AHL/NHL Affiliations

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  1. HansH

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    Thanks for the link, very handy. It's really a shame that some of the parent clubs are so far away from their minors. For example, Lake Erie (Cleveland) being affiliated with Columbus might serve to increase interest for the Jackets in Cleveland. It's not a terribly long drive and could but a few more butts in Nationwide Arena. Of course there are so many factors in these affiliations I imagine it's difficult to be that simple.
     
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    That whole close thing is overrated. UNLESS the Western teams start moving their guys out West. as of now the reason I hear is they like their prospects out East because they can actually practice. I'm sure Abbotsford is hurt by this considering they gotta fly everywhere
     
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    As of April 26, 2013 -- current affiliations and their expiration dates.

    Please post corrections, and updates as they become available.

    Note that these dates pertain only to the affiliation agreements, and not to arena leases, agreements with municipalities, etc. Dates referenced are the end dates of the given season (example: "2014" means the 2013-14 hockey season).
    Note that these dates represent best-known information (read: Google) and do not take into account the very-real possibility of early termination clauses, unpublicized options to extend, etc.

    Abbotsford Heat - Calgary Flames - NHL team owns 50% of AHL affiliate
    Adirondack Phantoms - Philadelphia Flyers - through 2015 with additional options (team slated to move to Lehigh Valley in fall 2014)
    Albany Devils - New Jersy Devils - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Binghamton Senators - Ottawa Senators - expiration of agreement UNKNOWN
    Bridgeport Sound Tigers - New York Islanders - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Charlotte Checkers - Carolina Hurricanes - expiration of agreement UNKNOWN
    Chicago Wolves - St. Louis Blues - through 2016
    Grand Rapids Griffins - Detroit Red Wings - through 2017
    Hamilton Bulldogs - Montreal Canadiens - through 2016
    Hartford WolfPack - New York Rangers - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Hershey Bears - Washington Capitals - through 2014
    Iowa Wild - Minnesota Wild - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Lake Erie Monsters - Colorado Avalanche - through 2017
    Manchester Monarchs - Los Angeles Kings - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Milwaukee Admirals - Nashville Predators - through 2014 with mutual option through 2015
    Norfolk Admirals - Anaheim Ducks - through 2014 at least
    Oklahoma City Barons - Edmonton Oilers - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Portland Pirates - Phoenix Coyotes - through 2016
    Providence Bruins - Boston Bruins - through 2016
    Rochester Americans - Buffalo Sabres - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Rockford IceHogs - Chicago Black Hawks - through 2017
    San Antonio Rampage - Florida Panthers - through 2014 at least
    Springfield Falcons - Columbus Blue Jackets - through 2014
    St. John's IceCaps - Winnipeg Jets - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Syracuse Crunch - Tampa Bay Lightning - through 2015 (?)
    Texas Stars - Dallas Stars - same family owns NHL team and AHL affiliate
    Toronto Marlies - Toronto Maple Leafs - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins - Pittsburgh Penguins - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Worcester Sharks - San Jose Sharks - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    ????? - Vancouver Canucks - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
     
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    As of June 28, 2013 -- current affiliations and their expiration dates.

    Updates since last list: Binghamton, Utica

    Please post corrections, and updates as they become available.

    Note that these dates pertain only to the affiliation agreements, and not to arena leases, agreements with municipalities, etc. Dates referenced are the end dates of the given season (example: "2014" means the 2013-14 hockey season).

    Note that these dates represent best-known information (read: Google) and do not take into account the very-real possibility of early termination clauses, unpublicized options to extend, etc.

    Abbotsford Heat - Calgary Flames - NHL team owns 50% of AHL affiliate
    Adirondack Phantoms - Philadelphia Flyers - through 2015 with additional options (team slated to move to Lehigh Valley in fall 2014)
    Albany Devils - New Jersy Devils - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Binghamton Senators - Ottawa Senators - through 2015
    Bridgeport Sound Tigers - New York Islanders - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Charlotte Checkers - Carolina Hurricanes - expiration of agreement UNKNOWN
    Chicago Wolves - St. Louis Blues - through 2016
    Grand Rapids Griffins - Detroit Red Wings - through 2017
    Hamilton Bulldogs - Montreal Canadiens - through 2016
    Hartford WolfPack - New York Rangers - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Hershey Bears - Washington Capitals - through 2014
    Iowa Wild - Minnesota Wild - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Lake Erie Monsters - Colorado Avalanche - through 2017
    Manchester Monarchs - Los Angeles Kings - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Milwaukee Admirals - Nashville Predators - through 2014 with mutual option through 2015
    Norfolk Admirals - Anaheim Ducks - through 2014 at least
    Oklahoma City Barons - Edmonton Oilers - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Portland Pirates - Phoenix Coyotes - through 2016
    Providence Bruins - Boston Bruins - through 2016
    Rochester Americans - Buffalo Sabres - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Rockford IceHogs - Chicago Black Hawks - through 2017
    San Antonio Rampage - Florida Panthers - through 2014 at least
    Springfield Falcons - Columbus Blue Jackets - through 2014
    St. John's IceCaps - Winnipeg Jets - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Syracuse Crunch - Tampa Bay Lightning - through 2015 (?)
    Texas Stars - Dallas Stars - same family owns NHL team and AHL affiliate
    Toronto Marlies - Toronto Maple Leafs - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Utica Comets - Vancouver Canucks - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins - Pittsburgh Penguins - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Worcester Sharks - San Jose Sharks - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
     
