Toronto Marlies

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Toronto Marlies
2015–16 AHL season
Toronto Marlies.svg
City Toronto, Ontario
League American Hockey League
Conference Eastern Conference
Division North Division
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 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 Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario.


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 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 January 17, 2016.[18][19]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
28 United States Arcobello, MarkMark Arcobello C R 27 2015 Milford, Connecticut Maple Leafs
37 United States Bailey, CaseyCasey Bailey C R 24 2015 Anchorage, Alaska Maple Leafs
1 Canada Bibeau, AntoineAntoine Bibeau G L 21 2014 Victoriaville, Quebec Maple Leafs
3 United States Brennan, T. J.T. J. Brennan D L 26 2015 Moorestown, New Jersey 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
16 Canada Carrick, SamSam Carrick C L 24 2013 Markham, Ontario Maple Leafs
33 Canada Emery, RayRay Emery G L 33 2015 Hamilton, Ontario Marlies
7 Canada Faille, ÉricÉric Faille RW R 26 2015 Lachine, Quebec Marlies
36 Canada Findlay, BrettBrett Findlay LW L 23 2014 Echo Bay, Ontario Marlies
39 Canada Frattin, MattMatt Frattin (A) RW R 28 2014 Edmonton, Alberta Maple Leafs
23 Canada Gauthier, FrederikFrederik Gauthier C L 20 2015 Laval, Quebec Maple Leafs
6 Canada Harrington, ScottScott Harrington D L 22 2015 Kingston, Ontario Maple Leafs
41 United States Holl, JustinJustin Holl D R 24 2015 Tonka Bay, Minnesota Marlies
11 Canada Hyman, ZachZach Hyman RW R 23 2015 Toronto, Ontario Maple Leafs
49 United States Johnson, JustinJustin Johnson RW R 34 2015 Anchorage, Alaska Marlies
42 Finland Kapanen, KasperiKasperi Kapanen RW R 19 2015 Kuopio, Finland Maple Leafs
19 Canada Leipsic, BrendanBrendan Leipsic LW L 21 2015 Winnipeg, Manitoba Maple Leafs
50 Sweden Lööv, ViktorViktor Lööv D L 23 2014 Södertälje, Sweden Maple Leafs
25 Canada Martin, JamesJames Martin D L 24 2015 Winnipeg, Manitoba Marlies
9 United States Morin, JeremyJeremy Morin LW R 24 2016 Auburn, New York Maple Leafs
62 Sweden Nylander, WilliamWilliam Nylander C R 19 2015 Calgary, Alberta Maple Leafs
10 Canada Percy, StuartStuart Percy D L 22 2012 Oakville, Ontario Maple Leafs
20 Canada Rupert, RyanRyan Rupert C L 21 2015 Grand Bend, Ontario Maple Leafs
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 20 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


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,[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 2015-10-10. 
  19. ^ "Toronto Marlies Roster". American Hockey League. Retrieved 2015-10-10. 
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