Toronto Marlies

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Toronto Marlies
2017–18 AHL season
Toronto Marlies logo.svg
City Toronto, Ontario
League American Hockey League
Conference Eastern
Division North
Founded 1978
Home arena Ricoh Coliseum
Colours Blue, white
         
Owner(s) Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
General manager Laurence Gilman
Head coach Sheldon Keefe
Media Leafs Nation Network
Sportsnet 590
TSN 1050
Affiliates Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Newfoundland Growlers (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 2 (2015–16, 2017–18)
Division Championships 6 (2007–08, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2017–18)
Conference Championships 2 (2012, 2018)
Calder Cups 1 (2018)

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

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] Maple Leaf Gardens Limited (MLGL) and the Black Hawks each owned half of the franchise.[3][4][5] The Hawks played until 1982 when they relocated to St. Catharines, Ontario[6] 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.[7][8] 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 was 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 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.

The Rochester Americans have succeeded the now defunct Hamilton Bulldogs as the major rival of the Marlies, whose parent team, the Maple Leafs, also have a rivalry with the Americans' 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.

During the 2017–18 AHL season, the Marlies won its first Calder Cup after a 4–3 series win over the Texas Stars in the finals.[9]

Season-by-season results

Calder Cup Champions Conference Champions Division Champions League Leader AHL Record

Records as of the end of the 2017–18 season.[10]

[1]-Indicates league leading: most shootout losses

[2]-Indicates AHL record: fewest shootout losses[11]

[3]-Indicates league leading: fewest losses

[4]-Indicates league leading: fewest goals against

Players

Current roster

Updated June 17, 2018.[12][13]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
45 Finland Aaltonen, MiroMiro Aaltonen C L 25 2017 Joensuu, Finland Maple Leafs
12 Canada Baun, KyleKyle Baun RW R 26 2018 Toronto, Ontario Maple Leafs
55 Sweden Borgman, AndreasAndreas Borgman D L 23 2018 Stockholm, Sweden Maple Leafs
27 United States Bracco, JeremyJeremy Bracco RW R 21 2017 Freeport, New York Maple Leafs
14 Canada Brooks, AdamAdam Brooks C L 22 2017 Winnipeg, Manitoba Maple Leafs
17 Canada Clune, RichRich Clune LW L 31 2015 Toronto, Ontario Marlies
8 Canada Dermott, TravisTravis Dermott D L 21 2016 Newmarket, Ontario Maple Leafs
39 Canada Dupuy, JeanJean Dupuy LW L 23 2017 Orleans, Ontario Marlies
47 Sweden Engvall, PierrePierre Engvall LW L 22 2018 Ljungby, Sweden Maple Leafs
33 Canada Gauthier, FrederikFrederik Gauthier C L 23 2015 Laval, Quebec Maple Leafs
38 Canada Greening, ColinColin Greening (A) LW L 32 2016 St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Marlies
10 Sweden Grundström, CarlCarl Grundström LW L 20 2018 Umeå, Sweden Maple Leafs
34 Canada Gudbranson, AlexAlex Gudbranson D R 23 2017 Orleans, Ontario Marlies
4 United States Holl, JustinJustin Holl D R 26 2015 Tonka Bay, Minnesota Maple Leafs
43 Canada Jardine, SamSam Jardine D L 24 2017 Lacombe, Alberta Marlies
11 Sweden Johnsson, AndreasAndreas Johnsson RW L 23 2016 Gävle, Sweden Maple Leafs
7 Sweden Liljegren, TimothyTimothy Liljegren D R 19 2017 Kristianstad, Sweden Maple Leafs
5 United States LoVerde, VincentVincent LoVerde (A) D R 29 2017 Chicago, Illinois Maple Leafs
20 Canada Marchment, MasonMason Marchment LW L 23 2016 Uxbridge, Ontario Maple Leafs
52 Slovakia Marincin, MartinMartin Marincin D L 26 2017 Košice, Czechoslovakia Maple Leafs
9 United States Moore, TrevorTrevor Moore C L 23 2016 Thousand Oaks, California Maple Leafs
19 United States Mueller, ChrisChris Mueller C R 32 2017 West Seneca, New York Maple Leafs
6 Canada Nielsen, AndrewAndrew Nielsen D L 21 2016 Red Deer, Alberta Maple Leafs
31 Canada Pickard, CalvinCalvin Pickard G L 26 2017 Moncton, NB Maple Leafs
48 Sweden Rosen, CalleCalle Rosen D L 24 2017 Växjö, Sweden Maple Leafs
50 Canada Scott, IanIan Scott G L 19 2018 Calgary, AB Maple Leafs
40 United States Sparks, GarretGarret Sparks G L 24 2013 Elmhurst, Illinois Maple Leafs
41 Sweden Timashov, DmytroDmytro Timashov LW L 21 2016 Kirovograd, Ukraine Maple Leafs

Team captains

Joe Colborne, Nazem Kadri and Ryan Hamilton on the bench.

Head coaches

Toronto Marlies faceoff at home versus the Syracuse Crunch.

Team records

Single season

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: Garret Sparks, 1.79 (2017–18)
SV%: Garret Sparks, .936 (2017–18)
Wins: Garret Sparks, 31 (2017-18)
Shutouts: Garret Sparks, 6 (2017–18)
  • Goaltending records need a minimum 25 games played by the goaltender

Career

Career Goals: Ryan Hamilton, 94
Career Assists: Mike Zigomanis, 116
Career Points: Kris Newbury, 168
Career Penalty Minutes: Kris Newbury, 475
Career Goaltending Wins: Garret Sparks, 80
Career Shutouts: Garret Sparks, 15
Career Games: Alex Foster, 312

Franchise records and firsts

See also

References

  1. ^ "Sports roundup". Globe and Mail. 1978-06-24. 
  2. ^ "Leafs, Hawks to Moncton". Toronto Star. 1978-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Ballard wants Leafs to have own farm club". Globe and Mail. 1980-03-21. 
  4. ^ "Across Canada: No liquor licence for Leafs-Hawks farm club". Globe and Mail. 1978-11-09. 
  5. ^ "AHL Hawks get Tessier". Globe and Mail. 1981-08-22. 
  6. ^ "Leafs place AHL team in St. Kitts". Globe and Mail. 1982-06-22. 
  7. ^ "AHL History". Toronto Marlies. Archived from the original on 2014-03-17. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  8. ^ Ballou, Bill (2013-04-04). "AHL: Bracken Kearns easy Worcester Sharks MVP choice". Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  9. ^ McGran, Kevin (June 14, 2018). "Toronto Marlies capture first Calder Cup". The Toronto Star. Retrieved June 14, 2018. 
  10. ^ Hockeydb.com, Toronto Marlies season statistics and records.
  11. ^ "AHL Guide and Record Book 2015-16" (PDF). Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  12. ^ "Toronto Marlies roster". Toronto Marlies. Retrieved May 23, 2018. 
  13. ^ "Toronto Marlies Roster". American Hockey League. Retrieved May 23, 2018. 
  14. ^ "Toronto Marlies name a captain and official alternates". SB Nation. 3 January 2018. 

External links

  • Official website
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