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Binghamton "Broome" Dusters
1973 - 1977 (4 Seasons NAHL)
1977-1980 (3 Seasons AHL)
Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
(GP-W-L-T-OTL-SOL)
NAHL: 296-135-149-12-0-0 0.476
AHL: 240-83-137-20-0-0 0.388
         

The Binghamton "Broome" Dusters was the first minor league hockey team that played in Binghamton, NY at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena from 1973 to 1980. The Dusters played their first four seasons in the North American Hockey League, the NAHL inspired the infamous movie Slap Shot. The Dusters played their remaining 3 seasons in the American Hockey League from 1977-1980 before the team was sold and became the Binghamton Whalers.

The Dusters during the AHL years were affiliated with the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) 1977-78, Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)/Quebec Nordiques (WHA) 1978-70 and Boston Bruins/LA Kings (NHL) 1979-80.

Binghamton "Broome" Dusters (NAHL)
Season Div. GP W L T OTL Pts Pct GF GA PIM Coach
74-75 NAHL 74 28 41 5 0 61 0.412 274 352 1255 Wayne Kitchingman
74-75 NAHL 74 39 32 3 0 81 0.547 293 286 1396 Wayne Clairmont
75-76 NAHL 74 27 45 2 0 56 0.378 258 337 1733 Wayne Clairmont
76-77 NAHL 74 41 31 2 0 84 0.568 363 324 1234 Larry Kish
    296 135 149 12 0 71 0.476 1188 1299 5618  
(Click on the links for the season to see Binghamton's roster & player stats for that year; click on on the link for the division to see Binghamton's standings for that year.)
Players who played in the NHL
All Time Vs. the NAHL

Binghamton "Broome" Dusters (AHL)
Season Div. GP  W L T OTL Pts Pct GF GA PIM Coach
77-78 AHLN 81 27 46 8 0 62 0.383 287 377 0 Larry Kish
78-79 AHLS 79 32 42 5 0 69 0.437 300 320 0 Joe Hardy
79-80 AHLS 80 24 49 7 0 55 0.344 268 334 1787 Multiple
    240 83 137 20 0 62 0.388 855 1031 1787  
(Click on the links for the season to see Binghamton's roster & player stats for that year; click on on the link for the division to see Binghamton's standings for that year.)
Players who played in the NHL
Dusters VS the AHL All time


Notable NAHL Players:
  • Rod Bloomfield - 288 Games Played, 187 Goals, 310 Assists, 497 Points (NAHL Duster highs)
  • Paul Stewart - 505 Penalty Minutes (Long time NHL Referee)

Notable AHL Players:
  • Randy MacGregor - 213 Games Played, 98 Assists, 168 Points, 394 Penalty Minutes (AHL Duster highs)
  • Richard Grenier - 83 Goals
  • Ken Holland - Long time Binghamton Goalie (Dusters, Whalers), NHL General Manager (Detroit Red Wings (19972019), Edmonton Oilers (2019-Present))
  • Jacques Caron - Long time NHL Assistant Coach (Hartford, New Jersey), Final two career games played, 1 for Broome Dusters in 1977-78, 1 for Binghamton Whalers 1980-81

Binghamton Hockey Hall Of Fame:
  • Jim Mathews, Randy MacGregor, Ken Holland - 1998
  • Rod Bloomfield, Paul Stewart - 1999
  • Paul Crowley - 2000
  • Pierre Laganiere - 2001
  • Roger Neel - 2003
  • Dave Staffen - 2006
  • Gary Jaquith - 2007
  • Richard Grenier - 2016

See More Binghamton Hockey Hall Of Fame Inducteeshere.