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Encyclopedia > Albany River Rats
Albany River Rats
Conference Eastern Conference (AHL)
Division East Division
Founded 1990
Arena Times Union Center
City Albany, New York
Team Colors Red and Black
Logo Design A cartoonish rat dressed in hockey gear
Franchise History Capital District Islanders
(1990-93)
Albany River Rats
1993 - present
Local Media Affiliates WTMM-FM 104.5
Times Union
Owner Walter Robb
General Manager
Head Coach Tom Rowe
Team Affiliations Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
Regular Season Titles 2 (1994-95, 1995-96)
Division Championships 4 (1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98)
Conference Championships none
Calder Cups 1 (1994-95)

The Albany River Rats are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play in Albany, New York, USA at the Times Union Center. Image File history File links AlbanyRiverRats2006. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is regarded as the top professional hockey league in North America outside the National Hockey League (NHL) for which it serves as the primary developmental circuit. ... The 1990-91 AHL season was the 55th season of the American Hockey League. ... The Times Union Center is an indoor arena located in Albany, New York, with a maximum seating capacity of 17,500 for sporting events. ... Location in Albany County and the State of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York County Albany Founded 1614 Incorporated 1686 Government  - Mayor Gerald D. Jennings Area  - City  21. ... This franchise was founded in 1990 as the top minor league affiliate of the New York Islanders in the American Hockey League. ... The 1993-94 AHL season was the 58th season of the American Hockey League. ... WTMM-FM (ESPN Radio 104. ... The Times Union is a daily newspaper, serving the area around Albany, New York. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a National Hockey League team in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... A request has been made of the Mediation Cabal for mediation on this page. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The 1994-95 AHL season was the 59th season of the American Hockey League. ... The 1995-96 AHL season was the 60th season of the American Hockey League. ... The 1994-95 AHL season was the 59th season of the American Hockey League. ... The 1995-96 AHL season was the 60th season of the American Hockey League. ... The 1996-97 AHL season was the 61st season of the American Hockey League. ... The 1997-98 AHL season was the 62nd season of the American Hockey League. ... The 1994-95 AHL season was the 59th season of the American Hockey League. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is regarded as the top professional hockey league in North America outside the National Hockey League (NHL) for which it serves as the primary developmental circuit. ... Location in Albany County and the State of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York County Albany Founded 1614 Incorporated 1686 Government  - Mayor Gerald D. Jennings Area  - City  21. ... The Times Union Center is an indoor arena located in Albany, New York, with a maximum seating capacity of 17,500 for sporting events. ...

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History

The team was founded as the Capital District Islanders (playing at Houston Field House on campus at RPI located across the Hudson River in Troy, New York) in 1990 but changed their name when the New Jersey Devils sold their old affiliate the Utica Devils to become linked with this team. This franchise was founded in 1990 as the top minor league affiliate of the New York Islanders in the American Hockey League. ... Houston Field House is the name of the multi-purpose arena/venue on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - sometimes known as RPI - in Troy, NY. It is the second oldest arena in the ECAC Hockey League behind Princeton Universitys Hobey Baker Rink. ... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or RPI, is a coeducational private university in Troy, New York, near Albany, founded in 1824 by Stephen Van Rensselaer. ... The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and New Jersey. ... Looking west down Broadway at downtown Troy. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... The Utica, Devils were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ...


The Rats' glory days came in the mid to late 90's when they made 7 consecutive playoff appearances, won 2 division titles, and took home the AHL's Calder Cup in 1995. However, wins have declined since the 1997-98 season, the last time Albany won a playoff series. Since their last playoff appearance in 2000, the River Rats have finished last in each of the past 6 seasons. A new affiliation with the Carolina Hurricanes beginning in the 2006-07 season brings hope of a return to AHL glory not seen in Albany since the late '90s.


