Skip to main content

Devils' top farm team leaving Lowell, Mass., and returning to Albany, NY

NEWARK, N.J. - The New Jersey Devils are moving their top minor-league team back to Albany, N.Y., for the upcoming season.

The Devils' American Hockey League affiliate spent the past four years in Lowell, Mass., after leaving Albany. The team said the move back to New York's capital was approved recently by the AHL's board of governors.

The team will be known as the Albany Devils. It was called the Albany River Rats before leaving.

The team will play in the Times Union Center, which served as the home rink for the organization's AHL team for 13 seasons through 2005-06.

In 2009-10, the Lowell Devils reached the playoffs after recording a franchise-best 39-31-10 mark.

TOP HEADLINES

St. Ignatius

St. Ignatius Hockey Players, Parents, Coaches Sue Truck Driver After Bus Crash

Parents recalled rushing to hospital to see their children after a semi-truck crashed with a bus carrying members of a junior varsity college prep hockey team.

Roope Hintz
Play

Stars Sign Roope Hintz to Massive Eight-Year Extension

The Dallas Stars have signed forward Roope Hintz to a blockbuster eight-year contract extension that keeps him through the 2030-31 season.

Pavel Zacha
Play

NHL Stat Pack: Bruins Streak, Blackhawks Slide and Kraken Surge

Carol Schram shares the stats behind the news, including the Boston Bruins' record-setting home win streak and if the Seattle Kraken are Cup contenders.