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Abbotsford Heat
Abbotsford Heat
City: Abbotsford, British Columbia
League: American Hockey League
Conference: Western Conference
Division: North Division
Founded: 2009
Home Arena: Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre
Head Coach: Jim Playfair
Affiliates: Calgary Flames (NHL)
Utah Grizzlies (ECHL)
Franchise history
1977 to 1987: Maine Mariners
1987 to 1993: Utica Devils
1993 to 2003: Saint John Flames
2005 to 2007: Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights
2007 to 2009: Quad City Flames
2009 to 2014: Abbotsford Heat
2014 to 2015: Adirondack Flames
2015 to present: Stockton Heat

The Abbotsford Heat where a professional ice hockey team based in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. The Heat began play during 2009-10 season, and are the affiliate of the National Hockey League's Calgary Flames. Home games are played in the 7,018 seat Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre.

The Flames moved their affiliate to the Fraser Valley after playing two seasons in Moline, Illinois as the Quad City Flames. The team's transfer was approved on April 28, 2009, and as a result, Abbotsford will be the westernmost city in the AHL. In addition, the Heat are more than 1,300 miles away from the next-closest AHL team, the Manitoba Moose.

The team hosted a "Name the Team" contest and on May 14, 2009, the Heat was announced as the team's new name.

On June 5, 2009, the Calgary Herald reported that Jim Playfair would debut as head coach of the Abbotsford Heat after spending 2 seasons with the Calgary Flames.

On May 5, 2014 the AHL Board of Governors approved the relocation of the franchise to the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, NY for the 2014-15 AHL season. The team will replace the relocated Adirondack Phantoms, who relocated to a new arena in Allentown, PA. This eased a problem that the league had in Abbotsford being over 1,000 miles from its nearest opponent.


RosterEdit

As of July 18, 2010

Goaltenders
Number Player Catches Age Place of Birth Contract type
35 Flag of Canada Leland Irving L 28 Swan Hills, Alberta NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames
36 Flag of Canada Matt Keetley R 30 Medicine Hat, Alberta NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames
Defencemen
Number Player Shoots Age Place of Birth Contract type
2 Flag of Canada Keith Seabrook L 28 Delta, British Columbia NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames)
3 Flag of the United States Josh Meyers R 30 Alexandria, Minnesota AHL
5 Flag of the United States Mark Mitera L 29 Royal Oak, Michigan NHL entry-level (Anaheim Ducks)
6 Flag of Canada Brad Cole L 30 Miniota, Manitoba NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames)
12 Flag of Sweden Staffan Kronwall L 34 Järfälla, Sweden NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames)
17 Flag of Canada Matt Pelech R 29 Toronto, Ontario NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames)
24 Flag of Canada Andy Delmore R 39 Windsor, Ontario NHL two-way (Calgary Flames)
28 Flag of Canada Gord Baldwin L 29 Winnipeg, Manitoba NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames)
Forwards
Number Player Shoots Position Age Place of Birth Contract type
8 Flag of Canada Cam Cunning L LW 31 Powell River, British Columbia NHL two-way (Calgary Flames)
9 Flag of Canada Kris Chucko R LW 30 Burnaby, British Columbia NHL two-way (Calgary Flames)
10 Flag of Canada Garth Murray L C 34 Regina, Saskatchewan NHL two-way (Calgary Flames)
11 Flag of Sweden Mikael Backlund L C 27 Västerås, Sweden NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames
14 Flag of Canada Logan MacMillan R LW 27 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames)
16 Flag of Canada Ryley Grantham R C 35 Olds, Alberta NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames)
19 Flag of Canada J. D. Watt R RW 29 Cremona, Alberta NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames)
20 Flag of Canada John Lammers L LW 30 Langley, British Columbia AHL
23 Flag of the United States Colin Stuart L LW 34 Oak Park, Illinois NHL two-way (Calgary Flames)
26 Flag of Canada Olivier Latendresse L LW 30 LaSalle, Quebec AHL
32 Flag of Canada Gaelan Patterson L C 26 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan AHL
34 Flag of Canada Carter Bancks L LW 27 Marysville, British Columbia AHL
52 Flag of the United States Mitch Wahl R C 26 Seal Beach, California NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames)
57 Flag of Canada Lance Bouma L C 26 Provost, Alberta NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames)
58 Flag of Canada Tyler Spurgeon L C 30 Edmonton, Alberta AHL
85 Flag of the United States Jon Rheault R RW 30 Deering, New Hampshire AHL

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

Season Games WonLostOTLSOLPoints Goals
for
Goals
against
StandingPlayoffs
2009–1080392957 902172313rd, NorthWon

PlayoffsEdit

Season1st round2nd round3rd roundFinals
2009–10W, 4-3, RCHL, 2-4, HAM

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