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Binghamton Whalers
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City: Binghamton, New York
League: American Hockey League
Operated: 1980–1990
Home Arena: Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
Colors: green and blue
Affiliates: Washington Capitals
Hartford Whalers
Franchise history
1926–1976: Providence Reds
1976–1977: Rhode Island Reds
1977–1980: Binghamton Dusters
1980–1990: Binghamton Whalers
1990–1997: Binghamton Rangers
1997–2010: Hartford Wolf Pack
2010-present: Connecticut Whale
Championships
Regular Season Titles: one
(1984–85)
Division Championships: two
(1981–82, 1984–85)

The Binghamton Whalers were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They played in Binghamton, New York, USA, at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.

History[]

While the Binghamton Whalers were generally a successful team, their final season was the worst in the entire history of the AHL, after which they were sold to the New York Rangers. Ironically, the Hartford Whalers moved its affiliation to Springfield the next season, where the seven remaining players from the disastrous 1990 Binghamton season helped the Indians to their seventh and final Calder Cup championship.

The market was previously served by:

Broome Dusters of the NAHL (1973–1977)

The market was subsequently home to:

Binghamton Rangers of the AHL (1990-1997)
B.C. Icemen of the UHL (1997–2002)
Binghamton Senators of the AHL (2002-present)

Trivia[]

  • Like the parent Hartford Whalers, the Binghamton Whalers played Brass Bonanza after the team scored a goal.
  • The Whalers logo was a Hartford Whalers logo turned onto its side, forming a convenient "B" to signify the team's home. To make the logo look more like a B, a subtle change was made in the white negative space in the center. In the Hartford Whalers logo, this area between the W and the whale's tail acts as an H for Hartford. You'll notice that the "bottom" of the H--sideways and next to the green area--has curves in the Binghamton Whalers logo. In the Hartford Whalers logo, these areas are straight.

Season-by-Season Results[]

Regular Season[]

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL Points Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
1980–81 80 32 42 6 70 296 336 3rd, South
1981–82 80 46 28 6 98 329 266 1st, South
1982–83 80 36 36 8 80 320 333 4th, South
1983–84 80 33 43 4 70 359 388 6th, South
1984–85 80 52 20 8 112 388 265 1st, South
1985–86 80 41 34 5 87 316 290 2nd, South
1986–87 80 47 26 7 101 309 259 2nd, South
1987–88 80 38 31 8 3 87 353 300 4th, South
1988–89 80 28 46 6 62 307 392 7th, South
1989–90 80 11 60 9 31 229 366 7th, South

Playoffs[]

Season 1st Round 2nd Round Finals
1980–81 L, 2–4, Adirondack
1981–82 W, 3–2, Hershey W, 4–1, Rochester L, 1–4, New Brunswick
1982–83 L, 1–4, Rochester
1983–84 Out of Playoffs
1984–85 W, 4–0, Springfield L, 0–4, Baltimore
1985–86 L, 2–4, St. Catharines
1986–87 W, 4–3, New Haven L, 2–4, Rochester
1987–88 L, 0–4, Hershey
1988–89 Out of Playoffs
1989–90 Out of Playoffs