Thread: Confirmed with Link: The Wild/Aeros now have an ECHL affiliate team
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05-10-2012, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by WILDhockeyfan View Post
What is the point of this again? Is this gonna be the Aeros minor league team now or something?
It's a similar relationship as the Wild have to the Aeros. There's the occasional skater (like Burrows) who plays for the ECHL for a while to get ice time, and ends up making it to the NHL. Also, it's common for teams with a lot of goalie prospects to put one in the ECHL (like Kuemper was, although he had to be loaned to Ontario because we didn't have an affiliate).

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