1972 - 1980
|Location||Calgary , Alberta|
|Team colors||Red, gold, black, white|
|league||National Hockey League|
|Head coach||Geoff Ward (interim)|
|Team captain||Mark Giordano|
|General manager||Brad Treliving|
|owner||Calgary Sports and Entertainment (Chairman: N. Murray Edwards )|
Stockton Heat ( AHL )
Kansas City Mavericks ( ECHL )
|Conference title||1985/86 , 1988/89 , 2003/04|
1987/88 , 1988/89 , 1989/90 ,
1993/94 , 1994/95 , 2005/06 , 2018/19
The Calgary Flames ( IPA : [ˈkælɡ (ə) ɹi fleɪms] ) are a Canadian ice hockey franchise of the National Hockey League from Calgary in the province of Alberta . It was founded in November 1971 under the name Atlanta Flames and began playing at the beginning of the 1972/73 season . Before the 1980/81 season , the franchise moved from Atlanta to Calgary and changed its name to its current name. The team colors are red, gold, black and white.
The Flames play their home games at Scotiabank Saddledome and are one of seven franchises based in Canada. After mixed years in Atlanta, the Flames made it to the top teams in the league in their new home in the mid-1980s. At the end of the decade, the only win was the prestigious Stanley Cup . After that, the team fell back into mediocrity with the low point at the end of the 1990s. Since then, the franchise has returned to the upper midfield, with the high point in the 2003/04 season, when the team reached the Stanley Cup final for the first time after winning the trophy.
The Atlanta Flames
Tom Cousins, the owner of the Atlanta Flames, saw his empire crumbling and to avert an impending bankruptcy, he had to sell the Flames. Since there was only a small fan base in Atlanta , there were no adequate offers from investors in the region and so the Flames were sold to the Canadian Nelson Skalbania. They therefore moved on May 21, 1980 from the Omni in Atlanta to Calgary in the Stampede Corral , a stadium that only held 8,000 spectators. The very first NHL game in Calgary was played on October 9, 1980 against the Nordiques de Québec and ended 5-5. Guy Chouinard scored the first goal .
In memory of the Atlanta Flames, the assistant captains wear the "A" from the Atlanta Flames logo on their chests.
The years in the corral
In their first season in their new home, the Flames continued their playoff run and reached the next round with a three-game winning streak against the Chicago Blackhawks for the first time in the history of the franchise . As in Atlanta, Kent Nilsson was the Flames' best scorer. In Round 2, the Flames should face the Philadelphia Flyers . The series went over the full seven games and the Flames emerged victorious with a 3-1 in game 7. In the final of the Campbell Conference it went to work against the Minnesota North Stars , against whom they lost the series, however, 2-4.
In the second year, the Flames were placed in the Smythe Division as part of the geographical division of the divisions and brought Lanny McDonald from Colorado to Calgary at the beginning of the season . They reached the playoffs again, but were eliminated in round 1 against the Vancouver Canucks and so it was a year without any particular success.
1982/83 was a memorable season when Lanny McDonald finished it with 66 goals and thus set the current season record for goals. Even so, the Flames played only mediocre hockey and were eliminated in playoff round 2 against the Edmonton Oilers . This season should also be her last in the Corral .
The Flames moved to their new venue, the Olympic Saddledome , in 1983, where they played their first game on October 15, 1983. This should remain their home to this day and has been owned by the Flames since 1994. In the Saddledome, however, everything stayed the same for the time being: The Flames reached the playoffs and were eliminated in round 2 against the dominant Edmonton Oilers in a series that lasted seven games. In the summer of 1984, the Flames made a decision for the future and gave their long-time top scorer Kent Nilsson to the Minnesota North Stars . In return, they received, among other things, a draft right with which they brought Joe Nieuwendyk .
The first Stanley Cup final
In the 1985/86 season , the Flames reached the playoffs for the tenth time in a row (including the time in Atlanta). Defender Gary Suter scored 68 points and won the Calder Memorial Trophy as Rookie of the Year.
In the playoffs, the Flames met the Winnipeg Jets in the first round , which they defeated in a 3-game series. In round 2 they met the reigning Stanley Cup winners, the Edmonton Oilers, whose winning streak they ended after their two Stanley Cup victories in a row when they won 3-2 in Edmonton Game 7 of the series. The series ended 4-3 for Calgary and the Flames marched straight to their 2nd conference final, where they met the St. Louis Blues . They also ended this series 4-3 in their favor and were in the final of the Stanley Cup for the first time in club history . There they could not assert themselves against the Canadiens de Montréal and only won the first game of the series 5-2.
