Calgary Flames

hockey team of the National Hockey League

The Calgary Flames are an ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL). They began in 1972 in the city of Atlanta, and moved to Calgary in 1980. They won the Stanley Cup in 1989. They also made the Stanley Cup finals in 1986, losing to the Montreal Canadiens, and in 2004, losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning four games to three. The Flames won the Presidents' Trophy as regular season champion in 1988 and 1989.

Calgary Flames
2022–23 Calgary Flames season
Conference Western
Division Pacific
Founded 1972
History Atlanta Flames
Calgary Flames
Home arena Scotiabank Saddledome
City Calgary, Alberta
Colours Red, yellow, white[1][2]
Media Sportsnet West
CFAC (Sportsnet 960 The Fan)
Owner(s) Calgary Sports and Entertainment
(N. Murray Edwards, chairman)
General manager Brad Treliving
Head coach Darryl Sutter
Captain Vacant
Minor league affiliates Calgary Wranglers (AHL)
Rapid City Rush (ECHL)
Stanley Cups 1 (1988–89)
Conference championships 3 (1985–86, 1988–89, 2003–04)
Presidents' Trophies 2 (1987–88, 1988–89)
Division championships 8 (1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1993–94, 1994–95, 2005–06, 2018–19, 2021–22)
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The Flames play in the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is called the "Saddledome" because the roof is shaped like a saddle.

Some of the best players to play for the Flames include Al MacInnis, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy as most valuable player in the playoffs in 1989; Jarome Iginla, who won the Art Ross Trophy as top point scorer in 2001-02, as well as the Rocket Richard Trophy as top goal scorer in 2001-02 and 2003-04; Lanny MacDonald, who scored 500 career goals, mostly in Calgary; Gary Suter, who won the Calder Trophy as "rookie of the year" in 1985-86 and captained the team to their only Stanley Cup win; goaltender Mike Vernon; and forwards Joe Mullen, Joe Nieuwendyk, and Theoren Fleury.


  1. Calgary Flames Staff (October 5, 2020). "Flames Going Full Retro". NHL Enterprises, L.P. Retrieved October 5, 2020. In addition to the jersey change, the team's primary branding will also switch to the original colour scheme - which is made up of red, yellow and white, losing the accented black that has been part of the branding since the mid-90s
  2. "Flames bringing back classic jerseys from first season in Calgary". NHL Enterprises, L.P. October 5, 2020. Retrieved October 6, 2020.

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