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Utica, NY – The Utica Comets begin their 2023-2024 training camp as the team gets set for their 11th season in franchise history.

The American Hockey League affiliate of the three-time Stanley Cup Champion, New Jersey Devils, announced the roster for camp which starts today inside the Adirondack Bank Center.  


Matt Stief

Will MacKinnon

Ryan Orgel

Tyler Wotherspoon

Topias Vilen

Robbie Russo

Colin Felix


Travis Broughman

Samuel Laberge

Yushiroh Hirano

Ryan Fitzgerald

Erik Middendorf

Jace Isley

Ryan Schmelzer

Timur Ibragimov

Xavier Parent

Joseph Gambardella

Filip Engaras

TJ Friedmann

Ryan Smith


Tyler Brennan  

Vinnie Purpura 

For the third straight season, the team will be coached by Kevin Dineen, a former NHL captain, Dineen who played 1,118 games in the league scoring 355 goals and 405 assists for 760 points. As the head coach of the Canadian Women’s hockey team, he won a gold medal in 2014 and went on to win a Stanley Cup in 2015 as an assistant coach with the Chicago Blackhawks. He currently ranks 7th all time in wins for an AHL coach with 400 which is seven wins behind Scott Gordon for sixth place. 

Single game tickets are now available for the 2023-24 season. Visit for more information. Season Ticket Memberships are also available for the 2023-24 Season. For the complete schedule release, visit To download the schedule visit The team will play an exhibition game at home against the Rochester Americans on Friday, October 6 at 7:00pm. Tickets are available. For more information, head to

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