The year after their first foray into the Stanley Cup final, the team finished second in the NHL, but did not get past the first round in the playoffs.
The highlight of the club's history
1987/88 the Flames had to play more away than home games, as the Olympic Saddledome had been used for competitions in the course of the Olympic Games , which were held in Calgary in 1988 . However, this fact should not have a negative effect on the performance of the flames, as later showed. The team managed to dethrone the Edmonton Oilers for the first time this year , who have won the division title for years in a row. The Flames finished the regular season in 1st place in the NHL and received the Presidents' Trophy for it .
The team repeated this feat in the 1988/89 season with an above-average win rate of 73.13%. But the 1988/89 season had not yet reached its climax for the Flames. The first series of the finals reached Game 7 and there it went into overtime. The game stood on the knife edge until Joel Otto finally promoted the puck into the goal of the Canucks and the Flames into the next play-off round. The local opponent, the Los Angeles Kings , made things a little easier for the Flames and the Flames moved into the conference finals with 4 wins in a row, where they also overtook their next opponent, the Blackhawks, with 4-1 wins. This was the second time in the club's history that the Flames reached the Stanley Cup final and met the Montréal Canadiens there, as they did the first time . After 2 games, the team was behind with 0: 2 wins and feared a similar defeat as in 1986. But their fighting spirit proved to be unbroken when they brought in 3 wins in the next 3 games. Now the Flames had the chance to win the series in their 6th game and take the Stanley Cup home with them. Captain, Lanny McDonald put Game 6 to 2-1 with the last goal of his career and his only one in the 89 playoffs, and Doug Gilmour added 2 more goals. The game and the series ended 4: 2. The Flames were not just new Stanley Cup champions, they are the only team in NHL history to win the final series with an away win at the historic Montreal Forum , home of the Stanley Cup record winners. Defender Al MacInnis has been named Most Valuable Player of the Playoffs.
After the Stanley Cup victory
In the year after the Stanley Cup victory, after the fall of the Soviet Union , Russian talent came to the NHL and, with Sergei Makarow, the greatest came to Calgary . At the age of 31 he won the Calder Trophy , which led to a change in the awarding rights ("Makarov rule"). The Flames reached second place in the NHL in both 1989/90 and 1990/91 and both times did not get past the first round of playoffs.
1991/92 should be the end of a 17 year long series. The Flames failed to reach the playoffs for the first time since 1975, their 3rd year in Atlanta, due to their poor defensive performance. The following year they again achieved their standard result: 2nd place, out after the 1st playoff round. In 1993/94 the Flames had the best offensive in the league with Robert Reichel , Gary Roberts and Theoren Fleury, each of whom had over 40 goals and 40 assists on his account at the end of the season. As a result, the Flames managed to win the newly founded Pacific Division this season .
In the shortened 1995 season , key players such as Mike Vernon and Al MacInnis left the club. Joe Nieuwendyk was transferred to Dallas in exchange for the first-round draft pick Jarome Iginla . Nevertheless, the Flames managed to win the title in their new division for a second time in a row. When star player Gary Roberts announced his premature retirement after only 35 games due to a serious neck injury in 1995/96 , the Flames only narrowly managed to get a playoff spot, but were, as expected, in the first round of Chicago, with a final score of 0: 4 wins, overrun. Gary Roberts received the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy at the temporary end of his career (he should return to the NHL in 1998) .
1997-2003 the Flames could not show a single team success and did not reach the playoffs even once. In March 1999 the star of the team, Theoren Fleury , was transferred to Colorado as the last remaining player of the successful team from 1989 , due to the poor economic situation in Canada. With 830 points in 791 games for the Flames, he became the most productive player in the club's history. A group of young players remained behind. Some former stars like Mike Vernon , and Phil Housley , all long past their zenith, came and went over the years.
Only one in the ranks of the Flames caused a stir at this time, namely Jarome Iginla . He rose to become one of the most feared goal scorers. And that at the latest when he finished the 2001/02 season with 50 goals and 96 points, led the league in both categories and received the Maurice Richard Trophy and the Art Ross Trophy . However, it was not enough for a playoff participation.
