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The Hamilton Bulldogs are a professional ice hockey
Ice hockey
Ice hockey, often referred to as hockey, is a team sport played on ice, in which skaters use wooden or composite sticks to shoot a hard rubber puck into their opponent's net. The game is played between two teams of six players each. Five members of each team skate up and down the ice trying to take...

 team in the American Hockey League
American Hockey League
The American Hockey League is a 30-team professional ice hockey league based in the United States and Canada that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League...

. They play in Hamilton, Ontario
Hamilton, Ontario
Hamilton is a port city in the Canadian province of Ontario. Conceived by George Hamilton when he purchased the Durand farm shortly after the War of 1812, Hamilton has become the centre of a densely populated and industrialized region at the west end of Lake Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe...

, Canada
Canada
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...

, at Copps Coliseum
Copps Coliseum
Copps Coliseum is a sports and entertainment arena, on the corner of Bay Street North and York Boulevard, in Hamilton, Ontario. Depending on event, the Copps Coliseum has a capacity of up to 19,000.It is named after the former Hamilton mayor, Victor K...

, nicknamed 'The Dog Pound'. They are the AHL
American Hockey League
The American Hockey League is a 30-team professional ice hockey league based in the United States and Canada that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League...

 affiliate of the NHL's Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
The Montreal Canadiens are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. They are members of the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League . The club is officially known as ...

. The team has won the Calder Cup
Calder Cup
The Calder Cup is awarded annually to the playoff champion of the American Hockey League. The trophy is the world's second oldest continuous professional ice hockey championship, having first been awarded in 1937 following the 1936-37 AHL season, and continuously being awarded every year.The cup...

 once in their history, in 2007.

History


The Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club was established in 1996 after re-locating from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia
Cape Breton Regional Municipality often shortened to simply CBRM, is a regional municipality in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton County.According to the 2006 Census of Canada, the population within the Cape Breton Regional Municipality is 102,250...

, where the team played several years as the Cape Breton Oilers
Cape Breton Oilers
The Cape Breton Oilers were a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. The team relocated from Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1988 and was renamed for Cape Breton Island. Home games were played in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, at Centre 200...

. The team was nicknamed the "Bulldogs" after a lengthy name the team contest; and was determined to best suit the City of Hamilton. The name "Hamilton Havoc" was runner-up.

On the ice the club has reached the Calder Cup
Calder Cup
The Calder Cup is awarded annually to the playoff champion of the American Hockey League. The trophy is the world's second oldest continuous professional ice hockey championship, having first been awarded in 1937 following the 1936-37 AHL season, and continuously being awarded every year.The cup...

 Finals three times.Firstly in 1997, the club's first year, and again in 2003 only to lose in both cases. The 2003 game 7 final was played June 12, 2003, vs the Houston Aeros. The attendance at Copps Coliseum was 17,428, making it the largest playoff crowd in the history of the AHL (the record was since broken in 2005 in Philadelphia). Houston won the game 3–0 and the series 4–3. The Bulldogs finally won the Calder Cup Final in 2007 against the Hershey Bears
Hershey Bears
The Hershey Bears Hockey Club is a professional ice hockey team playing in the American Hockey League, and is currently the top affiliate of the NHL Washington Capitals. The hockey club is based in the unincorporated town of Hershey, Pennsylvania, located within Derry Township some 14 miles east of...

. This series was a rematch of the 1997 Calder Cup Final which Hershey won 4 games to 1. The Bulldogs reversed that in 2007 - Hamilton 4 games to Hershey's 1.

Off the ice, the club faced turmoil in 2000 resulting in a "Stay Dogs Stay" campaign spearheaded by Don Robertson, Ron Burnstein, Nick Javor and club President Cary Kaplan
Cary Kaplan
Cary Kaplan is the president and owner of the sports marketing firm Cosmos Sports in Canada launched in 2003. The company specializes in consulting for sports teams and leagues in sales, marketing and business operations...

, aimed at keeping the franchise in Hamilton. The campaign was a financial success and resulted in the club remaining in the Steel City with a bolstered fan base and an improved lease with the City of Hamilton
Hamilton, Ontario
Hamilton is a port city in the Canadian province of Ontario. Conceived by George Hamilton when he purchased the Durand farm shortly after the War of 1812, Hamilton has become the centre of a densely populated and industrialized region at the west end of Lake Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe...

.

