The Adirondack Thunder (ECHL) and New Jersey Devils have renewed their affiliation, extending the arrangement for the upcoming 2019-20 season.
2019-20 will be the third season that the Devils and the Thunder have had an official partnership. The Devils became the Thunder’s NHL affiliate on August 8, 2017, after the organizations had an “informal working agreement” during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.
“We are happy to once again be a part of the New Jersey Devils’ organization this season,” Adirondack Thunder Governor Ed Moore said on behalf of the Adirondack Civic Center Coalition. “Our relationship is great and now that we are entering year three, we believe that it will only get stronger. With the additions and improvements that New Jersey made this offseason, we are excited to see what this year has in store for the entire organization.”
“On behalf of the New Jersey Devils, we are pleased to continue our partnership for the 2019-20 season with our ECHL affiliate, the Adirondack Thunder.” New Jersey Devils Executive Vice President/Assistant General Manager Tom Fitzgerald said. “Giving players consistent ice-time and exposure in all situations at the ECHL Level will help them develop throughout all levels of the New Jersey Devils organization and its affiliates. We are excited to work together with the management, players and coaches for our third consecutive season in Adirondack.”