Binghamton Devils

The Binghamton Devils are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL) that began play in the 2017–18 season as the top minor league affiliate of the National Hockey League (NHL)'s New Jersey Devils. Based in Binghamton, New York, the Devils play their home games at Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.

Binghamton Devils
2019–20 AHL season
CityBinghamton, New York
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
ConferenceEastern
DivisionNorth
Founded1998
Home arenaFloyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena
ColorsRed, black, white
              
Owner(s)Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment
General managerTom Fitzgerald
Head coachMark Dennehy
CaptainBen Street
MediaPress & Sun-Bulletin
WICZ, WENE, WINR, WBBI, AHL.TV (Internet)
AffiliatesNew Jersey Devils (NHL)
Adirondack Thunder (ECHL)
Franchise history
1998–2006Lowell Lock Monsters
2006–2010Lowell Devils
2010–2017Albany Devils
2017–presentBinghamton Devils

History

On September 26, 2016, shortly after it was announced that the Binghamton Senators were being purchased by their parent club and would relocate to Belleville, Ontario, for the 2017–18 season as the Belleville Senators,[1] the Senators' management reaffirmed that they were working hard to keep AHL hockey in Binghamton for 2017–18 and beyond.[2]

On January 26, 2017, the Times Union reported that the Albany Devils would move to Binghamton for 2017–18, citing the Devils' average per-game attendance of 2,888 being last in the AHL,[3] although the Binghamton Senators' attendance had been second-to-last at 3,666.[4] The official announcement of the team's relocation (and the Binghamton Devils name) was made on January 31, and noted that the organization had signed a five-year operating agreement.[5][6][7] Over their first two seasons in Binghamton, the Devils' attendance increased to 3,896[8] and 3,471[9] per game.

Season-by-season results

Regular season Playoffs
Season Games Won Lost OTL SOL Points PCT Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Year 1st
round
2nd
round
3rd
round
Finals
2017–187625389463.4141932475th, North2018Did not qualify
2018–197628417063.4142012788th, North2019Did not qualify

Players

Current roster

Updated December 13, 2019.[10]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
14 Joey Anderson RW R 21 2018 Roseville, Minnesota New Jersey
13 Brandon Baddock LW L 24 2017 Vermilion, Alberta New Jersey
42 Nathan Bastian RW R 22 2017 Kitchener, Ontario New Jersey
22 Chris Conner (A) RW L 35 2019 Westland, Michigan Binghamton
15 Kyle Cumiskey D L 33 2019 Abbotsford, British Columbia Binghamton
28 Brandon Gignac C L 22 2017 Repentigny, Quebec New Jersey
38 Jeremy Groleau D L 20 2019 Saint-Nicolas, Quebec New Jersey
8 Josh Jacobs D R 23 2017 Shelby Township, Michigan New Jersey
24 Ludvig Larsson C L 24 2019 Malmö, Sweden Binghamton
23 Mikhail Maltsev LW L 21 2019 St. Petersburg, Russia New Jersey
44 Julian Melchiori (A) D L 28 2019 Richmond Hill, Ontario Binghamton
43 Dakota Mermis (A) D L 25 2019 Alton, Illinois New Jersey
70 Joe Morrow D L 27 2019 Sherwood Park, Alberta New Jersey
2 Michael Paliotta D R 26 2019 Westport, Connecticut Binghamton
26 Ryan Schmelzer C R 26 2018 Buffalo, New York Binghamton
35 Cory Schneider G L 33 2018 Marblehead, Massachusetts New Jersey
11 Brett Seney C R 23 2018 London, Ontario New Jersey
31 Gilles Senn G L 23 2019 Visp, Switzerland New Jersey
17 Yegor Sharangovich C L 21 2018 Minsk, Belarus New Jersey
18 Blake Speers C R 22 2017 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario New Jersey
Brian Strait  D L 31 2017 Waltham, Massachusetts New Jersey
10 Ben Street (C) C L 32 2019 Coquitlam, British Columbia New Jersey
27 Marian Studenic RW L 21 2018 Holíč, Slovakia New Jersey
48 Kelly Summers D R 23 2019 Golden Lake, Ontario Binghamton
6 Colton White D L 22 2017 London, Ontario New Jersey
20 Fabian Zetterlund RW R 20 2019 Karlstad, Sweden New Jersey

References

  1. "Sens Owner Purchases AHL Team Partners W/ Belleville". Ottawa Senators. September 26, 2016.
  2. "A Statement from the Binghamton Senators". OurSports Central. September 26, 2016.
  3. "Sources: Albany Devils leaving for Binghamton". Times Union. January 26, 2017.
  4. "2016–17 AHL attendance". HockeyDB. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  5. "Binghamton Secures New AHL Team as Devils Relocate Franchise". TWC News. January 31, 2017.
  6. New Jersey Devils to Relocate Affiliate to Binghamton, NY for 2017-18 Season
  7. Devils Moving Affiliate to Binghamton in 2017-18
  8. "2017–18 AHL attendance". HockeyDB. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  9. "2018–19 AHL attendance". HockeyDB. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  10. "Binghamton Devils – Team roster". Binghamton Devils. October 3, 2017. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
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