In spite of a franchise high in attendance in 2001, the Edmonton Oilers
Edmonton Oilers
The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. They are members of the Northwest Division in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League ....

 announced plans to move their AHL affiliation to Toronto. Local interests made a multi-million dollar investment to secure ownership of the Quebec Citadelles
Quebec Citadelles
The Quebec Citadelles were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They played in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada at the Colisée Pepsi...

 and relocate them to Hamilton
Hamilton, Ontario
Hamilton is a port city in the Canadian province of Ontario. Conceived by George Hamilton when he purchased the Durand farm shortly after the War of 1812, Hamilton has become the centre of a densely populated and industrialized region at the west end of Lake Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe...

 thus keeping the Bulldogs in town. For the second time in as many years, the fate of the club was in jeopardy, but ultimately rescued by local interests. The achievement to preserve the franchise was a unique joint venture between the Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
The Montreal Canadiens are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. They are members of the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League . The club is officially known as ...

, the Edmonton Oilers
Edmonton Oilers
The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. They are members of the Northwest Division in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League ....

, the American Hockey League
American Hockey League
The American Hockey League is a 30-team professional ice hockey league based in the United States and Canada that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League...

, and a local consortium of Hamilton owners, which allowed for a joint affiliation in 2002–2003 between Montreal and Edmonton as ownership changed hands. Fans voted to keep the Bulldogs name which won over the Hamilton Canadiens and Hamilton Habs.

In the summer of 2004, Burlington businessman Michael Andlauer became majority owner, governor and chairman of the Hamilton Bulldogs. Andlauer was part of the initial group of local business people, who purchased the club from the Edmonton Oilers in 2002.

Michael Andlauer who has become a minority owner of the parent Montreal Canadiens, has provided great stability to the franchise.
2010 saw the Bulldogs under coach Guy Boucher advance to the Western Conference finals against the Texas Stars only to lose a hard fought series in game seven.

Soon to start their 15th season, the Bulldogs are the longest serving non-NHL pro hockey franchise in Canada, the longest serving Canadian AHL franchise, and one of its most successful franchises with over 2,500,000 fans to date.

Of the 30 AHL franchises, the Bulldogs are 7th in tenure (behind only Rochester, Hershey, Providence, Portland, Syracuse and Springfield).

This market was previously served by:
  • Hamilton Canucks
    Hamilton Canucks
    The franchise of the Hamilton Canucks was the top minor league affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks for two seasons in the American Hockey League. Today, the franchise is known as the Syracuse Crunch....

     (1992 to 1994)

Franchise timelines


List of timelines for the two separate franchises known as the Hamilton Bulldogs.

Edmonton Oilers AHL Affiliates
  • Nova Scotia Oilers
    Nova Scotia Oilers
    The Nova Scotia Oilers were a minor professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League based in Halifax, Nova Scotia from 1984 to 1988. The Oilers played their home games at the Halifax Metro Centre, and were the AHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, whose logo theirs resembled.The Oilers...

     (1984–1988)
  • Cape Breton Oilers
    Cape Breton Oilers
    The Cape Breton Oilers were a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. The team relocated from Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1988 and was renamed for Cape Breton Island. Home games were played in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, at Centre 200...

     (1988–1996)
  • Hamilton Bulldogs (1996–2003)
  • Toronto Roadrunners
    Toronto Roadrunners
    The Toronto Roadrunners were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They played in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the Ricoh Coliseum. In their only season the Roadrunners featured players such as Jani Rita, Jamie Wright and Steve Valiquette who helped them advance to the AHL playoffs where...

     (2003–2004)
  • Edmonton Road Runners
    Edmonton Road Runners
    The Edmonton Road Runners were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They played in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada at Rexall Place.-History:...

     (2004–2005)
  • Franchise dormant (2005–2010)
  • Springfield Falcons
    Springfield Falcons
    The Springfield Falcons are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League . They play in Springfield, Massachusetts, at the MassMutual Center and are the top affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League. The Falcons' two main rivals are the Connecticut Whale and the...

     (2007–2009)
  • Oklahoma City Barons
    Oklahoma City Barons
    The Oklahoma City Barons are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League, and serve as the top affiliate for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League. The team's first season was 2010–11. They play their home games at the newly renovated Cox Convention Center, in Oklahoma...

     (2010–)<>

<>Edmonton Roadrunners resurrected as the Oklahoma City Barons.
Montreal Canadiens AHL Affiliates
  • Montreal Voyageurs (1969–1971)
  • Nova Scotia Voyageurs
    Nova Scotia Voyageurs
    The Nova Scotia Voyageurs were a professional ice hockey team, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They played in the American Hockey League, from 1971 to 1984. The Voyageurs played their first two seasons , as the Montreal Voyageurs....

