|Assets:||Has tremendous size and the potential to play a power game at the highest level. Can score goals and set up his linemates, too. Can line up either at center or wing.|
|Flaws:||Is extremely inconsistent in all areas of the game and still somewhat raw. Needs to utilize his size more. Must become a better player without the puck, as well as in his own end.|
|Career Potential:||Big, versatile forward with upside.|
|WCHA||Third All-Star Team||2009-10|
|7/22/2014||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Calgary Flames to a two-year contract.|
|7/05/2014||Filed for salary arbitration.|
|6/30/2014||Calgary Flames tendered a qualifying offer.|
|12/07/2013||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|9/28/2013||Acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|7/10/2013||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a one-year contract.|
|6/29/2013||Toronto Maple Leafs tendered a qualifying offer.|
|5/14/2013||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|4/04/2013||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|9/15/2012||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|4/05/2012||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|4/02/2012||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|12/08/2011||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|11/19/2011||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|9/25/2011||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|4/10/2011||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|4/08/2011||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|2/18/2011||Acquired from the Boston Bruins.|
|9/29/2010||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|3/31/2010||Signed by the Boston Bruins to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/28/2013||Toronto Maple Leafs traded Joe Colborne to the Calgary Flames for a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2014.|
|2/18/2011||Boston Bruins traded Joe Colborne, a first-round draft pick in 2011 and a conditional draft pick in 2012 to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Tomas Kaberle.|
|6/20/2008||Drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round (16th overall) in 2008.|
Joe Colborne hopes to avoid arbitration | 07/16/2014 10:02 PM
NewsJoe Colborne wants to avoid his arbitration hearing on August 1 if possible.
ImpactThe hearing would be moot if the Flames and Colborne agree to terms before it starts. The arbitration process can be tough on a player as he has to sit there and listen to all the reasons the team feels like he's not worth as much as he claims. "I've seen a few guys go through the whole situation," Colborne said. "I've heard when you go in there and your agents are talking, you feel like the biggest human alive. You feel like you're a superhero. And then the team comes in and you don't feel quite so big after all, and you come out of like you've been through the ringer."
Colborne's arbitration hearing set for Aug. 1 | 07/09/2014 4:04 PM
NewsJoe Colborne's arbitration hearing is scheduled for August 1.
ImpactColborne completed a one-year, $600,000 contract. he had 10 goals and 18 assists in 80 contests last season.
Joe Colborne chooses to file for arbitration | 07/05/2014 5:34 PM
NewsJoe Colborne and the Calgary Flames could be heading for salary arbitration.
ImpactColborne filed for arbitration prior to the deadline. He earned a salary of $600,000 last year and skated in 80 games with Calgary. In his first season with the Flames, Colborne earned 10 goals and 28 points.
Joe Colborne preps for game against old team | 04/01/2014 9:22 AM
NewsJoe Colborne will play against his former Toronto Maple Leafs at a time when the team has hit a low point.
ImpactToronto has lost eight games in a row in regulation time and the Calgary Flames will attempt to make it nine. On Colborne's end, he admitted that Tuesday's contest will be emotional for him. "Obviously, it's where I played my first game, my first playoff game - that was one of the coolest moments of my life," Colborne said. "It's going to be a fun game. We're going to be battling hard. We know how much these two points mean to them." Realistically, Toronto has already been eliminated from the playoffs, but if they win all six of their remaining games, there's at least a chance that they will end up with a Wild Card spot. If Calgary beats Toronto Tuesday night, that faint hope will be gone.
Colborne scores in win | 03/25/2014 3:29 AM
NewsJoe Colborne scored a goal in Calgary's 2-1 shootout win over San Jose Monday evening.
ImpactColborne now has nine goals and 15 assists in 70 games this season. Defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon and Curtis Glencross assisted the lone goal.
Colborne leads Flames to win | 03/08/2014 2:08 AM
NewsJoe Colborne scored two goals in Calgary's 4-3 win over New York Islanders Friday night.
ImpactColborne's second goal of the game with 4:19 remaining in regulation capped Calgary's comeback. He now has five points in his last four games. That gives him seven goals and 13 assists in 61 games this season. Rookies Markus Granlund and Sean Monahan also scored for the Flames, while Mark Giordano added twoo helpers in the victory.
