Toronto Marlies

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Toronto Marlies
2014–15 AHL season
Toronto Marlies.svg
City Toronto, Ontario
League American Hockey League
Conference Western Conference
Division North Division
Founded 2005
Home arena Ricoh Coliseum

Dark Blue, Slate Blue, White

Owner(s) Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
General manager vacant
Head coach Gord Dineen
Media Leafs TV
Rogers TV
Sportsnet One
Affiliates Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL)
Franchise history
1978–1982 New Brunswick Hawks
1982–1986 St. Catharines Saints
1986–1991 Newmarket Saints
1991–2005 St. John's Maple Leafs
2005–present Toronto Marlies
Division Championships 4 (2007–08, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14)
Conference Championships 1 (2011–12)

The Toronto Marlies are a Canadian professional ice hockey team currently playing in the American Hockey League (AHL). The top affiliate of the National Hockey League (NHL)'s Toronto Maple Leafs, the Marlies play at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario. The Marlies are the only AHL team that currently plays in the same city as its NHL affiliate.


The Marlies trace their history back to the New Brunswick Hawks, which were founded in 1978 and jointly operated by the Chicago Black Hawks and the Toronto Maple Leafs as their farm team.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] Maple Leaf Gardens Limited (MLGL) and the Black Hawks each owned half of the franchise.[8][9][10][11] The Hawks played until 1982 when they relocated to St. Catharines, Ontario[12][13][14] as the St. Catharines Saints (1982-1986) and then to Newmarket, Ontario as the Newmarket Saints (1986-1991) prior to arriving in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.[15][16] The St. John's Maple Leafs were established in 1991, becoming the first professional ice hockey team in Newfoundland and Labrador. The team played their home games at the Memorial Stadium until 2001, when they moved to the Mile One Centre.

The AHL had a strong presence in Atlantic Canada in the 1980s and 1990s, but by 2004, St. John's were the only remaining team in the region. Although the team was extremely popular and had excellent attendance, the desire of the parent Toronto Maple Leafs to reduce travel costs and have a tenant for its Ricoh Coliseum resulted in the team's relocation to Toronto for the 2005–06 season. Previous minor league and junior ventures in Toronto had not met with success,[citation needed] and there was a general feeling[by whom?] that Toronto fans[examples needed] were only interested in the NHL and not any other levels of hockey. With the Marlies as the Leafs top affiliate, it was felt[by whom?] that this obstacle could be overcome. Attendance of barely 2,800 for the Marlies first home playoff game in April 2006 again raised questions[by whom?] about the viability of a second pro hockey franchise in Toronto. However recent years, including being one of the teams with the highest average attendance in the 2012 and 2013 playoffs (consistently near capacity) have quelled that feeling.[citation needed]

The team is named after the former Toronto Marlboros junior hockey team, but the abbreviated "Marlies" name was chosen to avoid any potential association with the similarly named cigarette brand.

Their major rivals are the Rochester Americans and the Hamilton Bulldogs, located south along the Queen Elizabeth Way. The Maple Leafs also have a rivalry with the Bulldog's parent club, the Montreal Canadiens.

This market was previously served by:

Team Information[edit]

Logo Gallery[edit]

Season-by-season results[edit]

Calder Cup Champions Conference Champions Division Champions League Leader

Records as of May 16, 2014.[17]


Current roster[edit]