     (1971–1984)
  • Sherbrooke Canadiens
    Sherbrooke Canadiens
    The Sherbrooke Canadiens were a professional ice hockey team in Sherbrooke, Quebec. They played their home games at the Palais des Sports. They were a member of the American Hockey League from 1984 to 1990, and were a farm team of the Montreal Canadiens....

     (1984–1990)
  • Fredericton Canadiens
    Fredericton Canadiens
    The Fredericton Canadiens, or the 'Baby Habs' were a professional ice hockey team in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The Canadiens played their home games at the Aitken Centre...

     (1990–1999)
  • Quebec Citadelles
    Quebec Citadelles
    The Quebec Citadelles were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They played in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada at the Colisée Pepsi...

     (1999–2002)
  • Hamilton Bulldogs (2002–present)

Season-by-season results

  • 1996–2003 Edmonton Oilers
    Edmonton Oilers
    The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. They are members of the Northwest Division in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League ....

     affiliation
  • 2002–present Montreal Canadiens
    Montreal Canadiens
    The Montreal Canadiens are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. They are members of the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League . The club is officially known as ...

     affiliation

Regular season

Season Games WonLostTiedOTLSOLPoints Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1996–97
1996–97 AHL season
The 1996–97 AHL season was the 61st season of the American Hockey League. The league renames its divisions due to relocating teams. The Northern Conferences consists of the Atlantic Division becoming the Canadian Division, and the Central Division becoming the Empire State Division...

 
80 28 39 9 4 69 220 276 3rd, Canadian
1997–98
1997–98 AHL season
The 1997–98 AHL season was the 62nd season of the American Hockey League. The AHL shifts teams in their divisions, and the Canadian division reverts to being named Atlantic division. The Northern conference is renamed the Eastern conference, and the Southern conference renamed the Western...

 
80 36 22 17 5 94 264 242 2nd, Empire State
1998–99
1998–99 AHL season
The 1998–99 AHL season was the 63rd season of the American Hockey League. Nineteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Providence Bruins finished first overall in the regular season, and won their first Calder Cup championship.-Team changes:...

 
80 40 29 7 4 91 229 206 3rd, Empire State
1999–00  80 27 34 13 6 73 225 262 3rd, Empire State
2000–01
2000–01 AHL season
The 2000–01 AHL season was the 65th season of the American Hockey League. The league realigns its divisions again. The Atlantic division is renamed the Canadian division. The Empire State division is replaced by the South division, with many teams shifting from the Mid-Atlantic division.Twenty...

 
80 28 41 6 5 67 227 281 4th, Canadian
2001–02
2001–02 AHL season
The 2001–02 AHL season was the 66th season of the American Hockey League. It was the season of the biggest growth in the AHL's history, as it accepted eight new teams. The demise of the International Hockey League brought six teams transferring from the defunct league, in addition to two expansion...

 
80 37 30 10 3 87 247 205 2nd, Canadian
2002–03
2002–03 AHL season
The 2002–03 AHL season was the 67th season of the American Hockey League. Twenty-eight teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Hamilton Bulldogs finished first overall in the regular season...

80 49 19 8 4 110 279 191 1st, Canadian
2003–04
2003–04 AHL season
The 2003–04 AHL season was the 68th season of the American Hockey League. The league introduces the Willie Marshall Award in honour the career points leader in the AHL, and awards it to the annual top goal scorer....

80 41 25 10 4 96 235 191 1st, North
2004–05
2004–05 AHL season
The 2004–05 AHL season was the 69th season of the American Hockey League. Twenty-eight teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Rochester Americans finished first overall in the regular season...

80 38 29 6 7 89 225 210 4th, North
2005–06
2005–06 AHL season
The 2005–06 AHL season was the 70th season of the American Hockey League. Twenty-seven teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Hershey Bears won the Calder Cup, defeating the Milwaukee Admirals in the finals....

80 35 41 0 4 74 225 251 6th, North
2006–07
2006–07 AHL season
The 2006–07 AHL season was the 71st season of the American Hockey League. Twenty-seven teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Hamilton Bulldogs won their first Calder Cup, defeating the defending champions, the Hershey Bears in the finals....

