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How often do guys that make ECHL teams climb to the AHL level?

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01-24-2011, 04:29 PM
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How often do guys that make ECHL teams climb to the AHL level?

Just curious, surely not more than from the AHL to the NHL?

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Players move from the E to the A in large numbers.

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Lot's of very good NHLers have played in the echl, so obviously a lot.

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Players move from the E to the A in large numbers.
I think he means players that start in the ECHL and later establish themselves as bona fide AHL players i.e. Peter Leblanc for the Hogs this year. There's a lot in-between seasons (players, especially goalies, who play in the ECHL their rookie year and move up to the AHL their second year), but I don't think it happens too often during the season.

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Just curious, surely not more than from the AHL to the NHL?
Just to use Texas and Idaho for an example. 7 guys out of the 20 dressed for the last Stars game played in Idaho first. There are 2 guys on Idaho right now (usually 3) that are on 2-ways and have been back and forth a few times this year and there is one guy on a Dallas call up now who played in Idaho as well. That has been a pretty normal number between these two teams doe the past three or four seasons at least.

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To answer the question, just go to the ECHL or AHL websites and check out the transaction pages. You could go to www.eliteprospects.com too.

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Just one example involving two very good AHL teams.

ECHL Represented By 33 Players, 3 Coaches In AHL’s Calder Cup Finals

12 former South Carolina Stingrays. 11 with Hershey and 1 with Texas. There's lots of other former Stingrays on other AHL teams too.

Of course, not all NHL/AHL/ECHL affiliations work as well as Washington/Hershey/South Carolina. Some ECHL clubs get very little help from their affiliates.

These former Stingrays on that list have also played in the NHL this season.
Braden Holtby (Washington)
Michal Neuvirth (Washington)
Andrew Gordon (Washington)
Kyle Wilson (Columbus)
Stefan Della Rovere (St. Louis)

And Travis Morin just got called-up to Dallas yesterday. Expected to make his NHL debut tonight.


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Milwaukee usually picks up 1 or 2 guys every season from Cincinnati. This season, Jeremy Smith bumped Chet Pickard out of the #2 goalie spot. A few guys go back and forth due to call ups and injuries. Rich Peverly was signed by Nashville from the ECHL after outscoring the Preds prospects for two seasons in Milwaukee. He was a Milwaukee only AHL contract before that.

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Milwaukee usually picks up 1 or 2 guys every season from Cincinnati. This season, Jeremy Smith bumped Chet Pickard out of the #2 goalie spot. A few guys go back and forth due to call ups and injuries. Rich Peverly was signed by Nashville from the ECHL after outscoring the Preds prospects for two seasons in Milwaukee. He was a Milwaukee only AHL contract before that.
The same goes for Chris Mueller, who started out last year in the ECHL before becoming a regular with the Admirals and then making his way to Nashville this year. David Desharnais is another example of a guy who worked his way from the ECHL into the NHL with an extended stay in the A, and quite a bit of productivity to show for it: 181 points in 176 games with the Bulldogs.

Just in the last couple of years, it seems like we've had a major uptick in players making their way up from the ECHL to the NHL, not just the AHL. If that trend continues, the pro hockey structure in North America will be due for another expansion within the next decade, whether it's horizontal (fresh new franchises at all three levels) or vertical (deepening to a full-fledged, stable "Single-A" level).

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Are you talking like ECHLers that become fulltime AHL players and say not just for a rest of the season? I couldn't give you an answer but if your just asking in general like in the ECHL announcement of ex players to play in the NHL your answer will be flawed(because they count guys who play a game or a shift, etc) I think they should just count guys who become full time NHL players. However guys go up everyday. On the average I wouldn't say it's anything serious as much of it is calling a guy up when a team is in need of a body or smething.

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