Return to the playoffs
The Flames made history early in the 2003/04 season when Iginla became the first black player in NHL history to be named captain of a team. With the acquisition of Miikka Kiprusoff from the San Jose Sharks , a replacement for Roman Turek , who was a little weak at the beginning of the season, was found and the goalkeeping problem of recent years was resolved. The Flames lost only 2 of their first 18 games with Kiprusoff in goal. He then missed 19 games, but in his absence the Flames showed sufficient performance to remain in the playoff race until his return and achieved this for the first time in 9 years.
At the end of the regular season, Miikka Kiprusoff achieved the lowest average goal conceded in the league with just 1.7 and Jarome Iginla led the scorer list with 41 goals together with Ilja Kowaltschuk and Rick Nash . He was the second player in NHL history after Pawel Bure , who was awarded the Maurice Richard Trophy twice.
In their first playoff series since 1996, the Flames faced the Vancouver Canucks . It was an extremely close series and no team was able to take the lead with more than 1 win during the entire series. So it came to Game 7, which Martin Gélinas decided in the OT for the Flames. In the next round you met the Detroit Red Wings , which you beat in 6 games. The goal to win in Game 6 was again achieved by Gélinas in overtime. In the conference final it was then against the San Jose Sharks, the ex-team of coach Darryl Sutter and goalie Miikka Kiprusoff to work. Against the Sharks, the Flames weakened a little at home, but won all away games and finally the series after six games.
So it went to the 3rd Stanley Cup final in the club's history. This time the opponent was not called Montreal for the first time, but Tampa Bay . From game 1-5, the two teams won alternately, starting with Calgary. So the Flames had a chance in game 6 to decide the series in their favor. The game went into overtime when the score was 2-2. But in the 2nd OT met Martin St. Louis , of all people , whose contract with the Flames was terminated in 2000 because he seemed too small (1.75 m) for them. St. Louis was also voted Most Valuable Player in the League in the regular season that year. In Game 7, the Flames quickly fell 2-0 back. In the third period they still exerted enormous pressure on the opposing goal, but they only managed to hit the next goal and they slipped very thinly past their second Stanley Cup victory.
In the 2005/06 season , the Flames were able to show a 10-game winning streak after a bad start and won the title in the Northwest Division 3 games before the end of the regular season . In round 1 of the playoffs they met the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim , against whom they lost the series (wins and losses in the same order as in the 2004 Stanley Cup final) with 3-4. Goalie Miikka Kiprusoff was awarded the William M. Jennings Trophy for the lowest goals against goal (1.69) and the Vezina Trophy for the best goalkeeper at the trophy ceremony . He was also nominated for the Hart Memorial Trophy (most valuable player).
Before the 2007/08 season , supports such as Roman Hamrlik (towards Montréal ) and Tony Amonte (end of career) left the team. Owen Nolan and Adrian Aucoin were signed as replacements . At the beginning of the season the team got off to a bad start, but was able to catch up until just before the end of the regular season and keep up in the fight for the division title. In the last few games, however, a drop in performance followed. Therefore, the Flames, although they were solidly in the playoffs for a long time, only barely held there and ended the regular season in 7th place in the Western Conference and were eliminated in the playoffs in the first round against the San Jose Sharks after 7 games.
The most outstanding player of the Flames this season was captain Jarome Iginla, who with 98 points delivered the season with the highest number of points of his career and was able to break 2 team records. On the one hand, he overtook Al MacInnis , who had so far played the most games for the Flames with 803 and, on the other hand, was able to break the record of Theoren Fleury , who was previously the leader of the Flames' all-time top scorer list. He also came in the selection of the last 3 in the award of the Hart Memorial Trophy .
The Flames have played their home games in the Scotiabank Saddledome , a 19,289-seat multi-purpose arena , since 1983 . The hall planned as the Olympic Saddledome bore this name until 1996. It is located near the city center right next to the rodeo area of the Calgary Stampede. The Saddledome got its name from its visually saddle-shaped roof construction. This is to remind of the western tradition of the city of Calgary. From 1996 to 2000 the arena was named after the sponsor Canadian Airlines Saddledome . In 2000 the company Pengrowth , active in the mineral oil industry, bought the naming rights to the arena and gave it its name until 2010. Unlike their predecessors, they did not put the company logo on the roof of the arena. The company will hold the naming rights for the arena until 2016. Pengrowth took over a 20-year contract worth 20 million US dollars.