80 43 28 3 6 95 243 208 3rd, North
2007–08
2007–08 AHL season
The 2007–08 AHL season is the 72nd season of the American Hockey League. Twenty-nine teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Chicago Wolves won their second Calder Cup, defeating the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the Calder Cup Final.-Team changes:...

80 36 34 3 7 82 208 235 4th, North
2008–09
2008–09 AHL season
The 2008–09 AHL season is the 73rd season of the American Hockey League. 29 teams each played 80 games in the regular season, which ran from October 8 until April 12.-Team and NHL affiliation changes:...

80 49 27 4 0 102 263 201 2nd, North
2009–10
2009–10 AHL season
The 2009–10 AHL season was the 74th season of the American Hockey League. Twenty-nine teams played 80 regular-season games each from October 2 to April 11...

80 52 17 3 8 115 271 182 1st, North
2010–11
2010–11 AHL season
The 2010–11 AHL season is the 75th season of the American Hockey League. An all-time high of thirty teams will play 80 games each during the regular season schedule, which started on October 8, 2010 and ended on April 10, 2011...

80 44 27 2 7 95 229 192 1st, North
2011–12
2011–12 AHL season
The 2011–12 AHL season will be the 76th season of the American Hockey League. The regular season began on October 7, 2011 and is scheduled to conclude on April 15, 2012. The 2012 Calder Cup playoffs will follow the conclusion of the regular season....

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2nd, North

Playoffs

Season1st round2nd round3rd roundFinals
1996–97
1996–97 AHL season
The 1996–97 AHL season was the 61st season of the American Hockey League. The league renames its divisions due to relocating teams. The Northern Conferences consists of the Atlantic Division becoming the Canadian Division, and the Central Division becoming the Empire State Division...

 
W, 3–2, SJNB
Saint John Flames
The Saint John Flames were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League from 1993 to 2003 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. The Calgary Flames bought and relocated the Utica Devils, to be their AHL affiliate....

 
W, 4–3, SJNL
St. John's Maple Leafs
The St. John's Maple Leafs were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They played in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada at Memorial Stadium from 1991–2001, and at Mile One Stadium from 2001–2005.-History:...

 
W, 4–1, ALB
Albany River Rats
The Albany River Rats were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They played in Albany, New York at the Times Union Center.- Founding to 2010 :...

 
L, 1–4, HER
Hershey Bears
The Hershey Bears Hockey Club is a professional ice hockey team playing in the American Hockey League, and is currently the top affiliate of the NHL Washington Capitals. The hockey club is based in the unincorporated town of Hershey, Pennsylvania, located within Derry Township some 14 miles east of...

1997–98
1997–98 AHL season
The 1997–98 AHL season was the 62nd season of the American Hockey League. The AHL shifts teams in their divisions, and the Canadian division reverts to being named Atlantic division. The Northern conference is renamed the Eastern conference, and the Southern conference renamed the Western...

 
W, 3–2, SYR
Syracuse Crunch
The Syracuse Crunch are a minor league professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play in Syracuse, New York, at the War Memorial at Oncenter...

 
L, 0–4, ALB
Albany River Rats
The Albany River Rats were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They played in Albany, New York at the Times Union Center.- Founding to 2010 :...

 
1998–99
1998–99 AHL season
The 1998–99 AHL season was the 63rd season of the American Hockey League. Nineteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Providence Bruins finished first overall in the regular season, and won their first Calder Cup championship.-Team changes:...

 
W, 3–2, ALB
Albany River Rats
The Albany River Rats were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They played in Albany, New York at the Times Union Center.- Founding to 2010 :...

 
L, 2–4, ROCH
Rochester Americans
The Rochester Americans are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League, and a top affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres. The team plays its home games in Rochester, New York, at the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial...

 
1999–00  W, 3–1, SYR
Syracuse Crunch
The Syracuse Crunch are a minor league professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play in Syracuse, New York, at the War Memorial at Oncenter...

 
L, 2–4, ROCH
Rochester Americans
The Rochester Americans are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League, and a top affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres. The team plays its home games in Rochester, New York, at the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial...

 
2000–01
2000–01 AHL season
The 2000–01 AHL season was the 65th season of the American Hockey League. The league realigns its divisions again. The Atlantic division is renamed the Canadian division. The Empire State division is replaced by the South division, with many teams shifting from the Mid-Atlantic division.Twenty...