Updated August 8, 2014.[18][19]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
13 Canada Abbott, SpencerSpencer Abbott RW R 26 2012 Hamilton, Ontario Maple Leafs
22 United States Biggs, TylerTyler Biggs RW R 21 2013 Loveland, Ohio Maple Leafs
15 Canada Broll, DavidDavid Broll LW L 21 2011 Mississauga, Ontario Maple Leafs
45 Canada Brown, ConnorConnor Brown RW L 20 2014 Toronto, Ontario Maple Leafs
16 Canada Carrick, SamSam Carrick C L 22 2013 Markham, Ontario Maple Leafs
24 Canada Devane, JamieJamie Devane LW L 23 2009 Mississauga, Ontario Maple Leafs
Canada Findlay, BrettBrett Findlay LW L 21 2014 Echo Bay, Ontario Marlies
43 Canada Gauthier, FrédérikFrédérik Gauthier C L 19 2014 Laval, Quebec Maple Leafs
33 Finland Gibson, ChristopherChristopher Gibson G L 22 2013 Karkkila, Finland Maple Leafs
United States Kessel, BlakeBlake Kessel D R 25 2014 Verona, Wisconsin Marlies
17 Canada Kozun, BrandonBrandon Kozun RW R 24 2014 Los Angeles, California Maple Leafs
40 United States Knodel, EricEric Knodel D R 24 2014 West Chester, Pennsylvania Maple Leafs
United States Lang, MickeyMickey Lang C R 28 2014 Reno, Nevada Marlies
48 Sweden Lööv, ViktorViktor Lööv D L 21 2014 Södertälje, Sweden Maple Leafs
2 Canada MacWilliam, AndrewAndrew MacWilliam D L 24 2013 Calgary, Alberta Maple Leafs
Canada Manderson, DenverDenver Manderson C R 25 2014 Fergus, Ontario Marlies
26 Canada Marshall, KevinKevin Marshall D L 25 2013 Boucherville, Quebec Maple Leafs
9 Canada McKegg, GregGreg McKegg C L 22 2012 St. Thomas, Ontario Maple Leafs
Canada Mikkelson, BrendanBrendan Mikkelson D L 27 2014 Regina, Saskatchewan Marlies
10 Canada Percy, StuartStuart Percy D L 21 2012 Oakville, Ontario Maple Leafs
11 Canada Ross, BradBrad Ross LW R 22 2012 Lethbridge, Alberta Maple Leafs
Canada Della Rovere, StefanStefan Della Rovere LW L 24 2014 Richmond Hill, Ontario Marlies
23 Canada Smith, TrevorTrevor Smith (C) C L 29 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Maple Leafs
31 United States Sparks, GarretGarret Sparks G L 20 2013 Elmhurst, Illinois Maple Leafs
United States Vail, BradyBrady Vail C L 20 2014 Palm City, Florida Marlies
Canada Watling, PatrickPatrick Watling C L 21 2014 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Marlies

Team captains[edit]

Team records[edit]

Single season[edit]

Toronto Marlies faceoff at home versus the Syracuse Crunch.
Goals: John Pohl, 36 (2005–06)
Assists: Spencer Abbott, 52 (2013–14)
Points: Tim Stapleton, 79 (2008–09)
Penalty Minutes: Andre Deveaux, 216 (2009–10)
Point Streak: Spencer Abbott, 13 (Oct. 6, 2013 - Nov. 16, 2013)
GAA: Ben Scrivens, 2.04 (2011–12)
SV%: Ben Scrivens, .926 (2011–12)
Wins: Drew MacIntyre, 29 (2013-14)
Shutouts: Justin Pogge (2007–08), Ben Scrivens (2011–12), 4
  • Goaltending records need a minimum 25 games played by the goaltender


Joe Coulborne, Nazem Kadri and Ryan Hamilton on the bench vs. the Rochester Americans
Career Goals: Ryan Hamilton, 94
Career Assists: Mike Zigomanis, 116
Career Points: Kris Newbury, 168
Career Penalty Minutes: Kris Newbury, 475
Career Goaltending Wins: Justin Pogge, 71
Career Shutouts: Jussi Rynnas,[20] Ben Scrivens, 8
Career Games: Alex Foster, 312

Franchise records and firsts[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Leafs get new farm club in Central Hockey League". Globe and Mail. 1981-06-24. 
  2. ^ Campbell, Neil (1981-06-17). "Cincinnati may get Leaf farm team". Globe and Mail. 
  3. ^ "Leaf team to leave Moncton". Toronto Star. 1982-06-02. 
  4. ^ Houston, William (1982-02-09). "Hockey notebook Dull Sabres have pundits speculating". Globe and Mail. 
  5. ^ "Sports roundup". Globe and Mail. 1978-07-08. 
  6. ^ "Sports roundup". Globe and Mail. 1978-06-24. 
  7. ^ "Leafs, Hawks to Moncton". Toronto Star. 1978-06-20. 
  8. ^ Houston, William (1982-03-31). "'Everything has price,' Ballard says; it's $50 million for Leafs. Gardens". Globe and Mail. 
  9. ^ "Ballard wants Leafs to have own farm club". Globe and Mail. 1980-03-21. 
  10. ^ "Across Canada: No liquor licence for Leafs-Hawks farm club". Globe and Mail. 1978-11-09. 
  11. ^ "AHL Hawks get Tessier". Globe and Mail. 1981-08-22. 
  12. ^ Kane, Mike (1982-07-24). "Red Wings return to North as AHL swells to 13 teams". Schenectady Gazette. 
  13. ^ "AHL adds three teams in expansion". Globe and Mail. 1982-07-24. 
  14. ^ "Leafs place AHL team in St. Kitts". Globe and Mail. 1982-06-22. 
  15. ^ "AHL History". Toronto Marlies. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  16. ^ Ballou, Bill (2013-04-04). "AHL: Bracken Kearns easy Worcester Sharks MVP choice". Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  17. ^, Toronto Marlies season statistics and records.
  18. ^ "Toronto Marlies roster". Toronto Marlies. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  19. ^ "Toronto Marlies Roster". American Hockey League. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
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