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.
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. Maple Leaf Gardens Limited (MLGL) and the Black Hawks each owned half of the franchise. The Hawks played until 1982 when they relocated to St. Catharines, Ontario 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. 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 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.
Currently the major rival of the Marlies is the Rochester Americans. Formerly the now defunct Hamilton Bulldogs, located south along the Queen Elizabeth Way, were a major rival. The parent team Maple Leafs also have 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.
|Calder Cup Champions||Conference Champions||Division Champions||League Leader||AHL Record|
Records as of the end of the 2016–17 season.
|2005–06||80||41||29||6||4||92||.575||270||263||4th, North||2006||L, 1–4, GR||—||—||—|
|2006–07||80||34||39||2||5||75||.469||220||270||6th, North||2007||Did not qualify|
|2007–08||80||50||21||3||6||109||.681||246||203||1st, North||2008||W, 4–3, SA||W, 4–3, SYR||L, 1–4, CHI||—|
|2008–09||80||39||29||5||7||90||.563||240||229||4th, North||2009||L, 2–4, MTB||—||—||—|
|2009–10||80||33||35||6||6||78||.488||193||261||5th, North||2010||Did not qualify|
|2010–11||80||37||32||1||10||85||.531||228||219||5th, North||2011||Did not qualify|
|2011–12||76||44||24||5||3||96||.632||217||175||1st, North||2012||W, 3–0, RCH||W, 4–1, ABB||W, 4–1, OKC||L, 0–4, NOR|
|2012–13||76||43||23||3||7||96||.632||237||199||1st, North||2013||W, 3–0, RCH||L, 2–4, GR||—||—|
|2013–14||76||45||25||2||4||96||.632||223||202||1st, North||2014||W, 3–0, MIL||W, 4–0, CHI||L, 3–4, TEX||—|
|2014–15||76||40||27||9||0||89||.586||207||203||2nd, North||2015||L, 2–3, GR||—||—||—|
|2015–16||76||54||16||5||1||114||.750||294||191||1st, North||2016||W, 3–0, BRI||W, 4–3, ALB||L, 1–4, HER||—|
|2016–17||76||42||29||4||1||89||.586||245||207||2nd, North||2017||W, 3–1, ALB||L, 3–4, SYR||—||—|
|Totals||936||502||329||51||54||1109||.592||2820||2622||9 Playoff Appearances|
-Indicates league leading: most shootout losses
-Indicates AHL record: fewest shootout losses
-Indicates league leading: fewest losses
-Indicates league leading: fewest goals against
|45||Aaltonen, MiroMiro Aaltonen||C||L||24||2017||Joensuu, Finland||Maple Leafs|
|12||Baun, KyleKyle Baun||RW||R||25||2018||Toronto, Ontario||Maple Leafs|
|55||Borgman, AndreasAndreas Borgman||D||L||22||2018||Stockholm, Sweden||Maple Leafs|
|27||Bracco, JeremyJeremy Bracco||RW||R||21||2017||Freeport, New York||Maple Leafs|
|14||Brooks, AdamAdam Brooks||C||L||21||2017||Winnipeg, Manitoba||Maple Leafs|
|1||Buitenhuis, EvanEvan Buitenhuis||G||L||24||2018||Burlington, Ontario||Marlies|
|17||Clune, RichRich Clune||LW||L||30||2015||Toronto, Ontario||Marlies|
|47||Engvall, PierrePierre Engvall||LW||L||21||2018||Ljungby, Sweden||Marlies|
|29||Ferguson, BradyBrady Ferguson||C||L||23||2018||Lewisville, Texas||Marlies|
|33||Gauthier, FrederikFrederik Gauthier||C||L||22||2015||Laval, Quebec||Maple Leafs|
|38||Greening, ColinColin Greening (A)||LW||L||32||2016||St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador||Maple Leafs|
|4||Holl, JustinJustin Holl||D||R||26||2015||Tonka Bay, Minnesota||Maple Leafs|
|26||Kestner, JoshJosh Kestner||F||R||24||2018||Huntsville, Alabama||Marlies|
|7||Liljegren, TimothyTimothy Liljegren||D||R||18||2017||Kristianstad, Sweden||Maple Leafs|
|42||Lindgren, JesperJesper Lindgren||D||R||20||2018||Umea, Sweden||Marlies|
|5||LoVerde, VincentVincent LoVerde (A)||D||R||28||2017||Chicago, Illinois||Maple Leafs|
|20||Marchment, MasonMason Marchment||LW||L||23||2016||Uxbridge, Ontario||Maple Leafs|
|52||Marincin, MartinMartin Marincin||D||L||26||2017||Košice, Czechoslovakia||Maple Leafs|
|9||Moore, TrevorTrevor Moore||C||L||23||2016||Thousand Oaks, California||Maple Leafs|
|19||Mueller, ChrisChris Mueller||C||R||32||2017||West Seneca, New York||Maple Leafs|
|6||Nielsen, AndrewAndrew Nielsen||D||L||21||2016||Red Deer, Alberta||Maple Leafs|
|31||Pickard, CalvinCalvin Pickard||G||L||25||2017||Moncton, NB||Maple Leafs|
|21||Plouffe, DerianDerian Plouffe||C||L||23||2018||Nepean, Ontario||Marlies|
|37||Pooley, ScottScott Pooley||RW||R||24||2018||Granger, Indiana||Marlies|
|48||Rosen, CalleCalle Rosen||D||L||24||2017||Växjö, Sweden||Maple Leafs|
|18||Smith, BenBen Smith (C)||RW||R||29||2017||Winston-Salem, North Carolina||Maple Leafs|
|40||Sparks, GarretGarret Sparks||G||L||24||2013||Elmhurst, Illinois||Maple Leafs|
|41||Timashov, DmytroDmytro Timashov||LW||L||21||2016||Kirovograd, Ukraine||Maple Leafs|