With all the talk of the Calgary Flames moving their AHL team the Abbotsford Heat to Utica next season, it gets you thinking about Utica Hockey. How long has it been since a AHL team has been in Utica? It’s been 20 years (1993) since the Utica Devils geared up and hit the ice at the Utica Aud. Do you remember the Devils?

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 and became the Utica Devils.

Notable Players From The Utica Devils

1) Martin Brodeur

2) Bill Guerin

3) Kevin Todd

4) Corey Schwab

5) Bobby Holik

6) Claude Vilgrain

7) Valeri Zelepukin

8) Jason Smith

9) Jim Dowd.

When Did The Team Move?

During 1993, the Calgary Flames purchased the team and relocated it to Saint John, New Brunswick. The team went from The Utica Devils and became the Saint John Flames.