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    AHLPR 7:07am via TweetDeck
    RT @TheFalconsAHL: Falcons and @BlueJacketsNHL extend affiliation through 2014-15! http://t.co/nFm5C0BPmR
     
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    As of December 10, 2013 -- current affiliations and their expiration dates.

    Updates since last list: Springfield

    Please post corrections, and updates as they become available.

    Note that these dates pertain only to the affiliation agreements, and not to arena leases, agreements with municipalities, etc. Dates referenced are the end dates of the given season (example: "2014" means the 2013-14 hockey season).

    Note that these dates represent best-known information (read: Google) and do not take into account the very-real possibility of early termination clauses, unpublicized options to extend, etc.

    Abbotsford Heat - Calgary Flames - NHL team owns 50% of AHL affiliate
    Adirondack Phantoms - Philadelphia Flyers - through 2015 with additional options (team slated to move to Lehigh Valley in fall 2014)
    Albany Devils - New Jersy Devils - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Binghamton Senators - Ottawa Senators - through 2015
    Bridgeport Sound Tigers - New York Islanders - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Charlotte Checkers - Carolina Hurricanes - expiration of agreement UNKNOWN
    Chicago Wolves - St. Louis Blues - through 2016
    Grand Rapids Griffins - Detroit Red Wings - through 2017
    Hamilton Bulldogs - Montreal Canadiens - through 2016
    Hartford WolfPack - New York Rangers - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Hershey Bears - Washington Capitals - through 2014
    Iowa Wild - Minnesota Wild - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Lake Erie Monsters - Colorado Avalanche - through 2017
    Manchester Monarchs - Los Angeles Kings - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Milwaukee Admirals - Nashville Predators - through 2014 with mutual option through 2015
    Norfolk Admirals - Anaheim Ducks - through 2014 at least

    Oklahoma City Barons - Edmonton Oilers - through 2015 with option through 2018
    Portland Pirates - Phoenix Coyotes - through 2016
    Providence Bruins - Boston Bruins - through 2016
    Rochester Americans - Buffalo Sabres - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Rockford IceHogs - Chicago Black Hawks - through 2017
    San Antonio Rampage - Florida Panthers - through 2014 at least
    Springfield Falcons - Columbus Blue Jackets - through 2015
    St. John's IceCaps - Winnipeg Jets - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Syracuse Crunch - Tampa Bay Lightning - through 2015 (?)
    Texas Stars - Dallas Stars - same family owns NHL team and AHL affiliate
    Toronto Marlies - Toronto Maple Leafs - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Utica Comets - Vancouver Canucks - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins - Pittsburgh Penguins - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Worcester Sharks - San Jose Sharks - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
     
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  8. ripham23232

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    I realize this is going back in time for a quote, and remove if needed or what not please if needed. Wouldn't they be able to practice regardless? I mean, the NHL teams have places to practice in Los Angeles, San Jose, etc. Its not like they are practicing outdoors.
     
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    It's about travel time. I'm not sure how long it takes Abbotsford to get to each city but I know it took Rochester a total of 22 hours to get to Abbotsford last year (I believe it was fly Rochester to Houston to Seattle all commercial, bus to Abbotsford). If it's the same or similar for every trip Abbotsford has to leave for, you're losing 2 potential practice days a week.

    On the other hand, you have Utica where most of the time, they're bussing a couple hours back and forth on game day and not losing any significant practice time.
     
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    Abbotsford and St. John's have subsidies, but again, it's pretty much a conference schedule, very few East teams go to midwest/west cities and vice versa, hence why you see both of those play back to back games in any other market or at home.
     