 
Out of Playoffs
2001–02
2001–02 AHL season
The 2001–02 AHL season was the 66th season of the American Hockey League. It was the season of the biggest growth in the AHL's history, as it accepted eight new teams. The demise of the International Hockey League brought six teams transferring from the defunct league, in addition to two expansion...

 
W, 3–0, QUE
Quebec Citadelles
The Quebec Citadelles were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They played in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada at the Colisée Pepsi...

 
W, 4–1, HART  L, 3–4, BRI
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers are an ice hockey team playing in the American Hockey League. It has been the AHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's New York Islanders, who also own the franchise, since its inception, and use the same team colors as the parent Islanders do. The team is based in...

 
2002–03
2002–03 AHL season
The 2002–03 AHL season was the 67th season of the American Hockey League. Twenty-eight teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Hamilton Bulldogs finished first overall in the regular season...

 
W, 3–1, SPR
Springfield Falcons
The Springfield Falcons are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League . They play in Springfield, Massachusetts, at the MassMutual Center and are the top affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League. The Falcons' two main rivals are the Connecticut Whale and the...

W, 4–3, MTB
Manitoba Moose
The Manitoba Moose were a Canadian professional ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba that played in the International Hockey League from 1996 to 2001 and American Hockey League from 2001 to 2011. The team moved to St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador in 2011 to become the St...

 
W, 4–1, BING
Binghamton Senators
The Binghamton Senators are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League . Nicknamed the B-Sens, they play in Binghamton, New York at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. Along with the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL, the B-Sens are minor league affiliates of the Ottawa Senators...

L, 3–4, HOU
Houston Aeros
The Houston Aeros are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. The team plays in Houston, Texas, at the Toyota Center. They are the AHL affiliate of the NHL's Minnesota Wild.- History :...

2003–04
2003–04 AHL season
The 2003–04 AHL season was the 68th season of the American Hockey League. The league introduces the Willie Marshall Award in honour the career points leader in the AHL, and awards it to the annual top goal scorer....

 
W, 4–2, CLE L, 0–4, ROCH
Rochester Americans
The Rochester Americans are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League, and a top affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres. The team plays its home games in Rochester, New York, at the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial...

2004–05
2004–05 AHL season
The 2004–05 AHL season was the 69th season of the American Hockey League. Twenty-eight teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Rochester Americans finished first overall in the regular season...

 
L, 0–4, ROCH
Rochester Americans
The Rochester Americans are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League, and a top affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres. The team plays its home games in Rochester, New York, at the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial...

 
2005–06
2005–06 AHL season
The 2005–06 AHL season was the 70th season of the American Hockey League. Twenty-seven teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Hershey Bears won the Calder Cup, defeating the Milwaukee Admirals in the finals....

 
Out of playoffs
2006–07
2006–07 AHL season
The 2006–07 AHL season was the 71st season of the American Hockey League. Twenty-seven teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Hamilton Bulldogs won their first Calder Cup, defeating the defending champions, the Hershey Bears in the finals....

 
W, 4–2, ROCH
Rochester Americans
The Rochester Americans are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League, and a top affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres. The team plays its home games in Rochester, New York, at the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial...

 
W, 4–2, MTB
Manitoba Moose
The Manitoba Moose were a Canadian professional ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba that played in the International Hockey League from 1996 to 2001 and American Hockey League from 2001 to 2011. The team moved to St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador in 2011 to become the St...

 
W, 4–1, CHI
Chicago Wolves
The Chicago Wolves are a professional hockey team playing in the American Hockey League. They are the top affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL. The Wolves play home games at the Allstate Arena in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois...

 
W, 4–1, HER
Hershey Bears
The Hershey Bears Hockey Club is a professional ice hockey team playing in the American Hockey League, and is currently the top affiliate of the NHL Washington Capitals. The hockey club is based in the unincorporated town of Hershey, Pennsylvania, located within Derry Township some 14 miles east of...

2007–08
2007–08 AHL season
The 2007–08 AHL season is the 72nd season of the American Hockey League. Twenty-nine teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Chicago Wolves won their second Calder Cup, defeating the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the Calder Cup Final.-Team changes:...

 
Out of Playoffs
2008–09
2008–09 AHL season
The 2008–09 AHL season is the 73rd season of the American Hockey League. 29 teams each played 80 games in the regular season, which ran from October 8 until April 12.-Team and NHL affiliation changes:...

 
L, 2–4, GRG
Grand Rapids Griffins
The Grand Rapids Griffins are a professional hockey team in the American Hockey League . They play in Grand Rapids, Michigan at the Van Andel Arena. They are the AHL affiliate to the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League....

