2018 Calder Cup Champions
Ben Smith, Andreas Johnsson, Colin Greening, Vincent LoVerde, Trevor Moore, Carl Grundström, Kyle Baun, Adam Brooks, Richard Clune, Chris Mueller, Mason Marchment, Jeremy Bracco, Frédérik Gauthier, Jean Dupuy, Dmytro Timashov, Miro Aaltonen, Pierre Engvall, Justin Holl, Andrew Nielsen, Timothy Liljegren, Travis Dermott, Alex Gudbranson, Sam Jardine, Calle Rosén, Martin Marinčin, Andreas Borgman, Calvin Pickard, Garret Sparks.
Head Coach - Sheldon Keefe
Assistant Coach - Rob Davison
Assistant Coach - A.J. MacLean
General Manager - Kyle Dubas
Photo credit: Hannah Bevis/AHL
Andreas Johnsson won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as playoff MVP. He led the AHL in playoff scoring with 24 points in 16 games.
The Toronto Marlies won the Calder Cup for the first time in franchise history with a 6-1 victory against the Texas Stars in Game 7 of the American Hockey League's Calder Cup Finals at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto on June 14.
“On your feet Ricoh, on your feet Toronto. This is your Calder Cup!“
Those were the words of Leafs Nation Network play-by-play announcer Todd Crocker after Ben Smith scored into the empty net to give Toronto an unassailable 5-1 lead late in Game 7.
The celebration carried on long into the night throughout Ricoh Coliseum as captains Ben Smith and Rich Clune, GM Kyle Dubas, and everyone on down to the training and equipment staff had their moment with the Calder Cup, and when Dubas raised the Cup, there was a huge roar, among the loudest.