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
Colours

Dark Blue, Slate Blue, White

              
Owner(s) Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
General manager vacant
Head coach Gord Dineen
Media Leafs TV
Rogers TV
Sportsnet
Sportsnet One
CHUM-AM
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
Championships
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.

History[edit]

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]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated November 23, 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
1 Canada Bibeau, AntoineAntoine Bibeau G L 20 2014 Victoriaville, Quebec Maple Leafs
22 United States Biggs, TylerTyler Biggs RW R 21 2013 Loveland, Ohio Maple Leafs
19 Canada Bodie, TroyTroy Bodie (A) LW R 29 2013 Portage La Prairie, Manitoba Maple Leafs
20 United States Booth, DavidDavid Booth LW L 30 2014 Detroit, Michigan Maple Leafs
17 Canada Broll, DavidDavid Broll LW L 21 2011 Mississauga, Ontario Maple Leafs
29 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
36 Canada Findlay, BrettBrett Findlay LW L 22 2014 Echo Bay, Ontario Marlies
7 Canada Finn, MattMatt Finn D L 20 2014 Toronto, Ontario Maple Leafs
39 Canada Frattin, MattMatt Frattin RW R 26 2014 Edmonton, Alberta Maple Leafs
33 Finland Gibson, ChristopherChristopher Gibson G L 22 2013 Karkkila, Finland Maple Leafs
8 Sweden Granberg, PetterPetter Granberg D R 21 2013 Gällivare, Sweden Maple Leafs
42 United States Lang, MickeyMickey Lang C R 28 2014 Hillsdale, New Jersey Marlies
50 Sweden Lööv, ViktorViktor Lööv D L 22 2014 Södertälje, Sweden Maple Leafs
2 Canada MacWilliam, AndrewAndrew MacWilliam D L 24 2013 Calgary, Alberta Maple Leafs
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
38 Canada McLaren, FrazerFrazer McLaren LW L 27 2014 Winnipeg, Manitoba Maple Leafs
51 Canada McMillan, CarsonCarson McMillan C R 26 2014 Brandon, Manitoba Marlies
4 Canada Mikkelson, BrendanBrendan Mikkelson D L 27 2014 Regina, Saskatchewan Marlies
25 Sweden Nilsson, TomTom Nilsson D R 21 2014 Tyreso, Sweden Maple Leafs
28 Canada Orr, ColtonColton Orr RW R 32 2012 Winnipeg, Manitoba Maple Leafs
11 Canada Ross, BradBrad Ross LW R 22 2012 Lethbridge, Alberta Maple Leafs
21 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

Career[edit]

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]

References[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. ^ Hockeydb.com, Toronto Marlies season statistics and records.
  18. ^ "Toronto Marlies roster". Toronto Marlies. Retrieved 2013-10-09. 
  19. ^ "Toronto Marlies Roster". American Hockey League. Retrieved 2013-10-09. 
  20. ^ http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/article/1303141--ahl-toronto-marlies-shut-out-grand-rapids-griffins

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