Stockton Heat

The Stockton Heat are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL) which began play in the 2015–16 season. The team is based in Stockton, California, and is affiliated with the National Hockey League (NHL) Calgary Flames. The Heat plays its home games at Stockton Arena. It is a relocation of the Adirondack Flames, joining four other relocated AHL franchises in California that formed the basis for a Pacific Division.

Stockton Heat
2019–20 AHL season
CityStockton, California
LeagueAmerican Hockey League (AHL)
ConferenceWestern
DivisionPacific
Founded1977
Home arenaStockton Arena
ColorsBlack, red, yellow, and white
                   
Owner(s)Calgary Sports and Entertainment
(N. Murray Edwards, chairman)
General managerBrad Pascall
Head coachCail MacLean
MediaThe Record
1280 AM KWSX
AHL.TV (Internet)
AffiliatesCalgary Flames (NHL)
Kansas City Mavericks (ECHL)
Franchise history
1977–1987Maine Mariners
1987–1993Utica Devils
1993–2003Saint John Flames
2005–2007Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights
2007–2009Quad City Flames
2009–2014Abbotsford Heat
2014–2015Adirondack Flames
2015–presentStockton Heat

The Heat replaced the ECHL's Stockton Thunder, which played from 2005 until 2015, after which they moved to Glens Falls, New York, where the franchise became the Adirondack Thunder.

History

On January 29, 2015, the Calgary Flames announced that they would be moving their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Flames, to Stockton as one of five charter members of the AHL's new Pacific Division. The team held a name-the-team contest[1] and announced the five finalists as the Blaze, Fire, Heat, Inferno and Scorch on February 24, 2015.[2] The winning name was announced by the Calgary Flames on March 11.

In support of the new division's first season, the AHL played an outdoor game hosted by the Heat. The game, called the Golden State Hockey Rush, was the first AHL outdoor game to be held in California at Raley Field in West Sacramento on December 18, 2015. The Heat defeated the Bakersfield Condors 3–2 in front of 9,357 fans.[3]

Season-by-season results

Regular season Playoffs
SeasonGPWLOTLSOLPtsPCTGFGAStandingYear1st round2nd round3rd roundFinals
2015–166832322268.5001942246th, Pacific2016Did not qualify
2016–176834257277.5662121924th, Pacific2017L, 2–3, SJ
2017–186834282474.5442112046th, Pacific2018Did not qualify
2018–196831314268.5002352526th, Pacific2019Did not qualify

Players

Current roster

Updated December 13, 2019.[4]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
28 Brandon Davidson (A) D L 28 2019 Taber, Alberta Flames
18 Byron Froese (C) C R 28 2019 Winkler, Manitoba Flames
20 Alex Gallant LW L 27 2019 Summerside, Prince Edward Island Heat
21 Glenn Gawdin C L 22 2018 Richmond, British Columbia Flames
32 Jon Gillies G L 25 2015 Concord, New Hampshire Flames
42 Rob Hamilton D L 25 2018 Calgary, Alberta Heat
16 Mitch Hults C L 25 2019 Stoughton, Wisconsin Heat
23 Justin Kirkland LW L 23 2019 Camrose, Alberta Flames
8 Zac Leslie D L 25 2019 Ottawa, Ontario Heat
41 Ryan Lomberg LW L 25 2015 Richmond Hill, Ontario Flames
13 Mason Morelli LW L 23 2019 Minot, North Dakota Heat
6 Andrew Nielsen D L 23 2018 Red Deer, Alberta Flames
11 Matthew Phillips RW R 21 2018 Calgary, Alberta Flames
39 Luke Philp C R 24 2019 Canmore, Alberta Flames
24 Martin Pospisil C L 20 2019 Zvolen, Slovakia Flames
22 Alan Quine C L 26 2018 Belleville, Ontario Flames
3 Jonathan Racine D L 26 2019 Montreal, Quebec Heat
10 Buddy Robinson (A) RW R 28 2018 Bellmawr, New Jersey Flames
29 Adam Ruzicka C L 20 2019 Bratislava, Slovakia Flames
5 Corey Schueneman D L 24 2019 Milford, Michigan Heat
25 Eetu Tuulola RW R 21 2019 Hämeenlinna, Finland Flames
37 Rinat Valiev D L 24 2018 Nizhnekamsk, Russia Flames
45 Alexander Yelesin D R 23 2019 Yaroslavl, Russia Flames
50 Artyom Zagidulin G L 24 2019 Magnitogorsk, Russia Flames

Team captains

Franchise records and leaders

Scoring leaders

These are the top-ten point-scorers for the Stockton Heat in the AHL. Figures are updated after each completed season.[5]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game;      = current Heat player

Points
PlayerPosGPGAPtsP/G
Andrew MangiapaneLW1205054104.87
Morgan KlimchukLW2004456100.50
Ryan LombergLW198385189.45
Oliver KylingtonD187256388.47
Hunter ShinkarukLW132384179.60
Emile PoirierRW168255277.46
Spencer FooRW129374077.60
Mark JankowskiC78343670.90
Tyler WotherspoonD176155065.37
Rasmus AnderssonD110124961.55

References

  1. "Flames Unveil Plans for Future". Stockton Thunder. January 30, 2015. Archived from the original on February 5, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
  2. "Finalist Names Revealed for Stockton". Stockton Thunder. February 24, 2015. Archived from the original on February 25, 2015.
  3. "Grant, Kylington and Shore Lead Heat to 3–2 Win at Raley Field". Stockton Heat. December 19, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  4. "Stockton Heat roster". Stockton Heat. 2016-04-16. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  5. "Stockton Heat - All Time AHL leaders". hockeydb.com. June 10, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2019.


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