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AHL: Binghamton affiliate relocating to Utica

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(WBNG) -- It's official. The AHL Board of Governors announced Thursday they have approved the relocation of the New Jersey Devil's AHL franchise from Binghamton to Utica.

This will begin at the start of the 2021-2022 season.

The Utica Comets official Twitter page shared this post confirming the details of the relocation.

All this comes after we first reported on April 16 that the future of hockey in Binghamton was in question. Then the next day, Binghamton Devils Executive Vice President of Operations Tom Mitchell said the New Jersey Devils informed him the AHL team will be relocated.

When we talked with Mitchell, he said the communication between Binghamton ownership and the New Jersey Devils has been limited throughout this process.

The current agreement between the New Jersey Devils and the Binghamton ownership group is for five years, with the agreement ending following the 2021-22 season.

Mitchell said he could not provide a comment about the current contract at that time.

Scott Sasina

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