The 1993 Calder Cup Playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 12, 1993. The twelve teams that qualified, four from each division, played best-of-7 series for division semifinals and division finals. The highest remaining seed received a bye for the third round while the other two remaining teams played a best-of-3 series series, with the winner advancing to play the bye-team in a best-of-7 series for the Calder Cup. The Calder Cup Final ended on May 30, 1993 with the Cape Breton Oilers defeating the Rochester Americans four games to one to win the first Calder Cup in team history.

Cape Breton's Bill McDougall won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as AHL playoff MVP. He also set or tied five individual AHL playoff records during Cape Breton's Calder Cup run. He set the records for most points in one playoff (52; 26 goals, 26 assists), most goals scored in one playoff (26), and the most goals scored in one game with 5 in Cape Breton's 8-2 win over St. John's in game 4 of the Atlantic division final. McDougall also set the record for most assists in one playoff with 26, which has been matched twice since then. He also scored 7 points (4 goals, 3 assists) in game 2 of the semifinal against Springfield, tying an AHL record for most points in one playoff game. Cape Breton also tied an AHL playoff record by scoring 85 goals during the 1993 playoffs, and they managed to do it in one fewer game than the Sherbrooke Canadiens, who scored 85 goals during the 1987 Calder Cup Playoffs.

Playoff SeedsEdit

After the 1992-93 AHL regular season, 12 teams qualified for the playoffs. The top four teams from each division qualified for the playoffs. The Binghamton Rangers finished the regular season with the best overall record.

Atlantic DivisionEdit

  1. St. John's Maple Leafs - 95 points
  2. Fredericton Canadiens - 87 points
  3. Cape Breton Oilers - 84 points
  4. Moncton Hawks - 78 points

Northern DivisionEdit

  1. Providence Bruins - 94 points
  2. Adirondack Red Wings - 81 points
  3. Capital District Islanders - 80 points
  4. Springfield Indians - 64 points

Southern DivisionEdit

  1. Binghamton Rangers - 124 points
  2. Rochester Americans - 87 points
  3. Utica Devils - 77 points
  4. Baltimore Skipjacks - 68 points


  Division Semifinals Division Finals Semifinal Calder Cup Final
A1  St. John's 4  
A4  Moncton 1  
  A1  St. John's 0  
Atlantic Division
  A3  Cape Breton 4  
A2  Fredericton 1
A3  Cape Breton 4  
  S2  Rochester  
N1  Providence 2  
N4  Springfield 4  
  N4  Springfield 4     S2  Rochester 1
Northern Division
  N2  Adirondack 3       A3  Cape Breton 4  
N2  Adirondack 4
N3  Capital District 0  
  A3  Cape Breton 2  
  N4  Springfield 0  
S1  Binghamton 4  
S4  Baltimore 3  
  S1  Binghamton 3  
Southern Division
  S2  Rochester 4  
S2  Rochester 4
S3  Utica 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. For the Semifinal round, the team that earned the most points during the regular season out of the three remaining teams receives a bye directly to the Calder Cup Final. There is no set series format due to arena scheduling conflicts and travel considerations.

Division Semifinals Edit

Note: Home team is listed first.

Atlantic DivisionEdit

(A1) St. John's Maple Leafs vs. (A4) Moncton Hawks Edit

St. John's won series 4 – 1

(A2) Fredericton Canadiens vs. (A3) Cape Breton Oilers Edit

Cape Breton won series 4 - 1

Northern DivisionEdit

(N1) Providence Bruins vs. (N4) Springfield Indians Edit

Springfield won series 4 – 2

(N2) Adirondack Red Wings vs. (N3) Capital District Islanders Edit

Adirondack won series 4 - 0

Southern DivisionEdit

(S1) Binghamton Rangers vs. (S4) Baltimore Skipjacks Edit

Binghamton won series 4 - 3

(S2) Rochester Americans vs. (S3) Utica Devils Edit

Rochester won series 4 - 1

Division FinalsEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

(A1) St. John's Maple Leafs vs. (A3) Cape Breton OilersEdit

Cape Breton won series 4 - 0

Northern DivisionEdit

(N2) Adirondack Red Wings vs. (N4) Springfield IndiansEdit

Springfield won series 4 - 3

Southern DivisionEdit

(S1) Binghamton Rangers vs. (S2) Rochester AmericansEdit

Rochester won series 4 - 3



  • (S2) Rochester Americans receive a bye to the Calder Cup Final by virtue of having earned the highest point total in the regular season out of the three remaining teams.

(A3) Cape Breton Oilers vs. (N4) Springfield IndiansEdit

Cape Breton won series 2 - 0

Calder Cup FinalEdit

(S2) Rochester Americans vs. (A3) Cape Breton OilersEdit

Cape Breton won series 4 - 1

See AlsoEdit

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