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10-14-2011, 02:33 PM
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AHL/NHL Affiliations

In case anyone didn't have the link to the official resource, here's the AHL site's official list of affiliates for the 2011-12 season:

http://theahl.com/nhl-affiliations-p171464

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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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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.
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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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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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
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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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.
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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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.
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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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.
I get you. I misunderstood and thought you were referencing "home" practices.

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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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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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