From 1980 to 1983 the club played in the Stampede Corral , which opened in 1950 and has a capacity of 8,729 places, of which 6,492 seats, for ice hockey events. When the Flames moved in 1980, it was already clear that a new hall would be built for the 1988 Winter Olympics . The Stampede Corral was also used as a second stadium at the Olympics for ice hockey games.
The Flames, like all other NHL teams, also include teams in lower-class leagues , so-called farm teams . They have been cooperating with the Stockton Heat in the AHL since 2015 and with the Kansas City Mavericks in the ECHL since 2017 .
The Calgary Flames farm teams since 1980:
Achievements and honors
|1987/88 , 1988/89|
|Clarence S. Campbell Bowl||1985/86 , 1988/89 , 2003/04|
|Pacific Division||1993/94 , 1994/95 , 2018/19|
The Calgary Flames celebrated their first major success in the NHL in the 1985/86 season with their first participation in the final for the Stanley Cup and the associated win of the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl . Their opponents in the final series were the Montréal Canadiens , who prevailed 4-1 against the Flames. In the 1988/89 season , the two teams faced each other again in the finals. This time Calgary won the series 4-2 and won the prestigious Stanley Cup for the first time.
With 48 wins in 80 season games, Calgary won the Presidents' Trophy for the first time in the 1987/88 season . The team was two points ahead of the Montréal Canadiens. With 54 wins the following season, the Flames defended the Presidents' Trophy two points ahead of Montréal.
In the 2003/04 season , the Calgary Flames reached the playoffs as the sixth-placed team in the Western Conference . With a strong performance, they won their third Clarence S. Campbell Bowl. In the final series they were defeated by the Tampa Bay Lightning just 4: 3.
The Flames finished the regular season as the best team in their division four times, most recently in the 2005/06 season .
The first winner of an individual award was Lanny McDonald in the 1982/83 season . Three years later, Gary Suter won the Calder Memorial Trophy , the trophy most commonly awarded to a Flames player to date. Among them was Sergei Makarow , who was 31 years old at the time , and after winning an age group for the award as the best rookie. The most diligent trophy collector for Calgary is Jarome Iginla , who has received seven awards so far.
NHL All-Star Team Nominations
NHL All-Star Game Nominations
Abbreviations: GP = games, G = goals, A = assists,
Pts = points
|Surname||from ... to||GP||G||A.||Pts|
From the ranks of the Flames, 15 field players and two goalkeepers were in the squad at an all-star game. The field players came to 38 missions in which they scored 14 goals and 21 assists. The goalkeepers also bring in six missions. Two Flames rookies were in the squad for the YoungStars Game, which has been played since 2002.
With eight appearances for the Flames, Theoren Fleury and Al MacInnis are the players who can look back on the most appearances in the team's history. With nine points, Fleury is also the most successful player. Like Fleury, Joe Nieuwendyk made five assists. Joe Mullen scored three goals and two assists in his two appearances.
Instead of the All-Star-Games, the Rendez-vous '87 took place in 1987 , in which the NHL team played against the Soviet national team. However, there was no player in the squad from the Flames' squad.
