Toronto Marlies

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 Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Toronto Marlies
2019–20 AHL season
CityToronto, Ontario
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
Home arenaCoca-Cola Coliseum
Scotiabank Arena (occasional home games)
ColoursBlue, white
Owner(s)Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
General managerLaurence Gilman
Head coachGreg Moore
MediaLeafs Nation Network
Sportsnet 590
TSN 1050
AHL.TV (Internet)
AffiliatesToronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Newfoundland Growlers (ECHL)
Franchise history
1978–1982New Brunswick Hawks
1982–1986St. Catharines Saints
1986–1991Newmarket Saints
1991–2005St. John's Maple Leafs
2005–presentToronto Marlies
Regular season titles2 (2015–16, 2017–18)
Division Championships6 (2007–08, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2017–18)
Conference Championships2 (2012, 2018)
Calder Cups1 (2018)


The Marlies trace their history back to the New Brunswick Hawks, which were founded in 1978 and jointly operated by the Maple Leafs and Chicago Black Hawks as a 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, this time as a sole Leafs affiliate; the Hawks had opted to affiliate with the Springfield Indians. After four seasons, the team moved to Newmarket, Ontario as the Newmarket Saints, where they played for five seasons before moving to St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador[7][8] as the St. John's Maple Leafs, 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. However, after the turn of the millennium, NHL teams sought to have their AHL affiliates located geographically closer to their parent clubs in order to ease movement of players between the minors and the NHL. By 2004, St. John's was the only remaining team in the region. Although the team was extremely popular and had excellent attendance, the parent Maple Leafs wanted to cut back on escalating travel costs. By the time of the team's final season in Newfoundland, their nearest opponent was the Portland Pirates, 1,781 km (1,107 mi) away. Additionally, Ricoh Coliseum (formerly CNE Coliseum and now Coca-Cola Coliseum had recently been renovated for hockey use, and the NHL Leafs were looking to place a team there. The Coliseum had been home to the Toronto Roadrunners, top affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, in the 2003–04 season. These factors resulted in the team's relocation to Toronto for the 2005–06 season.

The team is named after the former Toronto Marlboros, a junior hockey team that played in Toronto from 1904 to 1989, the last 62 years of that time under common ownership with the Leafs. The team was long 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.

During the 2011–12 AHL season, the Marlies advanced to the Calder Cup Finals, the deepest playoff run for a Toronto-based team since the Leafs won the Stanley Cup in 1967.

In 2015–16 season, the Marlies moved from the Western Conference to the Eastern Conference due to the relocation of five teams to California.

During the 2017–18 AHL season, the Marlies won their first Calder Cup after a 4–3 series win over the Texas Stars in the finals.[9] It was the first professional hockey title for a Toronto-based team since 1967.

On December 1, 2019, Greg Moore was named as head coach of the Marlies, replacing Sheldon Keefe who was promoted to head coach of the Maple Leafs.[10]

Team information

The Toronto Marlies' primary colours are blue and white, which is used in the team's logo. The present logo for the Marlies, introduced in 2016, is based on the Toronto Marlboros' logo. The Marlboros were a junior ice hockey team that was formerly sponsored by Maple Leaf Gardens Limited.

Broadcast information

All regular season home games, as well as all home and away playoff games air on Leafs Nation Network, with Todd Crocker as play-by-play announcer. Road regular season games are streamed live on the Marlies' Website.

Season-by-season results

Calder Cup Champions Conference Champions Division Champions League Leader AHL Record

Records as of the end of the 2018–19 regular season.[11]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Games Won Lost OTL SOL Points PCT Goals
Standing Year 1st
2005–06 8041296492.5752702634th, North2006L, 1–4, GR
2006–078034392575.4692202706th, North2007Did not qualify
2007–0880502136109.6812462031st, North2008W, 4–3, SAW, 4–3, SYRL, 1–4, CHI
2008–098039295790.5632402294th, North2009L, 2–4, MTB
2009–108033356678.4881932615th, North2010Did not qualify
2010–11803732110[1]85.5312282195th, North2011Did not qualify
2011–127644245396.632217175[4]1st, North2012W, 3–0, RCHW, 4–1, ABBW, 4–1, OKCL, 0–4, NOR
2012–137643233796.6322371991st, North2013W, 3–0, RCHL, 2–4, GR
2013–147645252496.6322232021st, North2014W, 3–0, MILW, 4–0, CHIL, 3–4, TEX
2014–1576402790[2]89.5862072032nd, North2015L, 2–3, GR
2015–16765416[3]51114.7502941911st, North2016W, 3–0, BRIW, 4–3, ALBL, 1–4, HER
2016–177642294189.5862452072nd, North2017W, 3–1, ALBL, 3–4, SYR
2017–18765418[3]22112.737254170[4]1st, North2018W, 3–2, UTIW, 4–0, SYRW, 4–0, LVW, 4–3, TEX
2018–197639249491.5992482433rd, North2019W, 3–0, RCHW, 4–0, CLEL, 2–4, CHA
Totals108859537162601312.6033322303511 playoff appearances