 
2009–10
2009–10 AHL season
The 2009–10 AHL season was the 74th season of the American Hockey League. Twenty-nine teams played 80 regular-season games each from October 2 to April 11...

 
W, 4–2, MTB
Manitoba Moose
The Manitoba Moose were a Canadian professional ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba that played in the International Hockey League from 1996 to 2001 and American Hockey League from 2001 to 2011. The team moved to St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador in 2011 to become the St...

 
W 4–2, ABB
Abbotsford Heat
The Abbotsford Heat are a professional ice hockey team based in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. The Heat began play during 2009-10 season, and are the affiliate of the National Hockey League's Calgary Flames...

 
L, 3–4, TEX
Texas Stars
The Texas Stars are an American Hockey League team. They play in Cedar Park, Texas, near Austin.The team is the top affiliate of the NHL Dallas Stars. In April 2008, the Iowa Stars announced that they would no longer affiliate with the Dallas Stars, and changed the team's name to Chops for the...

 
2010–11
2010–11 AHL season
The 2010–11 AHL season is the 75th season of the American Hockey League. An all-time high of thirty teams will play 80 games each during the regular season schedule, which started on October 8, 2010 and ended on April 10, 2011...

 
W, 4–2, OKC
Oklahoma City Barons
The Oklahoma City Barons are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League, and serve as the top affiliate for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League. The team's first season was 2010–11. They play their home games at the newly renovated Cox Convention Center, in Oklahoma...

 
W, 4–3, MTB
Manitoba Moose
The Manitoba Moose were a Canadian professional ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba that played in the International Hockey League from 1996 to 2001 and American Hockey League from 2001 to 2011. The team moved to St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador in 2011 to become the St...

L, 3–4, HOU
Houston Aeros
The Houston Aeros are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. The team plays in Houston, Texas, at the Toyota Center. They are the AHL affiliate of the NHL's Minnesota Wild.- History :...

 
2011–12
2011–12 AHL season
The 2011–12 AHL season will be the 76th season of the American Hockey League. The regular season began on October 7, 2011 and is scheduled to conclude on April 15, 2012. The 2012 Calder Cup playoffs will follow the conclusion of the regular season....

 
To Be Determined - Season Not Started

Single season

Goals: 39 Paul Healey
Paul Healey
Paul Healey is a professional ice hockey winger who is currently a free agent. He last played for the Florida Everblades in the ECHL. He has played 77 games in the National Hockey League with the Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, and Colorado Avalanche.-Career...

 (2000–01)
Assists: 52 Daniel Cleary
Daniel Cleary
Daniel Cleary is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger playing for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. On June 4, 2008, Cleary became the first player from Newfoundland and Labrador to get his name on the Stanley Cup when the Red Wings won hockey's top prize...

 (1999–2000)
Points: 78 David Desharnais
David Desharnais
David Desharnais is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League...

 (2009–10)
Penalty minutes: 522 Dennis Bonvie
Dennis Bonvie
Dennis Kevin Bonvie is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player, most notable for being the most penalized player in professional hockey history with 4,804 career professional career penalty minutes...

 (1996–97)
GAA: 2.00 Cedrick Desjardins
Cédrick Desjardins
Cédrick Desjardins is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender currently with the Colorado Avalanche organization of the National Hockey League.-Playing career:...

 (2009–10)
SV%: .929 Steve Passmore
Steve Passmore
Steve Passmore is a former Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. He was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques as their ninth-round pick in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft....

 (1998–99) & Jaroslav Halak
Jaroslav Halák
Jaroslav Halák is a Slovak professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League . Halák was the 271st overall pick by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.-Montreal Canadiens:...

 (2007–08)
Points: 115 (2009–10)
Most Wins Overall: 52 (2009–10)
Most Wins at Home: 25
Most Wins on the Road: 27

Career

Career goals: 85 Corey Locke
Corey Locke
Corey Locke, is a professional ice hockey player currently with the Ottawa Senators organization of the National Hockey League , playing for the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League...

Career assists: 144 Corey Locke
Career points: 229 Corey Locke
Career penalty minutes: 817 Dennis Bonvie
Dennis Bonvie
Dennis Kevin Bonvie is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player, most notable for being the most penalized player in professional hockey history with 4,804 career professional career penalty minutes...