Abbreviations: GP = games, W = wins, L = defeats, T = draws, OTL = defeats after overtime , Pts = points, GF = goals scored, GA = goals conceded
|1980/81||80||39||27||14th||-||92||329||298||3rd, Patrick||Victory in the Conference quarter-finals, 3-0 ( Chicago )
victory in the Conference semi-finals, 4-3 ( Philadelphia )
defeat in the Conference final, 2-4 ( Minnesota )
|1981/82||80||29||34||17th||-||75||334||345||3rd, Smythe||Conference quarterfinals lost, 3-0 ( Vancouver )|
|1982/83||80||32||34||14th||-||78||321||317||2nd, Smythe||Conference quarterfinals win, 3-1 ( Vancouver )
Conference semi-finals defeat, 4-1 ( Edmonton )
|1983/84||80||34||32||14th||-||82||311||314||2nd, Smythe||Victory in the Conference quarter-finals, 3-1 ( Vancouver )
Defeat in the Conference semi-finals, 3: 4 ( Edmonton )
|1984/85||80||41||27||12||-||94||363||302||3rd, Smythe||Conference quarter-finals lost, 3-1 ( Winnipeg )|
|1985/86||80||40||31||9||-||89||354||315||2nd, Smythe||Victory in the Conference quarter-finals, 3-0 ( Winnipeg )
victory in the Conference semi-finals, 4-3 ( Edmonton )
victory in the Conference final, 4-3 ( St. Louis )
defeat in the Stanley Cup final, 1-4 ( Montréal )
|1986/87||80||46||31||3||-||95||318||289||2nd, Smythe||Conference quarter-finals lost, 2-4 ( Winnipeg )|
|1987/88||80||48||23||9||-||105||397||305||1st, Smythe||Conference quarter-finals win, 4-1 ( Los Angeles )
Conference semi-finals lost, 4-1 ( Edmonton )
|1988/89||80||54||17th||9||-||117||354||226||1st, Smythe||Victory in the Conference quarter-finals, 4: 3 ( Vancouver )
victory in the Conference semi-finals, 4: 0 ( Los Angeles )
in the Conference final, 4: 1 ( Chicago )
in the Stanley Cup final , 4: 2 ( Montréal )
|1989/90||80||42||23||15th||-||99||348||265||1st, Smythe||Conference quarterfinals lost, 2-4 ( Los Angeles )|
|1990/91||80||46||26th||8th||-||100||344||263||2nd, Smythe||Conference quarter-finals lost, 3-4 ( Edmonton )|
|1991/92||80||31||37||12||-||74||296||305||5th, Smythe||not qualified|
|1992/93||84||43||30th||11||-||97||322||282||2nd, Smythe||Conference quarterfinals lost, 2-4 ( Los Angeles )|
|1993/94||84||42||29||13||-||97||302||256||1st, Pacific||Conference quarterfinals lost, 3-4 ( Vancouver )|
|1994/95 1||48||24||17th||7th||-||55||163||135||1st, Pacific||Conference quarter-finals lost, 3-4 ( San Jose )|
|1995/96||82||34||37||11||-||79||241||240||3rd, Pacific||Conference quarterfinals lost, 4-0 ( Chicago )|
|1996/97||82||32||41||9||-||73||214||239||5th, Pacific||not qualified|
|1997/98||82||26th||41||15th||-||67||217||252||5th, Pacific||not qualified|
|1998/99||82||30th||40||12||-||72||211||234||3rd, Northwest||not qualified|
|1999/00||82||31||36||10||5||77||211||256||4th, Northwest||not qualified|
|2000/01||82||27||36||15th||4th||73||197||236||4th, Northwest||not qualified|
|2001/02||82||32||35||12||3||79||201||220||4th, Northwest||not qualified|
|2002/03||82||29||36||13||4th||75||186||228||5th, Northwest||not qualified|
|2003/04||82||42||30th||7th||3||94||200||176||3rd, Northwest||Victory in the Conference quarter-finals, 4: 3 ( Vancouver )
in the Conference semi-finals, 4: 2 ( Detroit )
in the Conference final, 4: 2 ( San Jose )
defeat in the Stanley Cup final, 3: 4 ( Tampa )
|2005/06||82||46||25th||-||11||103||218||200||1st, Northwest||Conference quarterfinals lost, 3-4 ( Anaheim )|
|2006/07||82||43||29||-||10||96||258||226||3rd, Northwest||Conference quarter-finals lost, 2-4 ( Detroit )|
|2007/08||82||42||30th||-||10||94||229||227||3rd, Northwest||Conference quarter-finals lost, 3-4 ( San Jose )|
|2008/09||82||46||30th||-||6th||98||254||248||2nd, Northwest||Conference quarterfinals lost, 2-4 ( Chicago )|
|2009/10||82||40||32||-||10||90||204||210||3rd, Northwest||not qualified|
|2010/11||82||41||29||-||12||94||250||237||2nd, Northwest||not qualified|
|2011/12||82||37||29||-||16||90||202||226||2nd, Northwest||not qualified|
|2012/13 3||48||19th||25th||-||7th||42||128||157||4th, Northwest||not qualified|
|2013/14||82||35||40||-||7th||77||209||241||6th, Pacific||not qualified|
|2014/15||82||45||30th||-||7th||97||241||216||3rd, Pacific||Conference quarter-finals win, 2-2 ( Vancouver )
Conference semi-finals defeat, 4-1 ( Anaheim )
|2015/16||82||35||40||-||7th||77||231||260||5th, Pacific||not qualified|
|2016/17||82||45||33||-||4th||94||222||219||4th, Pacific||Conference quarterfinals lost, 4-0 ( Anaheim )|
|2017/18||82||37||35||-||10||84||218||248||5th, Pacific||not qualified|
|2018/19||82||50||25th||-||7th||107||289||223||1st, Pacific||Conference quarterfinals lost, 4-1 ( Colorado )|
|total||2980||1416||1157||271||136||3239||9759||9279||24 playoff appearances
38 series: 16 wins, 22 losses
211 games: 98 wins, 113 losses
- 1 season shortened due to the NHL lockout in 1994/95
- 2 season because of the NHL lockout 2004/05 failed
- 3 season shortened due to the 2012/13 NHL lockout
Selected player records of the franchise over the entire career as well as over individual seasons are listed below.
