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Abbotsford Heat
City: Abbotsford, British Columbia
League: American Hockey League
Conference: Western Conference
Division: North Division
Founded: 2009
Home Arena: Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre
Head Coach: Jim Playfair
Affiliates: Calgary Flames (NHL)
Utah Grizzlies (ECHL)
Franchise history
1987 to 1993: Utica Devils
1993 to 2003: Saint John Flames
2005 to 2007: Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights
2007 to 2009: Quad City Flames
2009 to Present: Abbotsford Heat

The Abbotsford Heat are a professional ice hockey team based in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. Set to begin play for the 2009-10 season, the Heat will serve as the affiliate of the National Hockey League's Calgary Flames. Home games are played in the 7,018 seat Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre.

The Flames moved their affiliate to the Abbotsford after playing two seasons in Moline, Illinois as the Quad City Flames. The team's transfer was approved on April 28, 2009, and as a result, Abbotsford will be the westernmost city in the AHL.

The team hosted a "Name the Team" contest and on May 14, the Heat was announced as the team's new name.

On June 5, 2009, the Calgary Herald reported that Jim Playfair will debut as head coach of the Abbotsford Heat after spending 2 seasons with the Calgary Flames.

Roster

As of October 7th, 2009

Goaltenders
Number Player Catches Age Place of Birth Contract type
1 Flag of Canada David Shantz L 23 Burlington, Ontario AHL
35 Flag of Canada Leland Irving L 21 Swan Hills, Alberta NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames)
36 Flag of Canada Matt Keetley R 23 Medicine Hat, Alberta NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames)
Defencemen
Number Player Shoots Age Place of Birth Contract type
2 Flag of Canada Keith Seabrook L 21 Delta, British Columbia NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames)
3 Flag of the United States Josh Meyers R 24 Alexandria, Minnesota AHL
4 Flag of Canada John Negrin R 20 West Vancouver, British Columbia NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames)
5 Flag of Canada Keith Aulie R 20 Regina, Saskatchewan NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames)
6 Flag of Canada Brad Cole L 23 Miniota, Manitoba NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames)
7 Flag of Canada Brett Palin R 25 Nanaimo, British Columbia NHL two-way (Calgary Flames)
17 Flag of Canada Matt Pelech R 22 Toronto, Ontario NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames)
28 Flag of Canada Gord Baldwin L 22 Winnipeg, Manitoba NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames)
Forwards
Number Player Shoots Position Age Place of Birth Contract type
8 Flag of Canada Cam Cunning L LW 24 Powell River, British Columbia NHL two-way (Calgary Flames)
9 Flag of Canada Kris Chucko R LW 23 Burnaby, British Columbia NHL two-way (Calgary Flames)
10 Flag of Canada Garth Murray L C 27 Regina, Saskatchewan NHL two-way (Calgary Flames)
11 Flag of Sweden Mikael Backlund L C 20 Västerås, Sweden NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames)
12 Flag of Canada Kyle Greentree L LW 26 Victoria, British Columbia NHL two-way (Calgary Flames)
16 Flag of Canada Ryley Grantham R LW 22 Hanna, Alberta NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames)
18 Flag of Canada Carsen Germyn R C 27 Campbell River, British Columbia NHL two-way (Calgary Flames)
19 Flag of Canada J.D. Watt R RW 22 Cremona, Alberta NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames)
20 Flag of Canada Riley Armstrong R RW 25 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan NHL two-way (Calgary Flames)
21 Flag of Canada Jamie Lundmark L C 29 Edmonton, Alberta NHL two-way (Calgary Flames)
22 Flag of Canada John Armstrong R C 21 Unionville, Ontario NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames)
23 Flag of the United States Colin Stuart L LW 27 Oak Park, Illinois NHL two-way (Calgary Flames)
25 Flag of Canada Hugo Carpentier L C 21 Hull, Quebec NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames)
27 Flag of Canada Brett Sutter L C 22 Viking, Alberta NHL entry-level (Calgary Flames)
37 Flag of Canada David Van der Gulik R RW 26 Abbotsford, British Columbia NHL two-way (Calgary Flames)
75 Flag of Canada Peter Vandermeer L LW 34 Caroline, Alberta AHL

External links

  • http://www.abbotsfordheat.com/

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