On March 22, 2006, the Devils announced that they were cutting ties with the River Rats after the 2005-06 AHL season, as the parent club announced the purchase of the Lowell Lock Monsters. Despite the move, the River Rats were not relocated and returned to Albany.1 In April 2006, The Carolina Hurricanes signed a one year agreement (with the option to renew for two additional) with the River Rats to be their farm affiliate.2 Later on, Carolina was joined by the Colorado Avalanche in a one-year partnership agreement. On February 22, 2007, the Carolina Hurricanes and Albany River Rats announced that their affiliation agreement had been extended through the 2008-09 season. 3 The Lowell Lock Monsters are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a National Hockey League team in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... A request has been made of the Mediation Cabal for mediation on this page. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a National Hockey League team in Raleigh, North Carolina. ...


Area History

  • Previous franchise names are located in franchise history to the right.

The market was previously served by:

The Albany Choppers were an independent professional ice hockey team competing in the International Hockey League. ... For the article about International Humanitarian Law, click here. ...

Year-by-year record

Year GP W L T OL SOL GF GA PTS Finish Playoffs
2005-06 80 25 48 -- 4 3 206 278 57 Last, East Out of Playoffs
2004-05 80 29 38 6 7 -- 198 248 71 Last, East Out of Playoffs
2003-04 80 21 39 11 9 -- 182 257 62 Last, East Out of Playoffs
2002-03 80 25 37 11 7 -- 197 235 68 Last, East Out of Playoffs
2001-02 80 14 42 12 12 -- 172 271 52 Last, East Out of Playoffs
2000-01 80 30 40 6 4 -- 216 262 70 Last, Mid-Atlantic Out of Playoffs
1999-00 80 30 40 7 3 -- 225 250 70 4th, Empire Lost in round 1
1998-99 80 46 26 6 2 -- 275 230 100 2nd, Empire Lost in round 1
1997-98 80 43 20 11 6 -- 290 223 103 1st, Empire Lost in round 3
1996-97 80 38 28 9 5 -- 269 231 90 Tied 1st, Empire State Lost in round 3
1995-96 80 54 19 7 -- -- 322 218 115 1st, Central Lost in round 1
1994-95 80 46 17 17 -- -- 293 219 109 1st, Northern Won Calder Cup
1993-94 80 38 34 8 -- -- 312 315 84 3rd, Northern Lost in round 1

The 2005-06 AHL season was the 70th season of the American Hockey League. ... The 2004-05 AHL season was the 69th season of the American Hockey League. ...

Affiliates

The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... A request has been made of the Mediation Cabal for mediation on this page. ... The Lake Erie Monsters will be an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... The 2007-08 AHL season will be the 72nd season of the American Hockey League. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a National Hockey League team in Raleigh, North Carolina. ...

Team records

Single Season

Goals: 46 Jeff Williams (1998-99)
Assists: 63 Flag of United States Keith Aucoin (2006-07)*
Points: 99 Flag of United States Keith Aucoin (2006-07)*
Penalty Minutes: 348 Matt Ruchty (1994-95)
GAA: 2.31 Richard Shulmistra (1997-98)
SV%: .918 Richard Shulmistra (1997-98)
  • Current Season

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Career

Career Goals: 155 Steve Brule
Career Assists: 214 Steve Brule
Career Points: 369 Steve Brule
Career Penalty Minutes: 1197 Rob Skrlac
Career Goaltending Wins: 77 Peter Sidorkiewicz
Career Shutouts: 8 Peter Sidorkiewicz
Career Games: 423 Jiri Bicek

Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada_(bordered). ... Steve Brule (Born January 15, 1975 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former NHL player who currently playes in Europe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada_(bordered). ... Steve Brule (Born January 15, 1975 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former NHL player who currently playes in Europe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada_(bordered). ... Steve Brule (Born January 15, 1975 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former NHL player who currently playes in Europe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland_corrected_(bordered). ... Peter Sidorkiewicz (born June 29, 1963 in Dąbrowa Białostocka, Poland), is a Polish Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played eight seasons in the National Hockey League for the Hartford Whalers, Ottawa Senators and New Jersey Devils. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland_corrected_(bordered). ... Peter Sidorkiewicz (born June 29, 1963 in Dąbrowa Białostocka, Poland), is a Polish Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played eight seasons in the National Hockey League for the Hartford Whalers, Ottawa Senators and New Jersey Devils. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovakia_(bordered). ... Jiri Bicek {b. ...

