Utica Devils

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Utica Devils
Utica Devils Logo.svg
City Utica, New York
League American Hockey League
Operated 1987–1993
Home arena Utica Memorial Auditorium
Colors Green, red and white (original)
Red and black (later)
Affiliates New Jersey Devils (NHL) (1987–1993)
Franchise history
1977–1987 Maine Mariners
1987–1993 Utica Devils
1993–2003 Saint John Flames
2005–2007 Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights
2007–2009 Quad City Flames
2009–2014 Abbotsford Heat
2014 to present Adirondack Flames

The Utica Devils were an ice hockey team of the American Hockey League. The team played in Utica, New York at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.

History[edit]

The Utica Devils were the New Jersey Devils AHL affiliate from 1987 to 1993. The franchise was moved from Portland, Maine at the end of the 1986–87 season where it played as the Maine Mariners. Utica was coached by Tom McVie for four seasons from 1987 to 1991, followed by Herb Brooks in 1991–92, and Robbie Ftorek in 1992–93.

During 1993, the Calgary Flames purchased the team and relocated it to Saint John, New Brunswick to become the Saint John Flames. The Devils moved their AHL affiliation to the Albany River Rats the same year.

Notable players who at one time were Utica Devils include Martin Brodeur, Bill Guerin, Kevin Todd, Corey Schwab, Bobby Holik, Claude Vilgrain, Valeri Zelepukin, Jason Smith and Jim Dowd. The team's last coach was Robbie Ftorek.

The market was previously served by: Mohawk Valley Comets of the ACHL (1985–1987)
The franchise was replaced by: Utica Bulldogs of the CoHL (1993–1994)
The franchise was later known as: Saint John Flames, Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights, Quad City Flames, Abbotsford Heat, and the Adirondack Flames.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL Points Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
1987–88 80 34 33 11 2 81 318 307 5th, South
1988–89 80 37 34 9 -- 83 309 295 3rd, South
1989–90 80 44 32 4 -- 92 354 315 4th, South
1990–91 80 36 42 2 -- 74 325 346 6th, South
1991–92 80 34 40 6 -- 74 268 313 4th, South
1992–93 80 33 36 11 -- 77 325 354 3rd, South

Playoffs[edit]

Season 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
1987–88 Out of Playoffs
1988–89 L, 1-4, Hershey -- -- --
1989–90 L, 1-4, Rochester -- -- --
1990–91 Out of Playoffs
1991–92 L, 0-4, Binghamton -- -- --
1992–93 L, 1-4, Rochester -- -- --

Team records[edit]

Goals: 53, Paul Ysebaert, 1989–90
Assists: 81, Kevin Todd, 1990–91
Points: 118, Kevin Todd, 1990–91
Penalty Minutes: 359, Bill Huard, 1990–91
GAA: 2.71, Chris Terreri, 1987–88
SV%: .910, Chris Terreri, 1987–88
Career goals: 126, Jeff Madill, 1987–91
Career assists: 163, Kevin Todd, 1988–93
Career points: 264, Paul Ysebaert, 1987–90
Career penalty minutes: 1216, Jamie Huscroft, 1987–92
Career goaltending wins:
Career shutouts: 3, Craig Billington
Career games: 273, Dave Marcinyshyn, 1987–91

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