2016 Calder Cup playoffs

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2016 Calder Cup playoffs
Tournament details
Dates April 20–June 11, 2016
Teams 16
Final positions
Champions Lake Erie Monsters
Runner-up Hershey Bears
2015
2017

The 2016 Calder Cup playoffs of the American Hockey League started on April 20, 2016, with a changed playoff format. The sixteen teams that qualifies, eight from each conference, will play best-of-five series in the division semifinals, with the playoffs to continue with best-of-seven series for the division finals, conference finals, and Calder Cup finals. The Lake Erie Monsters defeated the Hershey Bears in a four-game sweep to win the Calder Cup for the first time in franchise history, and the tenth time the Calder Cup has been won by a team representing Cleveland, Ohio.

Playoff seeds[edit]

After the 2015–16 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 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs, with one exception in each conference: if the fifth-place team in the Atlantic or Central Division finishes with a better points percentage than the fourth-place team in the North or Pacific Division, it would cross over and compete in the other division’s bracket.

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

Eastern Conference[edit]

Atlantic Division[edit]

  1. Hershey Bears – 98 points (.645)
  2. Providence Bruins – 95 points (.625)
  3. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins – 92 points (.605)
  4. Portland Pirates – 90 points (.592)
  5. Bridgeport Sound Tigers – 87 points (.572)

North Division[edit]

  1. Toronto Marlies – 114 points (.750)
  2. Albany Devils – 102 points (.671)
  3. Utica Comets – 88 points (.579)

Western Conference[edit]

Central Division[edit]

  1. Milwaukee Admirals – 101 points (.664)
  2. Lake Erie Monsters – 97 points (.638)
  3. Rockford IceHogs – 94 points (.618)
  4. Grand Rapids Griffins – 90 points (.592)

Pacific Division[edit]

  1. Ontario Reign – 93 points (.684)
  2. San Diego Gulls – 84 points (.618)
  3. Texas Stars – 91 points (.599)
  4. San Jose Barracuda – 73 points (.537)

Bracket[edit]

  Division semifinals Division finals Conference finals Calder Cup final
                                     
A1 Hershey 3  
A4 Portland 2  
  A1 Hershey 4  
 
  A3 W-B/Scranton 3  
A2 Providence 0
A3 W-B/Scranton 3  
  A1 Hershey 4  
Eastern Conference
  N1 Toronto 1  
N1 Toronto 3  
A5 Bridgeport 0  
  N1 Toronto 4
 
  N2 Albany 3  
N2 Albany 3
N3 Utica 1  
  A1 Hershey 0
  C2 Lake Erie 4
C1 Milwaukee 0  
C4 Grand Rapids 3  
  C4 Grand Rapids 2
 
  C2 Lake Erie 4  
C2 Lake Erie 3
C3 Rockford 0  
  C2 Lake Erie 4
Western Conference
  P1 Ontario 0  
P1 Ontario 3  
P4 San Jose 1  
  P1 Ontario 4
 
  P2 San Diego 1  
P2 San Diego 3
P3 Texas 1  


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) Hershey Bears vs. (A4) Portland Pirates[edit]

Hershey wins series 3–2


(A2) Providence Bruins vs. (A3) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins[edit]

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton wins series 3–0


(N1) Toronto Marlies vs. (A5) Bridgeport Sound Tigers[edit]

Toronto wins series 3–0


(N2) Albany Devils vs. (N3) Utica Comets[edit]

Albany wins series 3–1


Western Conference[edit]

(C1) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (C4) Grand Rapids Griffins[edit]

Grand Rapids wins series 3–0


(C2) Lake Erie Monsters vs. (C3) Rockford IceHogs[edit]

Lake Erie wins series 3–0


(P1) Ontario Reign vs. (P4) San Jose Barracuda[edit]

Ontario wins series 3–1


(P2) San Diego Gulls vs. (P3) Texas Stars[edit]

San Diego wins series 3–1


Division finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

(A1) Hershey Bears vs. (A3) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins[edit]

Hershey wins series 4–3


(N1) Toronto Marlies vs. (N2) Albany Devils[edit]

Toronto wins series 4–3


Western Conference[edit]

(C2) Lake Erie Monsters vs. (C4) Grand Rapids Griffins[edit]

Lake Erie wins series 4–2


(P1) Ontario Reign vs. (P2) San Diego Gulls[edit]

Ontario wins series 4–1


Conference finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

(N1) Toronto Marlies vs. (A1) Hershey Bears[edit]

Hershey wins series 4–1


Western Conference[edit]

(P1) Ontario Reign vs. (C2) Lake Erie Monsters[edit]

Lake Erie wins series 4–0


Calder Cup Finals[edit]

Hershey Bears vs. Lake Erie Monsters[edit]

Lake Erie wins series 4–0


Playoff statistical leaders[edit]

Leading skaters[edit]

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

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Connor Carrick Toronto Marlies 15 7 11 18 12
Carter Camper Hershey Bears 21 6 11 17 2
Oliver Bjorkstrand Lake Erie Monsters 17 10 6 16 2
Lukas Sedlak Lake Erie Monsters 17 9 7 16 18
Jakub Vrana Hershey Bears 21 8 6 14 2
Jake Guentzel Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 10 5 9 14 0
Zach Werenski Lake Erie Monsters 17 5 9 14 2
Ryan Craig Lake Erie Monsters 17 3 10 13 8
Josh Anderson Lake Erie Monsters 15 7 5 12 24
Daniel Zaar Lake Erie Monsters 17 7 5 12 4

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 180 minutes played. The table is initially sorted by goals against average, with the criterion for inclusion in bold.

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
Anton Forsberg Lake Erie Monsters 10 9 0 255 13 1.34 .949 2 583:58
Justin Peters Hershey Bears 20 11 9 567 44 2.13 .922 2 1242:20
Mike McKenna Portland Pirates 5 2 3 146 12 2.13 .918 0 338:20
Peter Budaj Ontario Reign 13 7 6 301 29 2.18 .904 0 799:38
Anton Khudobin San Diego Gulls 4 2 1 106 7 2.26 .934 0 185:28
Matt Hackett San Diego Gulls 6 2 4 187 14 2.27 .925 1 369:33
Aaron Dell San Jose Barracuda 4 1 3 146 10 2.59 .932 0 231:17

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2015 Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs
2016
Succeeded by
2017 Calder Cup playoffs