References

Capital News 9 is a cable-only 24-hour news channel on Time Warner Cable in New Yorks Capital District. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (82nd in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (83rd in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (66th in leap years). ...

External links

American Hockey League
2006-07 teams: Albany River Rats | Binghamton Senators | Bridgeport Sound Tigers | Chicago Wolves | Grand Rapids Griffins | Hamilton Bulldogs | Hartford Wolf Pack | Hershey Bears | Houston Aeros | Iowa Stars | Lowell Devils | Manchester Monarchs | Manitoba Moose | Milwaukee Admirals | Norfolk Admirals | Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights | Peoria Rivermen | Philadelphia Phantoms | Portland Pirates | Providence Bruins | Rochester Americans | San Antonio Rampage | Springfield Falcons | Syracuse Crunch | Toronto Marlies | Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins | Worcester Sharks
Future teams: Lake Erie Monsters (2007-08) | Rockford IceHogs (2007-08)
Trophies and Awards: Calder Cup | Les Cunningham Award | John B. Sollenberger Trophy | Willie Marshall Award | Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award | Eddie Shore Award | Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award | Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award | Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award | Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award | Yanick Dupre Memorial Award | Jack A. Butterfield Trophy | Richard F. Canning Trophy | Robert W. Clarke Trophy | Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy | Frank Mathers Trophy | Norman R. "Bud" Poile Trophy | Emile Francis Trophy | F.G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy | Sam Pollock Trophy | John D. Chick Trophy
Related Articles: NHL | ECHL | UHL | CHL | SPHL | List of AHL seasons


