Binghamton Devils

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Binghamton Devils
2019–20 AHL season
Binghamton Devils logo.svg
CityBinghamton, New York
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
ConferenceEastern
DivisionNorth
Founded1998
Home arenaFloyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena
ColorsRed, black, white
              
Owner(s)New Jersey Devils
General managerTom Fitzgerald
Head coachMark Dennehy
CaptainKevin Rooney
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

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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Games Won Lost OTL SOL Points PCT Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Year 1st
round
2nd
round
3rd
round
Finals
2017–18 76 25 38 9 4 63 .414 193 247 5th, North 2018 Did not qualify
2018–19 76 28 41 7 0 63 .414 201 278 8th, North 2019 Did not qualify

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated October 7, 2019.[10]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
14 United States Joey Anderson RW R 21 2018 Roseville, Minnesota New Jersey
13 Canada Brandon Baddock LW L 24 2017 Vermilion, Alberta New Jersey
42 Canada Nathan Bastian RW R 21 2017 Kitchener, Ontario New Jersey
22 United States Chris Conner (A) RW L 35 2019 Westland, Michigan Binghamton
1 Canada Evan Cormier G L 21 2018 Bowmanville, Ontario New Jersey
28 Canada Brandon Gignac C L 21 2017 Repentigny, Quebec New Jersey
38 Canada Jeremy Groleau D L 19 2019 Saint-Nicolas, Quebec New Jersey
8 United States Josh Jacobs D R 23 2017 Shelby Township, Michigan New Jersey
24 Sweden Ludvig Larsson C L 24 2019 Malmo, Sweden Binghamton
23 Russia Mikhail Maltsev LW L 21 2019 St. Petersburg, Russia New Jersey
9 Canada Michael McLeod C R 21 2018 Mississauga, Ontario New Jersey
44 Canada Julian Melchiori D L 27 2019 Richmond Hill, Ontario Binghamton
43 United States Dakota Mermis (A) D L 25 2019 Alton, Illinois New Jersey
70 Canada Joe Morrow D L 26 2019 Sherwood Park, Alberta New Jersey
2 United States Michael Paliotta D R 26 2019 Westport, Connecticut Binghamton
26 United States Ryan Schmelzer C R 26 2018 Buffalo, New York Binghamton
11 Canada Brett Seney C R 23 2018 London, Ontario New Jersey
31 Switzerland Gilles Senn G L 23 2019 Visp, Switzerland New Jersey
17 Belarus Yegor Sharangovich C L 21 2018 Minsk, Belarus New Jersey
18 Canada Blake Speers C R 22 2017 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario New Jersey
United States Brian Strait Injured Reserve D L 31 2017 Waltham, Massachusetts New Jersey
10 Canada Ben Street (A) C L 32 2019 Coquitlam, British Columbia New Jersey
27 Slovakia Marian Studenic RW L 20 2018 Holíč, Slovakia New Jersey
7 United States Matt Tennyson D R 29 2019 Minneapolis, Minnesota New Jersey
6 Canada Colton White D L 22 2017 London, Ontario New Jersey
20 Sweden Fabian Zetterlund RW R 20 2019 Karlstad, Sweden New Jersey

References[edit]

  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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