Career goaltending wins: 81 Yann Danis
Yann Danis
Yann Danis is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League . He has previously played for the Montreal Canadiens, the New York Islanders, and the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League...

Career shutouts: 11 Jaroslav Halak
Jaroslav Halák
Jaroslav Halák is a Slovak professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League . Halák was the 271st overall pick by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.-Montreal Canadiens:...

Career games: 346 Duncan Milroy
Duncan Milroy
Duncan Milroy is an Canadian ice hockey player who currently plays for Krefeld Pinguine in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga .-Playing career:...


Team captains

Terran Sandwith
Terran Sandwith
Terran Sandwith is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played eight games in the National Hockey League for the Edmonton Oilers during the 1997–98 season.-Playing career:...

 1996–98 Jeff Daw
Jeff Daw
Jeff Daw is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played in one National Hockey League game for the Colorado Avalanche during the 2001–02 NHL season.-Career statistics:-External links:...

 1998–99 Rob Murray
Rob Murray
Rob Murray is a former ice hockey player and former head coach of the Providence Bruins from 2008-2011. He is currently the head coach of the Alaska Aces. He played most of his career as captain of the American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons...

 1999–2000 Scott Ferguson
Scott Ferguson
Scott Ferguson is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League with the Edmonton Oilers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and Minnesota Wild...

 2000–01 Alain Nasreddine
Alain Nasreddine
Alain Nasreddine is a Canadian former professional ice hockey Defenseman who played in the National Hockey League...

 2001–02 Benoit Gratton
Benoit Gratton
Benoît Gratton is a Canadian ice hockey forward.Selected 105th overall by the Washington Capitals in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, Gratton spent several seasons in the Capitals' system before he was traded to the Calgary Flames in 1999...

 2002–04 Jason Ward
Jason Ward
Jason Robert Ward is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who currently plays with EHC Black Wings Linz in the Austrian Hockey League. He has formerly played 336 games in the National Hockey League with the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, and Tampa Bay Lightning...

 2004–05 Dan Smith 2005–06
  • None 2006–07 Ajay Baines
    Ajay Baines
    Ajay Baines is a retired professional ice hockey player who played in the East Coast Hockey League and American Hockey League. He played for the Greenville Grrrowl, Norfolk Admirals, Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights, Hamilton Bulldogs, and Iowa Chops.- References :...

     2007–08 Kyle Chipchura
    Kyle Chipchura
    Kyle Douglas Glen Chipchura is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre with the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League, an affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes. He was selected in the first round, 18th overall of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens.-Early life:Chipchura was...

     2008-2009 Mathieu Darche
    Mathieu Darche
    Mathieu Darche is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently plays left wing with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. Mathieu is the younger brother of long snapper J. P. Darche.-Playing career:...

     2009 Alex Henry
    Alex Henry
    Alex Henry is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Hamilton Bulldogs in the American Hockey League.-Playing career:...

     2009–Present

Head coaches

Lorne Molleken
Lorne Molleken
Lorne Molleken is a former Canadian ice hockey player and coach. Molleken was head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks at the end of the 1999 and the beginning of the 2000 season...

 1996–98 Walt Kyle 1998–2000 Claude Julien
Claude Julien (ice hockey)
Claude Julien is Canadian professional ice hockey head coach of the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League . He previously served as the head coach for the Montreal Canadiens and the New Jersey Devils...

 2000–03 Geoff Ward
Geoff Ward
Geoff Ward is a current assistant coach for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League. His name was engraved on the Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins in 2011....

 2003 Doug Jarvis
Doug Jarvis
Douglas M. Jarvis is a former Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens, Washington Capitals and Hartford Whalers in the National Hockey League. He currently serves as an assistant coach for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League.-Playing career:Doug...

 2003–05 Don Lever
Don Lever
Donald Richard "Cleaver" Lever is the head coach of the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League and a retired Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League from 1972–73 until 1986–87.-Playing career:Lever was drafted 3rd overall by the...

 2005-2009 Ron Wilson 2009-June 2009 Guy Boucher
Guy Boucher
Guy Boucher is the head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League and a former hockey player.-Playing years:Before his coaching years, Boucher played right wing with the McGill Redmen between 1991 and 1995...

 2009–2010 Randy Cunneyworth
Randy Cunneyworth
Randolph William Cunneyworth is a Canadian professional ice hockey head coach. He played professionally in the National Hockey League in a twenty-year career.-Playing career:...

