|2012–13 AHL season|
|League||American Hockey League|
|Home arena||Ricoh Coliseum|
Dark Blue, Slate Blue, White
|Owner(s)||Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment|
|General manager||Dave Poulin|
|Head coach||Steve Spott|
|Affiliates||Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL)
|1982–1986||St. Catharines Saints|
|1991–2005||St. John's Maple Leafs|
|Division Championships||3 (2007–08, 2011–12, 2012–13)|
|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 AHL had a strong presence in Atlantic Canada in the 1980s and 1990s, but by 2004, the St. John's Maple Leafs 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, and there was a general feeling that Toronto fans were only interested in the NHL and not any other levels of hockey. With the Marlies as the Leafs top affiliate, it was felt that this obstacle could be overcome. Attendance of barely 2,800 for the Marlies first home playoff game in April 2006 again raised questions 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.
This market was previously served by:
- Toronto Roadrunners (2003–04)
|Calder Cup Champions||Conference Champions||Division Champions||League Leader|
Records as of June 24, 2013.
|2005–06||80||41||29||6||4||92||.575||270||263||4th, North||2006||L, 1–4, GR||—||—||—|
|2006–07||80||34||39||2||5||75||.469||220||270||6th, North||2007||Out of playoffs|
|2007–08||80||50||21||3||6||109||.581||246||203||1st, North||2008||W, 4–3, SA||W, 4-3 SYR||L, 1-4 CHI||—|
|2008–09||80||39||29||5||7||90||.563||240||229||4th, North||2009||L, 2–4, MTB||—||—||—|
|2009–10||80||33||35||6||6||78||.488||193||261||5th, North||2010||Out of playoffs|
|2010–11||80||37||32||1||10||85||.531||228||219||5th, North||2011||Out of playoffs|
|2011–12||76||44||24||5||3||96||.632||217||175||1st, North||2012||W, 3–0, RCH||W, 4-1, ABB||W, 4-1, OKC||L, 0-4, NOR|
|2012–13||76||43||23||3||7||96||.632||237||199||1st, North||2013||W, 3-0, RCH||L, 2-4, GR||—||—|
|Totals||632||321||232||31||48||721||.570||1851||1819||5 Playoff Appearances|
- Marc Moro 2005–2007
- Ben Ondrus 2007–2010
- Alex Foster 2010–11
- Ryan Hamilton 2011–2013
- Trevor Smith 2013–present
- Goals: John Pohl, 36 (2005–06)
- Assists: Tim Stapleton, 51 (2008–09)
- Points: Tim Stapleton, 79 (2008–09)
- Penalty Minutes: Kris Newbury, 215 (2005–06)
- GAA: Ben Scrivens, 2.04 (2011–12)
- SV%: Ben Scrivens, .926 (2011–12)
- Wins: Justin Pogge, 26 (2007–08, 2008–09)
- Shutouts: Justin Pogge (2007–08), Ben Scrivens (2011–12), 4
- Goaltending records need a minimum 25 games played by the goaltender
- Career Goals: Ryan Hamilton, 75
- Career Assists: Kris Newbury, 112
- Career Points: Kris Newbury, 168
- Career Penalty Minutes: Kris Newbury, 475
- Career Goaltending Wins: Justin Pogge, 71
- Career Shutouts: Jussi Rynnas (2012–13), 8
- Career Games: Alex Foster, 312
Franchise records and firsts
- First Game: October 7, 2005. Rochester Americans 8, Marlies 5
- First Home Game and First Win: October 12, 2005. Marlies 5, Syracuse Crunch 2.
- Franchise First Goal: October 7, 2005. Rochester Americans 8, Marlies 5. Goal scored by Colin Murphy
- Franchise First Shutout: December 14, 2005. Jean-Sebastien Aubin. Marlies 5, Grand Rapids Griffins 0.
- Franchise First Hat Trick: January 2, 2006. Luke Fulghum. Marlies 6, Cleveland Barons 1.
- Most goals scored in a game: February 8, 2009. 10. Marlies 10, Grand Rapids Griffins 5.
- Paul Maurice — 2005–2006
- Greg Gilbert — 2006–2009
- Dallas Eakins — 2009–2013
- Steve Spott — 2013–Present
- Hockeydb.com, Toronto Marlies season statistics and records.
- "Toronto Marlies roster". Toronto Marlies. Retrieved 2013-11-11.
- "Toronto Marlies Roster". American Hockey League. Retrieved 2012-11-11.