The 1987 Calder Cup Playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 8, 1987. The eight teams that qualified, four from each division, played best-of-7 series for Division Semifinals and Division Finals. The division champions played a best-of-7 series for the Calder Cup. The Calder Cup Final ended on May 23, 1987 with the Rochester Americans defeating the Sherbrooke Canadiens four games to three to win the Calder Cup for the fifth time in team history. Rochester's Dave Fenyves won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as AHL playoff MVP.

Sherbrooke set an AHL record for goals scored in one playoff with 85. The Cape Breton Oilers tied this record in 1993.

Playoff Seeds[edit | edit source]

After the 1986–87 AHL regular season, the top four teams from each division qualified for the playoffs. The Sherbrooke Canadiens finished the regular season with the best overall record.

Northern Division[edit | edit source]

  1. Sherbrooke Canadiens - 102 points
  2. Adirondack Red Wings - 93 points
  3. Moncton Golden Flames - 92 points
  4. Nova Scotia Oilers - 79 points

Southern Division[edit | edit source]

  1. Rochester Americans - 101 points
  2. Binghamton Whalers - 101 points
  3. New Haven Nighthawks - 99 points
  4. Hershey Bears - 87 points

Bracket[edit | edit source]

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Calder Cup Final
                           
  1  Sherbrooke 4  
4  Nova Scotia 1  
  1  Sherbrooke 4  
Northern Division
  2  Adirondack 1  
2  Adirondack 4
  3  Moncton 2  
    N1  Sherbrooke 3
  S1  Rochester 4
  1  Rochester 4  
4  Hershey 1  
  1  Rochester 4
Southern Division
  2  Binghamton 2  
2  Binghamton 4
  3  New Haven 3  

In each round, the team that earned more points during the regular season receives home ice advantage, meaning they receive the "extra" game on home-ice if the series reaches the maximum number of games. There is no set series format due to arena scheduling conflicts and travel considerations.

Division Semifinals[edit | edit source]

Note: Home team is listed first.

Northern Division[edit | edit source]

(1) Sherbrooke Canadiens vs. (4) Nova Scotia Oilers[edit | edit source]

Sherbrooke won series 4 – 1


(2) Adirondack Red Wings vs. (3) Moncton Golden Flames[edit | edit source]

Adirondack won series 4 - 2


Southern Division[edit | edit source]

(1) Rochester Americans vs. (4) Hershey Bears[edit | edit source]

Rochester won series 4 - 1


(2) Binghamton Whalers vs. (3) New Haven Nighthawks[edit | edit source]

Binghamton won series 4 - 3


Division Finals[edit | edit source]

Northern Division[edit | edit source]

(1) Sherbrooke Canadiens vs. (2) Adirondack Red Wings[edit | edit source]

Sherbrooke won series 4 - 1


Southern Division[edit | edit source]

(1) Rochester Americans vs. (2) Binghamton Whalers[edit | edit source]

Rochester won series 4 - 2


Calder Cup Final[edit | edit source]

(N1) Sherbrooke Canadiens vs. (S1) Rochester Americans[edit | edit source]

Rochester won series 4 - 3


See Also[edit | edit source]

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