Albany Devils Leaving Albany After This Season
The Albany Devils are ending a 7-year run in the Capital Region and are packing their things and moving to Binghamton. The New Jersey Devils AHL affiliate replaced the Albany River Rats who were here for 17 years prior to the arrival of the Devils. The main reason for the move is the lack of community support. Since the team moved here in 2010, Albany's average turnout has been 2,888 fans per home date -- which is last in the 30-team AHL. For context on the blow to Capital Region hockey fans, we reached out to Pete Dougherty, who has covered this team for years and broke the story of the Devils' departure.