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Harley Hotchkiss

Born:July 12, 1927Draft: Undrafted
Hometown:Tillsonburg, OntarioPosition:Forward
National Team:Canada

Harley Hotchkiss (July 12, 1927 – June 22, 2011) was a Canadian businessman and community leader who later became part of an ownership group that took control of the Calgary Flames, from 1980 until his passing in 2011. Hotchkiss graduated from Michigan State University in 1951, moving to Calgary in the same year to pursue a career in the gas and oil industry. He became president of Alcon Petroleum in the 1960s and later started his own petroleum company, known as Sabre Petroleum.

Hotchkiss joined Doc Seaman and other investors in buying ownership of the Atlanta Flames, later re-locating the team to Canada and re-branding as the Calgary Flames. As part of the ownership group, Hotchkiss earned a Stanley Cup ring as part of the 1989 Stanley Cup Championship winning Flames team. On the side, Hotchkiss invested in Hockey Canada, supporting the hockey program financially in an effort to grow the sport across the country.

After his passing in 2011, a neighbourhood in Calgary was named after him, honouring the 31-year owner of the Flames’ team that brought the city a Stanley Cup. He was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 2007 after capturing championships in the NHL, AHL, and WHL.

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Staff History

  • Calgary Flames (Franchise Owner) 1980-2011
  • Saint John Flames, AHL (Franchise Owner) 1993-2003
  • Calgary Hitmen, WHL (Franchise Owner) 1997-2011
  • Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights, AHL (Franchise Owner) 2005-2011


  • NHL Stanley Cup Champion (1989)
  • WHL Champion (1999)
  • AHL Calder Cup Champion (2001)
  • Alberta Sports Hall of Fame (2007)