[1]-Indicates league leading: most shootout losses

[2]-Indicates AHL record: fewest shootout losses[12]

[3]-Indicates league leading: fewest losses

[4]-Indicates league leading: fewest goals against

Players and personnel

Current roster

Updated December 5, 2019.[13][14]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
46 Pontus Aberg W R 26 2019 Stockholm, Sweden Maple Leafs
18 Kenny Agostino (A) LW L 27 2019 Morristown, New Jersey Maple Leafs
25 Darren Archibald (A) LW L 29 2019 Newmarket, Ontario Marlies
13 Nick Baptiste RW R 24 2019 Ottawa, Ontario Marlies
27 Jeremy Bracco RW R 22 2017 Freeport, New York Maple Leafs
14 Adam Brooks C L 23 2017 Winnipeg, Manitoba Maple Leafs
17 Rich Clune LW L 32 2015 Toronto, Ontario Marlies
39 Hudson Elynuik C L 22 2018 Calgary, Alberta Marlies
58 Tyler Gaudet (A) C L 26 2019 Hamilton, Ontario Maple Leafs
5 Kevin Gravel D L 27 2019 Kingsford, Michigan Maple Leafs
22 Ben Harpur D L 24 2019 Hamilton, Ontario Maple Leafs
30 Kasimir Kaskisuo G L 26 2016 Vantaa, Finland Maple Leafs
6 Teemu Kivihalme D L 24 2019 Cloquet, Minnesota Maple Leafs
96 Egor Korshkov RW L 23 2019 Novosibirsk, Russia Maple Leafs
11 Kalle Kossila  C L 26 2019 Kauniainen, Finland Maple Leafs
7 Timothy Liljegren D R 20 2017 Kristianstad, Sweden Maple Leafs
12 Jesper Lindgren D R 22 2019 Umea, Sweden Maple Leafs
10 Tanner MacMaster C/LW L 23 2019 Calgary, Alberta Marlies
20 Mason Marchment LW L 24 2016 Uxbridge, Ontario Maple Leafs
52 Martin Marincin D L 27 2017 Košice, Czechoslovakia Maple Leafs
61 Nic Petan C L 24 2019 Delta, British Columbia Maple Leafs
37 Scott Pooley RW R 25 2018 Granger, Indiana Marlies
26 Matt Read (A) RW R 33 2019 Ilderton, Ontario Marlies
44 Kristians Rubins D L 22 2018 Riga, Latvia Marlies
8 Rasmus Sandin D L 19 2018 Uppsala, Sweden Maple Leafs
24 Jordan Schmaltz D R 26 2019 Verona, Wisconsin Maple Leafs
1 Ian Scott  G L 20 2019 Calgary, Alberta Maple Leafs
19 Garrett Wilson (A) LW L 28 2019 Elmvale, Ontario Maple Leafs
35 Joseph Woll G L 21 2019 Dardenne Prairie, Missouri Maple Leafs

Team captains

Head coaches

Team records

Single season

Goals: John Pohl, 36 (2005–06)
Assists: Jeremy Bracco, 57 (2018–19)
Points: Tim Stapleton, 79 (2008–09); Jeremy Bracco, 79 (2018–19)
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 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


  1. "Sports roundup". The 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". The Globe and Mail. 1980-03-21.
  4. "Across Canada: No liquor licence for Leafs-Hawks farm club". The Globe and Mail. 1978-11-09.
  5. "AHL Hawks get Tessier". The Globe and Mail. 1981-08-22.
  6. "Leafs place AHL team in St. Kitts". The 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. "Greg Moore Named Head Coach of Toronto Marlies". Retrieved 2019-12-02.
  11., Toronto Marlies season statistics and records.
  12. "AHL Guide and Record Book 2015-16" (PDF). Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  13. "Toronto Marlies roster". Toronto Marlies. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  14. "Toronto Marlies Roster". American Hockey League. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  15. "Toronto Marlies name a captain and official alternates". SB Nation. 3 January 2018.
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