The Devils American Hockey League affiliate may have only spent six seasons in Utica but even in that short span a number of hockey legends put on the sweater. One includes New Jersey devils net minder Martin Brodeur. Brodeur was drafted by the devils in 1990 and a year later their top prospect was playing in Utica. "Well you know first professional hockey season was great, I think just going to the rink and having the decent atmosphere for American Hockey League. For us when you think about minor league you don't want to stay there too long because you try to get to the NHL but my time there made a lot of friends it was a lot of fun." Brodeur appeared in thirty games wearing the Utica Devils logo and a number of those games were of course at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. "It was fun you know, good memories you know with the way it was made, it's so long ago like I said it's over twenty years ago so I don't remember but much but I remember it was part of the movie Slapshot that's for sure." Since his time in Utica, Brodeur's name has been inscribed on Lord Stanley's cup three times and he holds multiple career records. But even after all those accomplishments the devils goalie still remembers where he lived during his time in Utica. " Yeah a little bit, I stayed in New Hartford that was just outside I guess, so I wasn't really going to Utica that much, I don't know if it's changed a lot since I've been there. But my time like I said made a lot of friends but it was a little more outside. I think Nick Palmieri plays on our team is from that area too so we talk and see a lot people coming down to see him once in a while."