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Doc Seaman

Born:Apr 28, 1922Draft: Undrafted
Hometown:Rouleau, SaskatchewanNational Team:Canada
Known For:NHL Stanley Cup Champion (1989)

Doc Seaman (April 28, 1922 — January 11, 2009) was a Canadian oilman and World War II veteran who later became part of an ownership group that took control of the Calgary Flames, from 1980 until his passing in 2009. Seaman was the second of four children, born into a family where the father served in the first World War before settling down in Canada where the family started a construction company.

Seaman himself served in the second World War, joining the army in 1939 and returning home on the very same boat the carried his father after the first World War, in 1944. Graduating from the University of Saskatchewan in 1948, he earned a degree in engineering after just three years. Seaman later went on to marry Lois Maureen DeLong, a fellow student he met while attending the university.

As a lifelong hockey fan, it wasn’t long after striking oil and earned a fortune that Seaman joined an investors group. In 1980, he became part-owner of the Atlanta Flames, which would later re-locate to Calgary. As a franchise owner of the organization, Seaman enjoyed the team’s success in its move to Canada, winning a Stanley Cup Championship in 1989. Seaman would continue owning the Flames organization, along with the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League (WHL), until his passing in 2009.

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Staff History

  • Calgary Flames (Franchise Owner) 1980-2009
  • Saint John Flames, AHL (Franchise Owner) 1993-2003
  • Calgary Hitmen, WHL (Franchise Owner) 1997-2009
  • Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights, AHL (Franchise Owner) 2005-2007


  • NHL Stanley Cup Champion (1989)
  • WHL Champion (1999)
  • AHL Calder Cup Champion (2001)
  • Alberta Sports Hall of Fame (2007)
  • Hockey Hall of Fame | Builder (Posthumously) (2011)