Binghamton Devils Open Up Training Camp
The Binghamton Devils took to the ice at the Floyd L Maines Veterans Memorial Arena today to open up training camp for the 2019-2020 season. Last year the Devils finished with a record of 28-41-7 which placed them last in the North Division and second to last the entire AHL.
Entering his second year as the Binghamton Devils Head Coach, Mark Dennehy says they are looking to turn the page on last season. The Devils organization made massive moves this off-season trading for defenseman P.K Subban, signing forward Wayne Simmonds, and drafting Jack Hughes with the first overall pick in the NHL draft. Dennehy believes he's more prepared in his second season in the AHL and all the new faces will help the team improve.
"There were a lot of acquisitions, some trades to improve the big club and that will in turn improve us" said Dennehy." It will make it a more competitive environment which it needs to be."
When asked about which players have stuck out during camp, Dennehy brought up Mikhail Maltsev, Joey Anderson, Ben Street, and center Brett Seney. Seney played 26 games in Binghamton last year and 51 in New Jersey where he scored 5 goals and tallied 8 assists. He says all the new guys are buying into the new culture they are looking to create.
"It's kind of nice to turn a new page after last year, obviously we didn't have the year we wanted to" said Seney. "I think we just got a lot more guys that are willing to buy into the culture and willing to play the way we want to play."
The Devils kick-off their 3 game pre-season slate Friday in Utica and wrap it up with home games on Saturday and Sunday against the Comets and Crunch. Their regular season campaign begins October 5th at home.