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Toronto Marlies
Toronto Marlies.svg
City Toronto, Ontario
League American Hockey League
Conference Western Conference
Division North Division
Founded 2005
Home arena Ricoh Coliseum
Colours Blue, white          
Owner(s) Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
General manager Dave Nonis
Head coach Dallas Eakins
Media Rogers TV
Toronto Star
Toronto Sun
Fan 590
Leafs TV
Affiliates Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Reading Royals (ECHL)
Franchise history
1982 to 1986 St. Catharines Saints
1986 to 1991 Newmarket Saints
1991 to 2005 St. John's Maple Leafs
2005 to present Toronto Marlies
Championships
Division Championships 1: North Division (2007–08)
Toronto Marlies faceoff at home versus the Syracuse Crunch.

The Toronto Marlies are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League that is also the AHL affiliate for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League. They play in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the Ricoh Coliseum. The Marlies are the only AHL team that currently plays in the same market as its NHL affiliate.

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History

The AHL had a strong presence in Atlantic Canada in the 1980s and 1990s, but by 2004 the St. John's Maple Leafs were 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. Previous minor league and junior ventures in Toronto had not met with success, and there was a general feeling that Toronto fans were only interested in the NHL, and not any other levels of hockey. With the Marlies as the Leafs top affiliate, it was felt that this obstacle could be overcome, however, attendance of barely 2,800 for the Marlies first home playoff game in April 2006 again raised questions about the viability of a second pro hockey franchise in Toronto.

The team is named after the former Toronto Marlboroughs junior hockey team, but the abbreviated "Marlies" name was chosen to avoid any potential association with the similarly named cigarette brand.

This market was previously served by:

Season-by-season results

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Regular season

Season Games Won Lost OTL SOL Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
2005–06 80 41 29 6 4 92 270 263 4th, North
2006–07 80 34 39 2 5 75 220 270 6th, North
2007–08 80 50 21 3 6 109 246 203 1st, North
2008–09 80 39 29 5 7 90 240 229 4th, North

Playoffs

Season 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
2005–06 L, 1–4, Grand Rapids
2006–07 Out of playoffs.
2007–08 W, 4-3, San Antonio W, 4-3 Syracuse L, 1-4 Chicago
2008–09 L, 2-4, Manitoba

Current roster

As of March 15, 2010 [1][2]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Place of birth
31 Canada Joey MacDonald L Pictou, Nova Scotia
34 Canada James Reimer L Winnipeg, Manitoba
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Place of birth
33 Canada Keith Aulie R Regina, Saskatchewan
6 United States Josh Engel L Rice Lake, Wisconsin
22 Canada Brennan Evans L Camrose, Alberta
24 Sweden Jonas Frogen L Falun, Sweden
17 Canada Simon Gysbers R Richmond Hill, Ontario
3 Canada Brendan Mikkelson L Regina, Saskatchewan
26 Slovakia Juraj Mikus* L Trenčín, Slovakia
4 Canada Phil Oreskovic R Toronto, Ontario
7 Canada Todd Perry L Ingleside, Ontario
10 United States Joey Ryan R Stoneham, Massachusetts
2 Canada Ryan Stokes L Sarnia, Ontario
Forwards
# Player Position Shoots Place of birth
27 United States Alex Berry RW R Danvers, Massachusetts
8 Canada Tim Brent C R Cambridge, Ontario
9 Canada Darryl Boyce C L Summerside, Prince Edward Island
13 The Bahamas Andre Deveaux C R Freeport, Bahamas
23 United States Alex Foster C L Canton, Michigan
18 Canada Richard Greenop* RW R Oshawa, Ontario
12 Canada Ryan Hamilton LW L Oshawa, Ontario
36 Canada Justin Hodgman C R Brampton, Ontario
25 Canada Ben Ondrus- C RW R Sherwood Park, Alberta
29 United States Kyle Rogers RW R Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
38 Canada Jay Rosehill LW L Olds, Alberta
39 Canada Greg Scott* RW R Victoria, British Columbia
28 United States Ben Simon C L Shaker Heights, Ohio

*Rookie

Team records

Toronto Marlies alternate logo

Single season

Goals: 36 United States John Pohl (2005–06)
Assists: 51 United States Tim Stapleton (2008–09)
Points: 79 United StatesTim Stapleton (2008–09)
Penalty Minutes: 215 Canada Kris Newbury (2005–06)
GAA: 2.34 Canada Justin Pogge (2007–08)
SV%: .913 Canada Adam Munro (2008–09)
Wins: 26 Canada Justin Pogge (2007–08, 2008-09)
Shutouts: 4 CanadaJustin Pogge(2007–08)
  • Goaltending records need a minimum 25 games played by the goaltender

Career

Career Goals: 74 Canada Jeremy Williams
Career Assists: 112 Canada Kris Newbury
Career Points: 168 Canada Kris Newbury
Career Penalty Minutes: 475 Canada Kris Newbury
Career Goaltending Wins: 71 Canada Justin Pogge
Career Shutouts: 7 Canada Justin Pogge
Career Games: 212 United States Alex Foster

Team captains

Coaches

See also

External links


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