|Most games||Jarome Iginla||1,219 (in 16 seasons)|
|Most consecutive games||Jarome Iginla||441 (October 4, 2007 to March 26, 2013)|
|Most goals||Jarome Iginla||525|
|Most templates||Al MacInnis||609|
|Most of the points||Jarome Iginla||1,095 (525 goals + 570 assists)|
|Most penalty minutes||Tim Hunter||2.405|
|Most shutouts||Miikka Kiprusoff||41|
|Most goals||Lanny McDonald||66||1982/83|
|Most templates||Kent Nilsson||82||1980/81|
|Most of the points||Kent Nilsson||131 (49 goals + 82 assists)||1980/81|
|Most points as a rookie||Joe Nieuwendyk||92 (51 goals + 41 assists)||1987/88|
|Most points as a defender||Al MacInnis||103 (28 goals + 75 assists)||1990/91|
|Most penalty minutes||Tim Hunter||375||1988/89|
|Most wins as a goalkeeper||Miikka Kiprusoff||45||2008/09|
Abbreviations: GC = games, W = wins, L = defeats, T = draws, OTL = defeats after
overtime , Pts = points, Pts% = point quota
|Al MacNeil||1980 / 81-1981 / 82||160||68||61||31||-||167||.522||23||10||13|
|Bob Johnson||1982 / 83-1986 / 87||400||193||155||52||-||438||.548||52||25th||27|
|Terry Crisp||1987 / 88-1989 / 90||240||144||63||33||-||321||.669||37||22nd||15th|
|Doug Risebrough||1990 / 91–1991 / 92 *||144||71||56||17th||-||159||.552||7th||3||4th|
|Guy Charron||1991/92 *||16||6th||7th||3||-||15th||.469||-||-||-|
|Dave King||1992 / 93-1994 / 95||216||109||76||31||-||249||.576||20th||8th||12|
|Pierre Pagé||1995 / 96-1996 / 97||164||66||78||20th||-||152||.463||4th||0||4th|
|Brian Sutter||1997 / 98-1999 / 00||246||87||117||37||5||216||.439||-||-||-|
|Don Hay||2000/01 *||68||23||28||13||4th||63||.463||-||-||-|
|Greg Gilbert||2000/01 * - 2002/03 *||121||42||56||17th||6th||107||.442||-||-||-|
|Al MacNeil||2002/03 *||11||4th||5||2||0||10||.455||-||-||-|
|Darryl Sutter||2002/03 * –2005/06||210||107||73||15th||15th||244||.581||33||18th||15th|
|Mike Keenan||2007 / 08–2008 / 09||164||86||60||-||16||192||.585||13||5||8th|
|Brent Sutter||2009 / 10–2011 / 12||246||118||90||-||38||274||.555||-||-||-|
|Bob Hartley||2012 / 13–2015 / 16||294||134||135||-||25th||293||.498||11||5||6th|
|Glen Gulutzan||2016 / 17–2017 / 18||164||82||68||-||14th||178||.543||4th||0||4th|
|Bill Peters||2018 / 19–2019 / 20 *||110||62||37||-||11||135||.614||5||1||4th|
|Geoff Ward||since 2019/20 *||-|
* Change during the season
|Cliff Fletcher||1980 / 81-1990 / 91|
|Doug Risebrough||1991 / 92-1995 / 96|
|Al Coates||1995 / 96-1999 / 00|
|Jay Feaster||2010 / 11–2013 / 14 *|
|Brian Burke||2013/14 **|
|Brad Treliving||since 2014|
* Change during the season; ** Interim manager
Squad for the 2019/20 season
As of December 25, 2019
Members of the Hockey Hall of Fame
|Grant drove||November 3, 2003||player|
|Doug Gilmour||November 14, 2011||player|
|Brett Hull||November 9, 2009||player|
|Al MacInnis||November 12, 2007||player|
|Sergei Makarov||November 14, 2016||player|
|Joe Mullen||November 13, 2000||player|
|Joe Nieuwendyk||November 14, 2011||player|
|Daryl Seaman||November 9, 2010||official|
|Martin St. Louis||November 12, 2018||player|
So far, nine players and three officials of the Calgary Flames in were Toronto located Hockey Hall of Fame added. The first inductions took place in 1992 when both player Lanny McDonald and coach Bob Johnson were included. Another player followed in 2000 with Joe Mullen . The next ex-Flame to receive this honor was goalkeeper Grant Fuhr , who was in the 2003 intake class.
