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2017 Calder Cup playoffs

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 4-games-to-2 in the finals, in a repeat of the 2013 finals.

2017 Calder Cup playoffs
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The champion Grand Rapids Griffins
Tournament details
DatesApril 20–June 13, 2017
Teams16
Final positions
ChampionsGrand Rapids Griffins
Runner-upSyracuse Crunch
2016
2018

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 semifinalsEdit

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 ConferenceEdit

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

Providence wins series 3–2


(A2) Lehigh Valley Phantoms vs. (A3) Hershey BearsEdit

Hershey wins series 3–2


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

Syracuse wins series 3–1


(N2) Toronto Marlies vs. (N3) Albany DevilsEdit

Toronto wins series 3–1


Western ConferenceEdit

(C1) Chicago Wolves vs. (C4) Charlotte CheckersEdit

Chicago wins series 3–2


(C2) Grand Rapids Griffins vs. (C3) Milwaukee AdmiralsEdit

Grand Rapids wins series 3–0


(P1) San Jose Barracuda vs. (P4) Stockton HeatEdit

San Jose wins series 3–2


(P2) San Diego Gulls vs. (P3) Ontario ReignEdit

San Diego wins series 3–2


Division finalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

(A3) Hershey Bears vs. (A4) Providence BruinsEdit

Providence wins series 4–3


(N1) Syracuse Crunch vs. (N2) Toronto MarliesEdit

Syracuse wins series 4–3


Western ConferenceEdit

(C1) Chicago Wolves vs. (C2) Grand Rapids GriffinsEdit

Grand Rapids wins series 4–1


(P1) San Jose Barracuda vs. (P2) San Diego GullsEdit

San Jose wins series 4–1


Conference finalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

(A4) Providence Bruins vs. (N1) Syracuse CrunchEdit

Syracuse wins series 4–1


Western ConferenceEdit

(P1) San Jose Barracuda vs. (C2) Grand Rapids GriffinsEdit

Grand Rapids wins series 4–1


Calder Cup FinalsEdit

Syracuse Crunch vs. Grand Rapids GriffinsEdit

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
Cory Conacher Syracuse Crunch 22 12 16 28 27
Yanni Gourde Syracuse Crunch 22 9 18 27 29
Tomas Nosek Grand Rapids Griffins 19 10 12 22 18
Ben Street Grand Rapids Griffins 19 8 13 21 2
Matt Taormina Syracuse Crunch 22 5 15 20 11
Tyler Bertuzzi Grand Rapids Griffins 19 9 10 19 50
Eric Tangradi Grand Rapids Griffins 19 2 17 19 12
Danton Heinen Providence Bruins 17 9 9 18 0
Ryan Carpenter San Jose Barracuda 15 9 8 17 8
Mitch Callahan Grand Rapids Griffins 19 6 10 16 18

Leading goaltendersEdit

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
Jack Campbell Ontario Reign 5 2 2 121 8 1.70 .934 0 282:14
Pheonix Copley Hershey Bears 9 5 4 282 19 2.13 .933 1 534:23
Mackenzie Blackwood Albany Devils 4 1 3 125 9 2.13 .928 1 254:06
Charlie Lindgren St. John's IceCaps 4 1 3 129 10 2.21 .922 0 272:04
Zane McIntyre Providence Bruins 16 8 7 426 40 2.57 .906 0 932:36
Jhonas Enroth San Diego Gulls 10 4 6 341 26 2.69 .924 0 580:29

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit

Preceded by
2016 Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs
2017
Succeeded by
2018 Calder Cup playoffs