Utica Devils
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–present: Abbotsford Heat

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.


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.

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 and the Abbotsford Heat.

Season-by-Season ResultsEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

SeasonGamesWonLostTiedOTLPointsGoals ForGoals AgainstStanding
1987-88 80343311 2813183075th, South
1988-89 803734 9 --833092953rd, South
1989-90 804432 4 --923543154th, South
1990-91 803642 2 --743253466th, South
1991-92 803440 6 --742683134th, South
1992-93 80333611 --773253543rd, 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 -- -- --

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