Toronto Marlies

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Toronto Marlies
2016–17 Toronto Marlies season
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City Toronto, Ontario
League American Hockey League
Conference Eastern
Division North
Founded 1978
Home arena Ricoh Coliseum
Colours Dark Blue, Slate Blue, White
              
Owner(s) Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
General manager Kyle Dubas
Head coach Sheldon Keefe
Media Leafs TV
Rogers TV
Sportsnet
Sportsnet One
TSN 1050
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
Regular season titles 1 (2015–16)
Division Championships 5 (2007–08, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16)
Conference Championships 1 (2011–12)

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

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 Memorial Stadium until 2001, when they moved to 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.

The team is named after the former Toronto Marlboros junior hockey team, which was known colloquially as the "Marlies" to fans and media alike. To avoid any potential association with the similarly named cigarette brand, MLSE uses the abbreviated form as the team's official nickname.

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, and a rivalry with the American's parent club, the Buffalo Sabres.

In 2015-16 season, the Marlies moved from the Western Conference to the Eastern Conference due to the relocation of five teams to California.

This market was home to the Toronto Roadrunners in the 2003–04 season.

Team information[edit]

Logo gallery[edit]

Season-by-season results[edit]

Calder Cup Champions Conference Champions Division Champions League Leader AHL Record

Records as of the end of the 2015–16 season.[17]

[1]-Indicates league leading: most shootout losses

[2]-Indicates AHL record: fewest shootout losses[18]

[3]-Indicates league leading: fewest losses

[4]-Indicates league leading: fewest goals against

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated July 3, 2016.[19][20]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
1 Canada Bibeau, AntoineAntoine Bibeau G L 22 2014 Victoriaville, Quebec Maple Leafs
29 Canada Brown, ConnorConnor Brown RW L 22 2014 Toronto, Ontario Maple Leafs
2 Canada Campbell, AndrewAndrew Campbell (C) D L 28 2015 Caledonia, Ontario Maple Leafs
4 United States Carrick, ConnorConnor Carrick D R 22 2016 Orland Park, Illinois Maple Leafs
Canada Cliche, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Cliche C R 29 2016 Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec Marlies
17 Canada Clune, RichRich Clune (A) LW L 29 2015 Toronto, Ontario Marlies
57 Canada Dermott, TravisTravis Dermott D L 19 2016 Newmarket, Ontario Maple Leafs
7 Canada Faille, ÉricÉric Faille RW R 27 2015 Lachine, Quebec Marlies
36 Canada Findlay, BrettBrett Findlay LW L 23 2014 Echo Bay, Ontario Marlies
15 Canada Foster, T. J.T. J. Foster RW R 24 2015 Slave Lake, Alberta Marlies
23 Canada Gauthier, FrederikFrederik Gauthier C L 21 2015 Laval, Quebec Maple Leafs
United States Hohmann, CasonCason Hohmann RW R 23 2016 Arlington, Texas Marlies
41 United States Holl, JustinJustin Holl D R 24 2015 Tonka Bay, Minnesota Maple Leafs
11 Canada Hyman, ZachZach Hyman RW R 24 2015 Toronto, Ontario Maple Leafs
8 Sweden Johnson, AndreasAndreas Johnson Injured Reserve RW L 21 2016 Gävle, Sweden Maple Leafs
Canada Jutzi, JonJon Jutzi D L 25 2016 Tavistock, Ontario Marlies
42 Finland Kapanen, KasperiKasperi Kapanen RW R 20 2015 Kuopio, Finland Maple Leafs
33 Finland Kaskisuo, KasimirKasimir Kaskisuo G L 22 2016 Vantaa, Finland Marlies
38 Canada Kurtz, JohnJohn Kurtz LW L 27 2015 Oakville, Ontario Marlies
19 Canada Leipsic, BrendanBrendan Leipsic LW L 22 2015 Winnipeg, Manitoba Maple Leafs
14 Canada Leivo, JoshJosh Leivo RW R 23 2013 Innisfil, Ontario Maple Leafs
20 Sweden Lindberg, TobiasTobias Lindberg RW L 21 2016 Stockholm, Sweden Maple Leafs
50 Sweden Lööv, ViktorViktor Lööv D L 23 2014 Södertälje, Sweden Maple Leafs
Canada Maggio, DanielDaniel Maggio W R 25 2016 Windsor, Ontario Marlies
25 Canada Martin, JamesJames Martin D L 25 2015 Winnipeg, Manitoba Marlies
62 Sweden Nylander, WilliamWilliam Nylander C R 20 2015 Calgary, Alberta Maple Leafs
37 Canada Smith, ColinColin Smith C L 23 2016 Edmonton, Alberta Marlies
90 Russia Soshnikov, NikitaNikita Soshnikov LW L 22 2015 Nizhny Tagil, Russia Maple Leafs
40 United States Sparks, GarretGarret Sparks G L 22 2013 Elmhurst, Illinois Maple Leafs
61 Russia Valiev, RinatRinat Valiev D L 21 2015 Nizhnekamsk, Russia Maple Leafs

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), Antoine Bibeau (2014-15), 4
  • Goaltending records need a minimum 25 games played by the goaltender

Career[edit]

Joe Colborne, 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,[21] 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. ^ "AHL Guide and Record Book 2015-16" (PDF). Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  19. ^ "Toronto Marlies roster". Toronto Marlies. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Toronto Marlies Roster". American Hockey League. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 
  21. ^ http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/article/1303141--ahl-toronto-marlies-shut-out-grand-rapids-griffins

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