Blocked jersey numbers
|9||Lanny McDonald||March 17, 1990|
|12||Jarome Iginla||2nd March 2019|
|30th||Mike Vernon||February 7, 2007|
|99||Wayne Gretzky||February 6, 2000 (league-wide)|
In their franchise history, the Calgary Flames have officially banned three jersey numbers so far. In addition, another one is no longer officially awarded.
For the first time, Lanny McDonald's jersey number 9 was officially banned from the Calgary Flames on March 17, 1990. It wasn't until 17 years later, on February 7, 2007, that the team hung another banner on the ceiling of the Scotiabank Saddledome with Mike Vernon's jersey number 30 . In addition, Theoren Fleury's jersey number 14 has not been officially awarded since the end of his career . Jarome Iginla's jersey number 12 followed on March 2, 2019 .
Furthermore, the famous 99 of the Canadian Wayne Gretzky will no longer be awarded to a player, as it has been officially banned by the league since February 6, 2000.
First-round voting rights
NHL Entry Draft
Since 1980, the Calgary Flames used their voting rights to select 37 players in the first round, including seven players among the top ten rights in the NHL Entry Draft . In 2013, for the first time in the Flames' franchise history, the Canadians were allowed to select more than one player in the first round. So far, the Flames had only three times - in the Entry Drafts 1982 , 1989 and 2010 - no first-round voting rights after they had assigned them in transfer deals.
In 1980, winger Denis Cyr became the first player in franchise history to be given rights by the Flames through talent draw. The franchise had the earliest right to vote three times in sixth position when they chose Cory Stillman , Daniel Tkaczuk and Rico Fata in 1992, 1997 and 1998 , with only Stillman making the breakthrough in the Flames jersey.
In Calgary, players like the Stanley Cup winners Al MacInnis and Gary Roberts advanced to stars, but also relatively late drafted players like Theoren Fleury , Brett Hull , Håkan Loob , Sergei Makarow and Gary Suter had successful NHL careers.
Chris Biotti , Bryan Deasley and Jesper Mattson never managed to play an NHL game in the course of their careers. George Pelawa, who died in a car accident a few months after the Entry Draft in 1986, was also without action.
NHL Supplemental Draft
In the NHL Supplemental Draft held from 1986 to 1994 , the Flames had a total of seven voting rights between 1986 and 1992.
Only Shawn Heaphy and Peter Lappin completed at least one NHL game in the course of their careers and made a total of eight appearances in the National Hockey League, with Heaphy being the only one in the Flames jersey. The other five selected players spent their careers predominantly in the minor leagues .
Top point collector
Abbreviations: Pos = position, GP = games, G = goals, A = assists, Pts = points, P / G = points per game
- andrewsstarpage.com, NHL Arena Naming Rights ( Memento of 7 November 2010 at the Internet Archive ), accessed February 13, 2012
- azhockey.com, List of Calgary Flames farm teams ( January 25, 2010 memento on the Internet Archive )
- Dan Diamond (Ed.): National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2014 , Triumph Books, p. 35
- hockeydb.com, Calgary Flames Draft History