Joe Colborne has been hot lately | 03/04/2014 9:08 AM
NewsJoe Colborne recorded an assist in Calgary's 3-2 loss against Minnesota.
ImpactColborne has recorded at least a point in four of his last five games. That gives him four goals and 17 points in 59 contests this season.
Joe Colborne gets AJHL jersey retired | 02/21/2014 3:52 PM
NewsJoe Colborne had his jersey retired by the Camrose Kodiaks.
ImpactColborne never played in the Canadian Hockey League. Instead, he got his start with Camrose in the Alberta Junior Hockey League and became just the second player in NHL history after Brent Sutter to be taken in the first round straight out of the AJHL. Colborne went to Camrose over the Olympic break to be there for the event. "It's just such an honour," said Colborne. "It still is a shock. When Boris (Rybalka) called me in the summer and kind of mentioned that they had been thinking about it for a while and wanted to use the Olympic break, it kind of blew my mind."
Flames trying out Joe Colborne as RW | 01/24/2014 7:02 AM
NewsThe Calgary Flames are experimenting with using Joe Colborne as a right winger.
ImpactShifting Colborne from center to the right wing eases the team's logjam up the middle. "That's OK, I'm enjoying it," Colborne said. "Hey, I just want to play. I just want to help. Wherever." He has 12 points and 22 penalty minutes in 49 games this season.
Colborne vents frustrations over struggles | 01/09/2014 8:52 AM
NewsJoe Colborne vented his frustration over the Calgary Flames anemic offense.
ImpactCalgary has been shut out of four of its last six games. "No matter what anyone says, it's frustrating when we're not scoring," Colborne said. "When you score one goal in four games, that's something you take to heart. You keep trying to look at the positives, but this is a results-based business. When you're not getting the results, it's frustrating. We're all competitors. It sucks to lose. It wears on you. We have to start stringing something together." Calgary is near the bottom of the pack with a 15-22-6 record. We wouldn't count on them bouncing back in the second half of 2013-14.
Joe Colborne gets two points Monday | 01/07/2014 10:20 AM
NewsJoe Colborne had a goal and an assist in Calgary's 4-3 victory on Monday.
ImpactColborne snapped a five-game point drought. He's excelled in the minors, but the 23-year-old forward has just 11 points in 40 games with Calgary this season.
Joe Colborne cold on ice but hot in shootouts | 12/28/2013 8:41 AM
NewsCalgary center Joe Colborne has produced well for the Calgary Flames in shootouts this season, going three-for-four, but he has been conspicuously sub-par in regulation time.
ImpactThe 6-foot-5 centre has only three goals and six assists in 36 games for the Flames this season. Since shootout snipes are counted under a separate category on the stats sheet, Colborne's goal-scoring drought has now reached 14 games.
| 12/08/2013 2:30 AM
NewsJoe Colborne returned to action on Saturday December 7.
Joe Colborne misses game due to illness | 12/07/2013 5:49 AM
NewsJoe Colborne was not in the Calgary lineup on Friday due to an illness.
ImpactIt was no surprise as Colborne missed the morning skate. He has three goals and eight points this season in 26 games.
Joe Colborne (illness) questionable Friday | 12/06/2013 3:44 PM
NewsJoe Colborne wasn't on the ice Friday morning due to an illness.
ImpactColborne might miss Calgary's game against Colorado on Friday as a result. He has three goals and five assists in 26 games this season.
Colborne leads Flames to win | 11/23/2013 1:34 AM
NewsJoe Colborne scored a goal and registered an assist in Calgary's 4-3 shootout win over Florida Friday night.
ImpactColborne scored a goal in his second straight game for the Flames. He now has three goals and four assists in 22 games. Blair Jones and Sven Baertschi also scored for the Flames.
Colborne scores in loss | 11/21/2013 4:05 AM
NewsJoe Colborne scored a goal in Calgary's 2-1 overtime loss to Columbus Wednesday night.
ImpactColborne picked up a broken stretch pass by Kris Russell in the neutral zone, cut in on Jack Johnson and lifted a backhand over Sergei Bobrovsky's glove for his second goal of the season and first in 13 games. Colborne also has three assists in 21 games.
Joe Colborne is becoming comfortable in CGY | 11/03/2013 10:02 AM
NewsJoe Colborne is getting used to life with the Calgary Flames.
