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Marlies Announce 2014-15 Opening Day Roster & Broadcast Schedule

October 10, 2014 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Toronto Marlies News Release

The Toronto Marlies announced Friday the team's 2014-15 opening day roster. The Marlies will begin their 10th American Hockey League season with 31 players, looking to capture their fourth straight North division title.

Toronto's 2014-15 roster consists of goaltenders, Antoine Bibeau, Christopher Gibson and Garret Sparks. The 10 defencemen are Matt Finn, Petter Granberg, Blake Kessel, Korbinian Holzer, Eric Knodel, Viktor Loov, Andrew MacWilliam, Kevin Marshall, Brendan Mikkelson and Tom Nilsson. The 18 forwards are, Spencer Abbott, Tyler Biggs, Troy Bodie, David Broll, Connor Brown, Sam Carrick, Jamie Devane, Brett Findlay, Petri Kontiola, Josh Leivo, Greg McKegg, Frazer McLaren, Colton Orr, Brad Ross, Ryan Rupert, Trevor Smith, Brady Vail and Patrick Watling. Trevor Smith will resume his duties as captain of the Marlies for his second season. Korbinian Holzer and Troy Bodie will assume assistant captain's duties for home games while on the road, the assistants will be Sam Carrick and Andrew MacWilliam.

The Toronto Marlies also announced the team's 2014-2015 broadcast schedule with 18 games being televised live between Rogers 10 and Leafs TV this coming season. The other 18 games will be available on tape delay on Leafs TV. Toronto's home opener against the Utica Comets, AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, will be broadcast by Rogers 10 with puck drop at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday October 11. Check your local listings for details.

For tickets to opening weekend or any other Marlies home game can be purchased through www.marlies.ca/tickets or by calling 416-597-PUCK (7825).

2014-2015 Toronto Marlies Opening Night Roster

FORWARDS (18)

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS

# PLAYER HT W S BIRTHPLACE BORN 2013-14 CLUB(S) GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM

13 Abbott, Spencer 5'10 175 R Hamilton, ON 04/30/88 Toronto (NHL) 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -

22 Biggs, Tyler 6'3 224 R Binghamton, NY 04/30/93 Toronto (AHL) 57 7 2 9 39 3 0 0 0 4

19 Bodie, Troy 6'5 226 R Portage La Prairie, MB 01/25/85 Toronto (NHL) 47 3 7 10 26 - - - - -

Toronto (AHL) 17 4 4 8 9 - - - - -

Toronto (AHL) 64 17 52 69 16 11 4 7 11 2

17 Broll, David 6'2 230 L Missisauga, ON 01/04/93 Toronto (NHL) 5 0 1 1 5

Toronto (AHL) 63 3 13 16 120

29 Brown, Connor 5'11 170 R Toronto, ON 01/14/94 Erie (OHL) 68 45 83 128 22

16 Carrick, Sam 6'0 207 R Stouffville, ON 02/04/92 Toronto (AHL) 62 14 21 35 115 14 5 4 9 10

24 Devane, Jamie 6 '5 225 L Mississauga, ON 2/20/91 Toronto (NHL) 2 0 0 0 0

Toronto (AHL) 55 4 4 8 146

36 Findlay, Brett 6'0 190 L Sault Ste. Marie, ON 10/13/92 Alaska (ECHL) 32 13 12 25 15

12 Kontiola, Petri 6'0 204 R Seinajoki, FIN 11/04/84 Chelyabinsk (KHL) 53 15 22 37 34 - - - - -

14 Leivo, Josh 6 "˜2 180 R Innisfil, ON 05/26/93 Toronto (NHL) 7 1 1 2 0

Toronto (AHL) 59 23 19 42 27 12 3 5 8 2

9 McKegg, Greg 6 "˜0 185 L St. Thomas, ON 06/17/92 Toronto (NHL) 1 0 0 0 0

Toronto (AHL) 65 19 28 47 31 14 3 3 6 10

38 McLaren, Frazer 6'5 230 L Winnipeg, MAN 10/29/87 Toronto (NHL) 27 0 0 0 77

Toronto (AHL) 6 0 0 0 39 7 1 1 2 16

28 Orr, Colton 6'3 222 R Winnipeg, MAN 03/03/82 Toronto (NHL) 54 0 0 0 110

11 Ross, Brad 6'1 183 L Lethbridge, AL 05/28/92 Toronto (AHL) 53 6 4 10 104 9 0 0 0 2

20 Rupert, Ryan 5'10 180 L Grand Bend, ON 06/02/94 London (OHL) 68 21 52 73 54 9 3 7 10 10

23 Smith Trevor 6'1 195 L Ottawa, ON 02/08/85 Toronto (NHL) 28 4 5 9 4 - - - - -

Toronto (AHL) 24 10 16 26 10 14 3 8 11 2

79 Vail, Brady 6'1 190 L Palm City, FL 03/11/94 Hamilton (AHL) 5 0 0 0 2

21 Watling, Patrick 6'0 175 L Sault Ste. Marie, ON 09/26/93 Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 65 18 36 54 39 9 1 7 8 8

DEFENCEMEN (10)

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS

# PLAYER HT WT S BIRTHPLACE BORN 2013-14 CLUB(S) GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM

7 Finn, Matt 6'0 197 L Toronto, ON 02/24/94 Guelph (OHL) 66 14 47 61 42 20 5 9 14 6

8 Granberg, Petter 6'3 205 R Gallivare, SWE 08/27/92 Toronto (NHL) 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -

Toronto (AHL) 73 2 5 7 28 14 0 2 2 8

5 Holzer, Korbinian 6'3 205 R Munich, GER 02/16/88 Toronto (AHL) 72 5 18 23 104 10 2 5 7 4

52 Kessel, Blake 6'2 210 R Verona, WI 04/13/89 Rochester (AHL) 8 0 2 2 4

Rockford (AHL) 3 0 0 0 0

Orlando (ECHL) 43 7 26 33 28

Bakersfield (ECHL) 4 1 2 3 0

45 Knodel, Eric 6'6 225 L West Chester, PA 06/08/90 Toronto (AHL) 10 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0

U. New Hampshire (H-East) 41 7 21 28 28

50 Loov, Viktor 6'0 194 L Sodertalje, SWE 11/16/92 Modo (Swe HL) 42 5 7 12 20

2 MacWilliam, Andrew 6'2 230 L Calgary, AB 03/25/90 Toronto (AHL) 57 0 9 9 96 9 0 1 1 8

26 Marshall, Kevin 6'1 201 L Boucherville, QC 03/10/89 Toronto (AHL) 59 1 9 10 109 12 0 3 3 12

4 Mikkelson, Brendan 6'3 205 L Regina, SK 06/22/87 Wilkes Barre Scranton (AHL) 73 8 30 38 62 17 1 5 6 22

25 Nilsson, Tom 6'0 183 R Tyreso, SWE 08/19/93 Frolunda HC (Swe HL) 50 2 2 4 22 7 0 0 0 2

GOALTENDERS (3)

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS

# PLAYER HT W S BIRTHPLACE BORN 2013-14 CLUB(S) GP W-L-OT GAA SO GP W- L AVG SO

1 Bibeau, Antoine 6'2 210 L Victoriaville, QC 05/01/94 Val d'Or (QMJHL) 22 13-7-1 3.03 1 24 16-8 2.80 1

Charlottetown (QMJHL ) 26 8-11-5 3.29 1 - - - -

33 Gibson, Christopher 6'1 195 L Karkkila, FIN 12/27/92 Toronto (AHL) 12 5-6-0 2.44 0 - - - -

Orlando (ECHL) 20 8-9-2 3.16 0 2 1-1 1.94 0

40 Sparks, Garret 6'2 213 L Elmhurst, IL 06/28/93 Toronto (AHL) 21 11-6-1 2.63 0 - - - -

Orlando (ECHL) 10 4-6-0 2.82 1

2014-2015 Broadcast Schedule

GAME DAY DATE ET AWAY HOME TV

1 Saturday 10/11/14 3PM Utica Toronto Rogers 10

2 Sunday 10/12/14 3PM Utica Toronto Leafs TV*

3 Saturday 10/18/14 3PM Rochester Toronto Rogers 10

4 Sunday 10/19/14 3PM Rockford Toronto Leafs TV*

5 Friday 10/24/14 7PM Hamilton Toronto Leafs TV*

6 Saturday 11/1/14 5PM Rochester Toronto Rogers 10

7 Sunday 11/23/14 3PM Hamilton Toronto Leafs TV

8 Sunday 11/30/14 5PM Lake Erie Toronto Leafs TV*

9 Tuesday 12/2/14 7PM Grand Rapids Toronto Leafs TV*

10 Saturday 12/6/14 3PM Hamilton Toronto Rogers 10

11 Sunday 12/7/14 3PM Rochester Toronto Leafs TV

12 Saturday 12/13/14 3PM St. John's Toronto Rogers 10

13 Sunday 12/14/14 3PM St. John's Toronto Leafs TV*

14 Saturday 12/20/14 3PM Texas Toronto Rogers 10

15 Sunday 12/21/14 3PM Milwaukee Toronto Leafs TV*

16 Friday 12/26/14 1PM Hamilton Toronto Leafs TV*

17 Sunday 12/28/14 3PM Adirondack Toronto Leafs TV*

18 Friday 1/2/15 7PM San Antonio Toronto Leafs TV*

19 Saturday 1/3/15 3PM San Antonio Toronto Rogers 10

20 Saturday 1/24/15 3PM Hamilton Toronto Rogers 10

21 Saturday 1/31/15 3PM Utica Toronto Rogers 10

22 Wednesday 2/4/15 11AM Grand Rapids Toronto Leafs TV*

23 Saturday 2/7/15 3PM Iowa Toronto Rogers 10

24 Monday 2/16/15 1PM Binghamton Toronto Leafs TV*

25 Saturday 2/21/15 3PM Texas Toronto Rogers 10

26 Sunday 2/22/15 3PM Charlotte Toronto Leafs TV*

27 Wednesday 2/25/15 11AM Charlotte Toronto Leafs TV*

28 Friday 3/6/15 7PM Adirondack Toronto Leafs TV*

29 Saturday 3/7/15 3PM Adirondack Toronto Rogers 10

30 Sunday 3/8/15 3PM Utica Toronto Leafs TV

31 Wednesday 3/11/15 7PM Lehigh Valley Toronto Leafs TV*

32 Friday 3/20/15 7PM Lake Erie Toronto Leafs TV*

33 Saturday 3/21/15 3PM Rochester Toronto Rogers 10

34 Wednesday 3/25/15 11AM Oklahoma City Toronto Leafs TV*

35 Saturday 3/28/15 3PM Hamilton Toronto Rogers 10

36 Wednesday 4/1/15 7PM Chicago Toronto Leafs TV*

37 Tuesday 4/7/15 7PM Adirondack Toronto Leafs TV*

38 Saturday 4/11/15 3PM Rochester Toronto Rogers 10

Programming subject to change * indicates tape delay will be available on Leafs TV check local listings


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