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Albany River Rats
City: Albany, New York
League: American Hockey League
Conference: Eastern Conference
Division: East Division
Founded: 1990
Home Arena: Times Union Center
Colors: Red and Black
Owner(s): Walter Robb
Head Coach: Tom Rowe
Media: WTMM-FM 104.5
Times Union
Affiliates: Carolina Hurricanes (NHL) (2006-Present)
Colorado Avalanche (NHL) (2006-2007)
New Jersey Devils (NHL) (1990-2006)
Franchise history
1990 to 1993: Capital District Islanders
1993 to present: Albany River Rats
Championships
Regular Season Titles: 2 1994-95, 1995-96
Division Championships: 4 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98
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.

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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.

The Rats' glory days came in the mid to late 1990s making seven consecutive playoff appearances, won 2 division titles, and took home the AHL's Calder Cup in 1995. Also in 1995, their parent club, the New Jersey Devils won the Stanley Cup.

However, wins have declined since the 1997-98 season, the last time Albany won a playoff series. The River Rats finished last in each of the 6 seasons between 2000-01 and 2005-06. A new affiliation with the Carolina Hurricanes beginning in the 2006-07 season brought 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.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

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Season-by-season results

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Regular season

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL SOL Points Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
1993-94 80 38 34 8 -- -- 84 312 315 3rd, North
1994-95 80 46 17 17 -- -- 109 293 219 1st, North
1995-96 80 54 19 7 -- -- 115 322 218 1st, Central
1996-97 80 38 28 9 5 -- 90 269 231 3rd, Empire State
1997-98 80 43 20 11 6 -- 103 290 223 1st, Empire State
1998-99 80 46 26 6 2 -- 100 275 230 2nd, Empire State
1999-00 80 30 40 7 3 -- 70 225 250 4th, Empire State
2000-01 80 30 40 6 4 -- 70 216 262 6th, Mid-Atlantic
2001-02 80 14 42 12 12 -- 52 172 271 4th, East
2002-03 80 25 37 11 7 -- 68 197 235 5th, East
2003-04 80 21 39 11 9 -- 62 182 257 7th, East
2004-05 80 29 38 -- 6 7 71 198 248 7th, East
2005-06 80 25 48 -- 4 3 57 206 278 7th, Atlantic
2006-07 80 37 36 -- 4 3 81 246 258 4th, East
2007-08 See 2007-08 AHL season for up-to-date standings.

Playoffs

Season 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
1993-94 L, 1-4, PORT -- -- --
1994-95 W, 4-0, ADIR W, 4-2, PROV bye W, 4-0, FRED
1995-96 L, 1-3, CORN -- -- --
1996-97 W, 3-1, ADIR W, 4-3, ROCH L, 1-4, HAM --
1997-98 W, 3-0, ADIR W, 4-0, HAM L, 2-4, PHIL --
1998-99 L, 3-2, HAM -- -- --
1999-00 L, 3-2, ROCH -- -- --
2000-01 Out of Playoffs
2001-02 Out of Playoffs
2002-03 Out of Playoffs
2003-04 Out of Playoffs
2004-05 Out of Playoffs
2005-06 Out of Playoffs
2006-07 L, 1-4, HER -- -- --
2007-08 Regular season in progress.

Affiliates

Team records

Single Season

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

Career

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

References

  • ^1  "What's next for the River Rats?", Capital News 9, 2006-03-22. Retrieved on 2006-03-23. 
  • ^2  "River Rats announce new affiliation, lease", theahl.com, 2006-04-04. Retrieved on 2006-04-17. 
  • ^3  "River Rats to remain Carolina’s top farm club through 2008-09", Carolina Hurricanes, 2007-02-22. Retrieved on 2007-03-06. 

External links

  • Albany River Rats Official Website
  • The Internet Hockey Database - Albany River Rats
American Hockey League
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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  · James C. Hendy Memorial Award  · Thomas Ebright Memorial Award  · James H. Ellery Memorial Awards  · Ken McKenzie Award  · Michael Condon Memorial Award
Related Articles NHL · ECHL · IHL · CHL · SPHL · List of AHL seasons

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