Utica Devils
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City: Utica, New York
League: American Hockey League
Founded: 1987–88
Home Arena: Utica Memorial Auditorium
Colors: Green, red and white (original)
Red and black (later)
Affiliates: New Jersey Devils (NHL) (1987–1993)
Franchise history
1987 to 1993: Utica Devils
1993 to 2003: Saint John Flames
2005 to 2007: Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights
2007 to 2009: Quad City Flames
2009 to present: Abbotsford Heat

The Utica Devils were a team in the American Hockey League. The team played in Utica, New York at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.


The Utica Devils were the New Jersey Devils AHL affiliate until 1993. Utica was coached by Tom McVie for four season from 1987–91, followed by Herb Brooks in 1991–92, and Robbie Ftorek in 1992–93.

During 1993, the franchise was bought by the Calgary Flames, and relocated to Saint John, New Brunswick to play as the Saint John Flames.

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, and the Quad City Flames, before relocating to their current home in Abbotsford, British Columbia

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season Games WonLostTiedOTLPoints Goals
1987–88 80343311 2813183075th, South
1988–89 803734 9833092953rd, South
1989–90 804432 4923543154th, South
1990–91 803642 2743253466th, South
1991–92 803440 6742683134th, South
1992–93 80333611773253543rd, South


Season1st round2nd round3rd roundFinals
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

The first team in 1987-88.

Team recordsEdit

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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