ImpactThe 2008 first-round pick (16th overall) only has three points in 12 games, yet he's getting acclimated. "It's a snowball effect," Colborne said on Oct. 30. "The hard work I put in the first few games and in practice was just trying to get caught up. Then, you start to develop relationships with the coaches, and you start to develop some trust from them, and they feel comfortable and confident enough to put you out in more situations.
Colborne scores in loss | 10/23/2013 4:25 AM
NewsJoe Colborne scored a goal in Calgary's 4-2 loss to Phoenix Tuesday night.
ImpactColborne tied the game for Calgary early in the third period and it was his first goal of the season. Lee Stempniak also scored for the Flames and Jiri Hudler extended his point streak to nine games with an assist.
Joe Colborne to make home debut Sunday | 10/06/2013 7:18 AM
NewsJoe Colborne is slated to make his home debut on Sunday.
ImpactThe Flames will play their home opener Sunday against the Vancouver Canucks and hometown center Joe Colborne will be excited to play in front of family and friends. He was dealt from Toronto eight days ago and is now centering a line with Curtis Glencross and David Jones on his wings as Matt Stajan is out of action. Colborne does not have a lot of fantasy value so we suggest keeping him on the waiver wire for now.
Joe Colborne excited for Flames debut | 10/04/2013 6:36 PM
NewsJoe Colborne will make his Calgary debut Friday night.
Roger Millions on Twitter
ImpactHe was scratched for Thursday's regular-season opener and is looking forward to playing for his hometown squad. It's expected that he'll take the place of Matthew Stajan, who was banged up against Washington, in the lineup.
Joe Colborne thrilled to be a Flame | 09/30/2013 5:32 AM
NewsJoe Colborne is thrilled to be returning to his hometown Calgary Flames.
ImpactColborne grew up a huge Flames fan and can't wait to play his first full game at the Saddledome. He'll likely fit into the third spot at center on the Flames depth chart and expect him to stay there all season. The Flames are excited to have a big (six foot five inch) center and think he is NHL-ready. Look for Colborne to get 8-10 goals and 25 points so he should not be on your fantasy radar at this time.
Brian Burke aided in Colborne trade | 09/29/2013 5:59 AM
NewsBrian Burke's advice helped the Flames decision in trading for Joe Colborne.
ImpactIt's the second time that Burke has been involved in the trading for Colborne as he was the Maple Leafs GM when they picked him up as part of the Tomas Kaberle. "With the opportunity to speak with Brian Burke and learn about Joe's hockey sense and character from someone who had him as a player and knows him so well, it became clear to us that this is the type of young, big center we need," Flames GM Jay Feaster said in a statement. "He fits in very well with our rebuild and provides size up the middle which we believe is critical going forward. The fact that he is from Calgary is an added bonus. We look forward to welcoming him to the Flames family." Look for Colborne to fit in as a bottom two center and get 10 goals with 25 points if he plays a full season.
Flames acquire Joe Colborne from Leafs | 09/29/2013 12:20 AM
NewsThe Flames acquired Joe Colborne from the Maple Leafs for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2014 draft.
ImpactThe pick becomes a third-rounder if Colborne registers 10 goals and 35 points and Calgary makes the playoffs (very unlikely). This is the first of many moves that should transpire across the NHL over the next day or so as teams cut down their rosters and get under the salary cap. In 65 games in the AHL last season, Colborne had 14 goals and 42 points, and he's recorded six points in 16 NHL games. He'll get a nice opportunity with the rebuilding Flames.
Joe Colborne likely to make the Leafs in 2013 | 09/14/2013 8:43 AM
NewsLook for Joe Colborne to make the opening night roster of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
ImpactThe highly regarded forward has troubles over the last two seasons due to wrist problems but the Maple Leafs cannot send him back to the minors without going through waivers and it is unlikely they will do that with the former first round pick. "I want to be a Leaf," said Colborne. "I've had so much fun here. The organization has done so much for me, I would like to be here for a long time. I love the attitude of the whole program. I love the hard work that we have to do. I like the direction the organization is going and I want to be a part of it." Colborne will not have fantasy value as he will be a bottom six forward if he makes the team so do not draft him unless he is a close friend or family member.
