Saint John Flames
Saint John Flames
City: Saint John, New Brunswick
League: American Hockey League
Operated: 1993 to 2003
Home Arena: Harbour Station
Colours: Red, White, Gold & Black
Affiliates: Calgary Flames
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
Division Championships: 2: 1997–98, 2000–01
Conference Championships: 2: 1997–98, 2000–01
Calder Cups: 1: 2000–01

The Saint John Flames were a team in the American Hockey League team from 1993 to 2003 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. The Calgary Flames bought and relocated the Utica Devils, to be their AHL affiliate.

The Saint John Flames won the 2001 Calder Cup Championship on home ice at Harbour Station against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the farm team of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Flames won the series four games to two with a final score of 1–0. The Flames also played in the Calder Cup Finals in 1998, losing to the Philadelphia Phantoms.

The franchise was relocated to Omaha, Nebraska in 2005 where it played for two seasons as the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights before relocating once again for the 2007–2008 season to become the Quad City Flames, and finally relocating to Abbotsford, British Columbia for the 2009-2010 season. The Saint John market is currently served by the QMJHL's Saint John Sea Dogs.

Notable alumniEdit

Several former Saint John Flames players have played in the NHL with great success. Notably, the 2004 Stanley Cup Finals series between the Calgary Flames and Tampa Bay Lightning featured 17 players who had once played for the Saint John Flames organization.

The following players were longtime members of the Saint John Flames who went on to notable NHL careers:

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season Games WonLostTiedOTLPoints Goals
1993–94 80373310 843043052nd, Atlantic
1994–95 80274013 672502864th, Atlantic
1995–96 80353011 4 852722642nd, Atlantic
1996–97 80283613 3 722372692nd, Canadian
1997–98 80432413 0 992312011st, Atlantic
1998–99 803140 8 1 712382964th, Atlantic
1999–00 80323211 5 802672832nd, Atlantic
2000–01 804424 7 51002692101st, Canadian
2001–02 80293413 4 751822025th, Canadian
2002–03 803241 6 1 712032234th, Canadian


Season1st round2nd round3rd roundFinals
1993–94 L, 3–4, Moncton
1994–95 L, 1–4, P.E.I.
1995–96 W, 3–1, St. John's W, 4–1, Fredericton L, 3–4, Portland
1996–97 L, 2–3, Hamilton
1997–98 W, 3–1, St. John's W, 4–2, Portland W, 4–1, Hartford L, 2–4, Philadelphia
1998–99 W, 3–0, Lowell L, 0–4, Fredericton
1999–00 L, 0–3, Lowell
2000–01 W, 3–0, Portland W, 4–1, Quebec W, 4–1, Providence W, 4–2, W.B.S.
2001–02 Out of Playoffs
2002–03 Out of Playoffs

Career Leaders

Goals: 89 (Ladislav Kohn, 1994-03)

Assists: 152 (Marty Murray, 1995-01)

Points: 230 (Marty Murray, 1995-01)

PIM: 851 (Sami Helenius, 1994-98)

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