 2010-2011

President/General Manager

  • Glen Sather
    Glen Sather
    Glen Cameron "Slats" Sather is the President and general manager of the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League . He has also served as the head coach of the Rangers, as well as General Manager and coach of the Edmonton Oilers of the World Hockey Association and later NHL...

    , President 1996–2000
  • Scott Howson
    Scott Howson
    Donald Scott Howson is a retired ice hockey player. He is currently the general manager of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League.-Playing career:...

    , General Manager, 1996–2002
  • Cary Kaplan
    Cary Kaplan
    Cary Kaplan is the president and owner of the sports marketing firm Cosmos Sports in Canada launched in 2003. The company specializes in consulting for sports teams and leagues in sales, marketing and business operations...

    , President 2000–2002 (with club from 1996)
  • Steve Katzman, President, 2002–2003
  • Vacant, 2003–2006
  • Glenn Stanford, President, 2006-2010
  • Michael Andlauer, President, 2011-

Notable alumni

  • Francois Beauchemin
    François Beauchemin
    François Beauchemin is a French Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently a member of the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League, his second tenure with the organization.-Playing career:...

  • Jason Chimera
    Jason Chimera
    Jason Chimera is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger and an alternate captain for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League .-Pre-NHL:Chimera played his junior career in the WHL, for Medicine Hat and Brandon...

  • Dan Cleary
  • Yann Danis
    Yann Danis
    Yann Danis is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League . He has previously played for the Montreal Canadiens, the New York Islanders, and the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League...

  • Dan Ellis
    Dan Ellis
    Daniel Ellis is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League...

  • Mikhail Grabovski
  • Ron Hainsey
    Ron Hainsey
    Ronald Hainsey is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League .-Playing career:...

  • Jaroslav Halak
    Jaroslav Halák
    Jaroslav Halák is a Slovak professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League . Halák was the 271st overall pick by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.-Montreal Canadiens:...

  • Alex Henry
    Alex Henry
    Alex Henry is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Hamilton Bulldogs in the American Hockey League.-Playing career:...

  • Christopher Higgins
    Christopher Higgins
    Christopher Higgins is an American professional ice hockey winger with the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League . While playing college hockey, he was selected 14th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft...

  • Andrei Kostitsyn
    Andrei Kostitsyn
    Andrej Aliehavič Kaścicyn , better known as Andrei Kostitsyn, is a Belarusian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League . The media have nicknamed him AK-46, a play on his initials and player number in reference to the Soviet AK-47...

  • Dan LaCouture
    Dan LaCouture
    Daniel LaCouture is an American professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for Lørenskog of the Norwegian Get-Liga. LaCouture is a graduate of Natick High School in Natick, Massachusetts.- Career :...

  • Maxim Lapierre
    Maxim Lapierre
    Maxim Lapierre is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League . Drafted out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League , he was selected 61st overall in 2003 by the Montreal Canadiens...

  • Georges Laraque
    Georges Laraque
    Georges Laraque is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward, who last played with the Montreal Canadiens before his contract was bought out in 2010. He is also a host for CFRN and deputy leader of the Green Party of Canada. During his NHL career he played for the Edmonton Oilers,...

  • Fernando Pisani
    Fernando Pisani
    Fernando Antonio Pisani is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who is currently a free agent.-Playing career:...

  • Tomas Plekanec
    Tomas Plekanec
    Tomas Plekanec is a Czech professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League . After beginning his career for HC Kladno of the Czech Extraliga, he was selected 71st overall by the Canadiens in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft...

  • Carey Price
    Carey Price
    Carey Price is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League . Price was the Canadiens' first round selection in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft...

  • Mike Ribeiro
    Mike Ribeiro
    Michael Ribeiro is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League . Ribeiro is of Portuguese ancestry.-Playing career:...

  • Michael Ryder
    Michael Ryder
    Michael Wayne Glen Ryder is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who plays for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League. He was born in St John's, Newfoundland.-Pre-NHL:...

  • Tim Thomas
    Tim Thomas (ice hockey)
    Timothy James Thomas, Jr. is an American professional ice hockey goaltender with the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League . Raised in Davison, MI, Thomas played college hockey for the University of Vermont for four years, from 1993–1997, during which he was drafted 217th overall by the...

  • Jason Ward
    Jason Ward
    Jason Robert Ward is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who currently plays with EHC Black Wings Linz in the Austrian Hockey League. He has formerly played 336 games in the National Hockey League with the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, and Tampa Bay Lightning...

  • PK Subban

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