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Toronto Marlies
Toronto Marlies 2015
City: Toronto, Ontario
League: American Hockey League
Conference: Eastern
Division: North
Founded: 1978
Operated: 2005–present
Home Arena: Ricoh Coliseum
Colours: Blue, White
         
Owner(s): Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
General Manager: Kyle Dubas
Head Coach: Sheldon Keefe
Media: Leafs TV
Rogers TV
Sportsnet
Sportsnet One
TSN4
Sportsnet 590
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.

HistoryEdit

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 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 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 formerly the Hamilton Bulldogs), located south along the Queen Elizabeth Way. The Maple Leafs also have a rivalry with the Bulldogs' former parent club, the Montreal Canadiens, and 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.

Team informationEdit

Logo galleryEdit

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Calder Cup Champions Conference Champions Division Champions League Leader AHL Record

Records as of the end of the 2016–17 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

PlayersEdit

Team captainsEdit

Team recordsEdit

Single seasonEdit

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: Garret Sparks, 5 (2016–17)
  • Goaltending records need a minimum 25 games played by the goaltender

CareerEdit

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: Antoine Bibeau, 10
Career Games: Alex Foster, 312

Franchise records and firstsEdit

Head coachesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Leafs get new farm club in Central Hockey League", Globe and Mail, 1981-06-24. 
  2. Campbell, Neil. "Cincinnati may get Leaf farm team", Globe and Mail, 1981-06-17. 
  3. "Leaf team to leave Moncton", Toronto Star, 1982-06-02. 
  4. Houston, William. "Hockey notebook Dull Sabres have pundits speculating", Globe and Mail, 1982-02-09. 
  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. "'Everything has price,' Ballard says; it's $50 million for Leafs. Gardens", Globe and Mail, 1982-03-31. 
  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. "Red Wings return to North as AHL swells to 13 teams", Schenectady Gazette, 1982-07-24. 
  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 on 2014-01-26.
  16. Ballou, Bill (2013-04-04). AHL: Bracken Kearns easy Worcester Sharks MVP choice. Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved on 2014-01-26.
  17. Hockeydb.com, Toronto Marlies season statistics and records.
  18. AHL Guide and Record Book 2015-16.

External linksEdit

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