  
N4  St. John's 1  
  N1  Syracuse 4
  N2  Toronto 3  
N2  Toronto 3
N3  Albany 1  
  N1  Syracuse 2
  C2  Grand Rapids 4
C1  Chicago 3  
C4  Charlotte 2  
  C1  Chicago 1
  C2  Grand Rapids 4  
C2  Grand Rapids 3
C3  Milwaukee 0  
  C2  Grand Rapids 4
Western Conference
  P1  San Jose 1  
P1  San Jose 3  
P4  Stockton 2  
  P1  San Jose 4
  P2  San Diego 1  
P2  San Diego 3
P3  Ontario 2  


Division semifinals Edit

Note 1: All times are in Eastern Time (UTC−04:00).
Note 2: Game times in italics signify games to be played only if necessary.
Note 3: Home team is listed first.

Eastern Conference Edit

(A1) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. (A4) Providence Bruins Edit

Providence wins series 3–2


(A2) Lehigh Valley Phantoms vs. (A3) Hershey Bears Edit

Hershey wins series 3–2


(N1) Syracuse Crunch vs. (N4) St. John's IceCaps Edit

Syracuse wins series 3–1


(N2) Toronto Marlies vs. (N3) Albany Devils Edit

Toronto wins series 3–1


Western Conference Edit

(C1) Chicago Wolves vs. (C4) Charlotte Checkers Edit

Chicago wins series 3–2


(C2) Grand Rapids Griffins vs. (C3) Milwaukee Admirals Edit

Grand Rapids wins series 3–0


(P1) San Jose Barracuda vs. (P4) Stockton Heat Edit

San Jose wins series 3–2


(P2) San Diego Gulls vs. (P3) Ontario Reign Edit

San Diego wins series 3–2


Division finals Edit

Eastern Conference Edit

(A3) Hershey Bears vs. (A4) Providence Bruins Edit

Providence wins series 4–3


(N1) Syracuse Crunch vs. (N2) Toronto Marlies Edit

Syracuse wins series 4–3


Western Conference Edit

(C1) Chicago Wolves vs. (C2) Grand Rapids Griffins Edit

Grand Rapids wins series 4–1


(P1) San Jose Barracuda vs. (P2) San Diego Gulls Edit

San Jose wins series 4–1


Conference finals Edit

Eastern Conference Edit

(A4) Providence Bruins vs. (N1) Syracuse Crunch Edit

Syracuse wins series 4–1


Western Conference Edit

(P1) San Jose Barracuda vs. (C2) Grand Rapids Griffins Edit

Grand Rapids wins series 4–1


Calder Cup Finals Edit

Syracuse Crunch vs. Grand Rapids Griffins Edit

Grand Rapids wins series 4–2


Playoff statistical leadersEdit

Leading skatersEdit

These are the top ten skaters based on points. If there is a tie in points, goals take precedence over assists.[3]

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Conacher, CoryCory Conacher Syracuse Crunch 22 12 16 28 27
Gourde, YanniYanni Gourde Syracuse Crunch 22 9 18 27 29
Nosek, TomášTomáš Nosek Grand Rapids Griffins 19 10 12 22 18
Street, BenBen Street Grand Rapids Griffins 19 8 13 21 2
Taormina, MattMatt Taormina Syracuse Crunch 22 5 15 20 11
Bertuzzi, TylerTyler Bertuzzi Grand Rapids Griffins 19 9 10 19 50
Tangradi, EricEric Tangradi Grand Rapids Griffins 19 2 17 19 12
Heinen, DantonDanton Heinen Providence Bruins 17 9 9 18 0
Carpenter, RyanRyan Carpenter San Jose Barracuda 15 9 8 17 8
Callahan, MitchMitch Callahan Grand Rapids Griffins 19 6 10 16 18

Leading goaltenders Edit

This is a combined table of the top five goaltenders based on goals against average and the top five goaltenders based on save percentage with at least 240 minutes played. The table is initially sorted by goals against average, with the criterion for inclusion in bold.[4]

GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; SA = Shots against; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals against average; SV% = Save percentage; SO = Shutouts; TOI = Time on ice (in minutes)

Player Team GP W L SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI
Campbell, JackJack Campbell Ontario Reign 5 2 2 121 8 1.70 .934 0 282:14
Copley, PheonixPheonix Copley Hershey Bears 9 5 4 282 19 2.13 .933 1 534:23
Blackwood, MackenzieMackenzie Blackwood Albany Devils 4 1 3 125 9 2.13 .928 1 254:06
Lindgren, CharlieCharlie Lindgren St. John's IceCaps 4 1 3 129 10 2.21 .922 0 272:04
McIntyre, ZaneZane McIntyre Providence Bruins 16 8 7 426 40 2.57 .906 0 932:36
Enroth, JhonasJhonas Enroth San Diego Gulls 10 4 6 341 26 2.69 .924 0 580:29

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2017 Qualification Rules. theahl.com. Retrieved on April 16, 2017.
  2. American Hockey League 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs. theahl.com. Retrieved on April 16, 2017.
  3. 2017 Calder Cup Skater Stats. theahl.com. Retrieved on April 21, 2017.
  4. 2017 Calder Cup Goalie Stats. theahl.com. Retrieved on April 21, 2017.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
2016 Calder Cup playoffs
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Succeeded by
2018 Calder Cup playoffs
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