Joe Colborne bulks up, ready to compete | 09/11/2013 9:00 AM
NewsJoe Colborne bulked up over the summer, adding more than 10 pounds of muscle to his towering six-foot-five frame.
ImpactThe Toronto forward said he tips the scales at well over 220 pounds now. Colborne worked hard on his leg strength during the off-season and he's expected to compete for a roster spot at training camp. "I was thankful for the opportunity in the playoffs last spring, and I think I made a good first impression ... now I've got to carry that forward and just show them what I can do," he said.
Joe Colborne re-signs with Leafs for 1 year | 07/10/2013 4:32 PM
NewsJoe Colborne re-upped with the Leafs for one year.
Stephen Whyno on Twitter
ImpactThe 23-year-old spent the majority of the season in the AHL, where he recorded 42 points. He was pointless in five NHL games.
Maple Leafs reassign Joe Colborne to AHL | 05/14/2013 5:27 PM
NewsToronto Maple Leafs reassign Joe Colborne to AHL Toronto.
James Mirtle on Twitter
ImpactColborne, who is a former Bruins first-round draft pick, played in Games 6 and 7 of the Leafs' first-round series against Boston. He didn't score but did finish with three shots on goal in the two games. He'll join the Marlies during their second-round playoff series.
Joe Colborne makes NHL playoff debut | 05/13/2013 1:27 PM
NewsJoe Colborne made his NHL playoff debut Sunday night in Game 6 against Boston.
ImpactThe Bruins drafted him with the 16th overall pick in the 2008 draft and traded him to Toronto as part of the Tomas Kaberle deal. He had two shots in just over 15 minutes of ice time while playing between Joffrey Lupul and Matt Frattin for most of the night. Colborne replaced Tyler Bozak in the lineup, but he may have stepped on the toes of coach Randy Carlyle when he admitted to the media that he knew he would play after Game 5. "Randy wanted to throw you guys for a bit of a loop," he said. "We kept it real quiet. I wasn't able to tell anyone outside of my parents, and I made them swear they wouldn't be letting that slip." The Leafs bench boss didn't appear to be happy when the Toronto Star told him about Colborne's comments. If Bozak can't play in Game 7 then it's possible that Colborne will play again.
Joe Colborne makes season debut | 04/07/2013 11:04 AM
NewsJoe Colborne made his season debut against the Devils Saturday night.
ImpactColborne played just under six minutes on a fourth line in Saturday's win over the Devils. Colborne has tallied 14 goals and 42 points in 65 minor-league games this season but wont have fantasy value in the show down the stretch.
Leafs call up Joe Colborne | 04/04/2013 3:48 PM
NewsToronto has called up Joe Colborne from the minors as insurance for Thursday's game against Philadelphia.
Jonas Siegel on Twitter
ImpactHe could draw into the lineup if Leafs tough guy Frazer McLaren is unable to play because of the flu. McLaren did skate in the morning though and is listed as a game-time decision. Colborne has tallied 14 goals and 42 points in 65 minor-league games this season.
| 01/19/2013 9:00 PM
NewsJoe Colborne was called up from the minors on Friday January 18.
Joe Colborne records three points in win | 01/02/2013 10:36 PM
NewsJoe Colborne notched three points in Toronto's 6-0 win over Hamilton on Wednesday night.
ImpactColborne had a goal and an assist to push his season totals to an underwhelming three and 13, respectively. There's a lot of upside here, but the 22-year-old forward has been MIA for much of this season after an inconsistent 2011-12 campaign. Keith Aucoin also had three points, though two of his were goals.
|Goals||0||9 times-last:vs. Car||last:Oct 23||2|
|Assists||3||at Edm||Oct 9||2|
|Points||3||at Edm||Oct 9||2|
|Penalty Minutes||4||at Wpg||Oct 19||4|
|Plus/Minus||3||at Edm||Oct 9||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||9 times-last:vs. Car||last:Oct 23||1|
|Power Play Points||1||at Wpg||Oct 19||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||9 times-last:vs. Car||last:Oct 23||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||9 times-last:vs. Car||last:Oct 23||0|
|Shots||2||2 times-last:at Wpg||last:Oct 19||4|
|Penalty Minutes||34||2013-14 (Cgy)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2013-14 (Cgy)|
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