Calgary Flames

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Calgary Flames
2009–10 Calgary Flames season
Conference Western
Division Northwest
Founded 1972
History Atlanta Flames
19721980
Calgary Flames
1980–present
Home arena Pengrowth Saddledome
City Calgary, Alberta
Colours Red, gold, black, white

                       

Media Rogers Sportsnet West
Fan 960 (960 AM)
Owner(s) Canada Calgary Flames LP (N. Murray Edwards, chairman)
General manager United States Jay Feaster
Head coach Canada Brent Sutter
Captain Canada Jarome Iginla
Minor league affiliates Abbotsford Heat (AHL)
Utah Grizzlies (ECHL)
Stanley Cups 1988–89
Conference championships 1985–86, 1988–89, 2003–04
Division championships 1985–86, 1988–89, 1993–94, 1994–95, 2005–06

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 President's Trophy as regular season champion in 1988 and 1989.

The Flames play in the Saddledome arena 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 Richard Trophy as top goal scorer in 2001-02 and 2003-04; Lanny MacDonald, who scored 500 career goals, mostly on 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. The starting goaltender on the Flames in currently Miikka Kiprusoff, who is considered to be one of the best goalies in the NHL.