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    I get you. I misunderstood and thought you were referencing "home" practices. :shakehead
     
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    The Oklahoma City Barons are not owned Edmonton. The franchise was previously operated by Edmonton. But the Barons are currently owned by "Bob Funk Jr., who headed the Blazers' ownership group, is also at the helm of Prodigal Hockey LLC, the Barons' ownership group."
     
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    Good catch! Edit applied.
     
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    As of May 13, 2014 -- current affiliations and their expiration dates.

    Updates since last list: Portland, Milwaukee, Lehigh Valley, Glens Falls, Charlotte, Norfolk, Hershey

    Please post corrections, and updates as they become available.

    Note that these dates pertain only to the affiliation agreements, and not to arena leases, agreements with municipalities, etc. Dates referenced are the end dates of the given season (example: "2015" means the 2014-15 hockey season).

    Note that these dates represent best-known information (in other words, Google) and do not take into account the very-real possibility of early termination clauses, unpublicized options to extend, etc.

    Albany Devils - New Jersy Devils - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Binghamton Senators - Ottawa Senators - through 2015
    Bridgeport Sound Tigers - New York Islanders - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Charlotte Checkers - Carolina Hurricanes - expiration of agreement UNKNOWN; some NHL/AHL ownership overlap
    Chicago Wolves - St. Louis Blues - through 2016
    Glens Falls, name TBA- Calgary Flames - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Grand Rapids Griffins - Detroit Red Wings - through 2017
    Hamilton Bulldogs - Montreal Canadiens - through 2016
    Hartford WolfPack - New York Rangers - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Hershey Bears - Washington Capitals - through 2015
    Iowa Wild - Minnesota Wild - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Lake Erie Monsters - Colorado Avalanche - through 2017
    Lehigh Valley Phantoms - Philadelphia Flyers - through 2015 with additional options
    Manchester Monarchs - Los Angeles Kings - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Milwaukee Admirals - Nashville Predators - through 2017
    Norfolk Admirals - Anaheim Ducks - through 2015
    Oklahoma City Barons - Edmonton Oilers - through 2015 with option through 2018
    Portland Pirates - Phoenix Coyotes - through 2015
    Providence Bruins - Boston Bruins - through 2016
    Rochester Americans - Buffalo Sabres - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Rockford IceHogs - Chicago Black Hawks - through 2017
    San Antonio Rampage - Florida Panthers - through 2014 at least
    Springfield Falcons - Columbus Blue Jackets - through 2015
    St. John's IceCaps - Winnipeg Jets - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Syracuse Crunch - Tampa Bay Lightning - through 2015 (?)
    Texas Stars - Dallas Stars - same family owns NHL team and AHL affiliate
    Toronto Marlies - Toronto Maple Leafs - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Utica Comets - Vancouver Canucks - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins - Pittsburgh Penguins - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
    Worcester Sharks - San Jose Sharks - NHL team owns AHL affiliate
     
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    I thought the Checkers' majority owner became a minority owner in the Hurricanes?

    If so, I'd say that made an affiliation switch rather unlikely :)
     
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    I think there should also be a notation with the NHL owned teams which ones are operated by a local group such as the GF, Utica, etc. arrangements.
     
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    update
    Hershey Washington one more year through 2014-15 season

    article and official announcement
     
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    I've been told by someone within the organization that the Rampage and Panthers have a "multi-year deal" that was signed prior to this season. No idea the length, however.
     
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    Thanks! Update applied.

    The last word I found online was that they had signed a multi-year deal prior to the 2012-13 season. By definition, that means it would have lasted through AT LEAST '13-'14, and quite possibly longer. But, that's why I used "2014 at least" in the description. Given the fact that, at this point, there's likely nowhere else to go, I'm thinking we won't see any changes until after next season.
     
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    add Anaheim and Norfolk extension as it appears the 3rd yr option will be exercised there.
     
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    Not going to be much of an AHL silly season this year everyone seems to be sorted out.
     
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    For the record, Nashville and Milwaukee typically extend their affiliation agreement for 2 years at a time. They have been doing that since 1998.
     
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    Denver Cutthroats (CHL), affiliated with the Colorado Avalanche, have elected dormancy for the 2014-15 season: http://www.centralhockeyleague.com/news/index.html?article_id=11184

    Arizona Sundogs (CHL), affiliated with the Arizona Coyotes, have also elected dormancy for the 2014-15 season: http://www.centralhockeyleague.com/news/index.html?article_id=11186

    Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL) are now the AAA affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets, which was previously occupied by the Evansville IceMen (ECHL): http://bluejackets.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=728803
     

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