The American Hockey League (AHL) is regarded as the top professional hockey league in North America outside the National Hockey League (NHL) for which it serves as the primary developmental circuit. ... The Binghamton Senators are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Bridgeport Sound Tigers are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Chicago Wolves are a hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Grand Rapids Griffins are a hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Hamilton Bulldogs are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. ... The Hartford Wolf Pack are the American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Rangers, based in Hartford, Connecticut. ... The Hershey Bears are a professional ice hockey team playing in the American Hockey League of which the Bears are also the senior member club. ... This article is about the American Hockey League team. ... The Iowa Stars are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Lowell Devils are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Manchester Monarchs are the American Hockey League affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, based in Manchester, New Hampshire. ... The Manitoba Moose are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Milwaukee Admirals are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Norfolk Admirals are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... This article discusses the current American Hockey League team. ... The Philadelphia Phantoms are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Portland Pirates are the American Hockey League affiliate of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, based in Portland, Maine. ... The Providence Bruins are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Rochester Americans are one of the most storied franchises in the history of the American Hockey League, winner of six Calder Cups. ... The San Antonio Rampage are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Springfield Falcons are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Syracuse Crunch are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Toronto Marlies are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Worcester Sharks are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Lake Erie Monsters will be an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Rockford IceHogs are a professional ice hockey team in Rockford, Illinois USA. They are a member of the United Hockey League. ... The Calder Cup is awarded annually to the playoff champion of the American Hockey League. ... The Les Cunningham Award is given to American Hockey Leagues MVP of the season. ... The John B. Sollenberger Trophy is given to American Hockey Leagues leading scorer for the season. ... The Willie Marshall Award is given to the AHLs leading goal scorer for the regular season. ... The Dudley Red Garrett Memorial Award is given each year to the player in the American Hockey League determined to be the most outstanding rookie. ... The Eddie Shore Award is presented annually to the AHLs best defenceman. ... The Aldege Baz Bastien Memorial Award is presented annually to the AHLs best goaltender. ... The Hap Holmes Memorial Award is an ice hockey trophy awarded annually to the goaltenders of the American Hockey League team with the lowest goals-against average, and who have appeared in at least 25 regular season games. ... The Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award is an American Hockey League trophy awarded annually to the most outstanding coach during the season, as voted upon by members of the AHL media. ... The Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award is an American Hockey League trophy awarded annually to the player best exemplifying sportsmanship, determination and dedication to hockey. ... The Yanick Dupre Memorial Award is presented annually to the AHLs best in the community. ... The Jack A. Butterfield Trophy is awarded to the most valuable player in the Calder Cup Playoffs. ... The Richard F. Canning Trophy is presented annually to the AHLs champion of the Eastern Conference during the playoffs. ... The Robert W. Clarke Trophy is presented annually to the AHLs champion of the Western Conference during the playoffs. ... The Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy is presented annually to the AHLs team that finishes the regular season with the most points. ... The Frank Mathers Trophy is presented annually to the AHLs team that the best regular season record in the Eastern Conference. ... The Norman R. Bud Poile Trophy is presented annually to the AHLs team that the best regular season record in the Western Conference. ... The Emile Francis Trophy is presented annually to the AHLs team that has the best record in the Atlantic Division The award is named after former coach Emile Francis. ... The F.G. Teddy Oke Trophy is awarded to the regular season champion of the American Hockey Leagues East Division. ... The Sam Pollock Trophy is presented annually to the AHLs team that has the best record in the North Division. ... The John D. Chick Trophy is presented annually to the AHLs team that has the best record in the West Division. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... The United Hockey League (UHL) is a professional ice hockey league with teams in the United States. ... For other leagues with the same name, see Central Hockey League (disambiguation). ... The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) is a professional ice hockey league with teams located in the southeastern United States. ... This is a list of American Hockey League seasons since inception of the league: 1936-37 | 1937-38 | 1938-39 | 1939-40 | 1940-41 | 1941-42 | 1942-43 | 1943-44 | 1944-45 | 1945-46 | 1946-47 | 1947-48 | 1948-49 | 1949-50 | 1950-51 | 1951-52 | 1952-53 | 1953-54...

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Baseball EL: Binghamton Mets, IL: Buffalo BisonsRochester Red WingsSyracuse Chiefs, NYPL: Jamestown JammersBatavia MuckdogsAuburn DoubledaysOneonta Tigers • Tri-City Valley Cats
Basketball ABA: Buffalo SilverbacksCorning BulldogsSyracuse Bullies, CBA/USBL: Albany Patroons, PBL: Rochester Razorsharks
Football NFL: Buffalo Bills, af2: Albany Conquest, CIFL: Rochester Raiders
Hockey NHL: Buffalo Sabres, AHL: Rochester AmericansSyracuse CrunchBinghamton SenatorsAlbany River Rats, UHL: Elmira Jackals
Soccer USL-1: Rochester Raging Rhinos, PDL: Albany Admirals, NPSL: Queen City FC
Lacrosse MLL: Rochester Rattlers, NLL: Buffalo BanditsRochester Knighthawks
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Albany River Rats - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (408 words)
The team was founded as the Capital District Islanders (playing at Houston Field House on campus at RPI located across the Hudson River in Troy, New York) in 1990 but changed their name when the New Jersey Devils sold their old affiliate the Utica Devils to become linked with this team.
On March 22, 2006, the Devils announced that they were cutting ties with the River Rats after the 2005-06 AHL season, as the parent club announced the purchase of the Lowell Lock Monsters.
In April 2006, The Carolina Hurricanes signed a one year agreement (with the option to renew for two additional) with the River Rats to be their farm affiliate.
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