The NHL Affiliation Situation

If you've ever wondered about the status of the various affiliation agreements between NHL teams and their AHL and ECHL partners, look no further. This page has it all. (But if something's missing, let me know!)

Click logos below to see affiliates. Scroll down for info grid. This page was last updated on Aug. 8, 2017.

NHL AHL   ECHL  
Anaheim Ducks San Diego Gulls affiliated since 2012;
owned since 2015
Utah Grizzlies affiliated since 2013;
multi-year ext. signed 2016
Arizona Coyotes Tucson Roadrunners affiliated since 2015;
owned since 2016
Fort Wayne Komets affiliated since 2017;
thru 2017-18
Boston Bruins Providence Bruins affiliated since 1992;
long-term ext. signed 2014
Atlanta Gladiators affiliated since 2015;
thru 2018-19
Buffalo Sabres Rochester Americans owned since 2011 Cincinnati Cyclones affiliated since 2017;
term unknown
Calgary Flames Stockton Heat owned since 1993 Kansas City Mavericks affiliated since 2017
Carolina Hurricanes Charlotte Checkers affiliated since 2010;
term unknown
Florida Everblades owned since 1998
Chicago Blackhawks Rockford IceHogs affiliated since 2007;
thru 2021-22
Indy Fuel affiliated since 2014;
thru 2018-19
Colorado Avalanche San Antonio Rampage affiliated since 2015;
thru 2019-20
Colorado Eagles affiliated since 2016;
thru 2019-20
Columbus Blue Jackets Cleveland Monsters affiliated since 2015;
multi-year deal signed 2015
 
Dallas Stars Texas Stars owned since 2009 Idaho Steelheads affiliated since 2003
thru 2017-18
Detroit Red Wings Grand Rapids Griffins affiliated since 2002;
thru 2021-22
Toledo Walleye affiliated since 2009;
thru 2017-18
Edmonton Oilers Bakersfield Condors owned since 1984 Wichita Thunder affiliated since 2017;
thru 2017-18
Florida Panthers Springfield Thunderbirds affiliated since 2015;
thru 2018-19
 
Los Angeles Kings Ontario Reign owned since 2001 Manchester Monarchs affiliated since 2008;
term unknown
Minnesota Wild Iowa Wild owned since 2003 Rapid City Rush affiliated since 2017;
thru 2017-18
Montreal Canadiens Laval Rocket affiliated since 1969;
owned since 2015
Brampton Beast affiliated since 2015;
deal expired 2016-17
Nashville Predators Milwaukee Admirals affiliated since 1998;
thru 2021-22
Norfolk Admirals affiliated since 2017;
term unknown
New Jersey Devils Binghamton Devils owned since 2006 Adirondack Thunder affiliated since 2017;
thru 2017-18
New York Islanders Bridgeport Sound Tigers affiliated sinced 2001;
owned since 2004
Worcester Railers affiliated since 2017;
thru 2017-18
New York Rangers Hartford Wolf Pack affiliated since 1990;
owned since 1997
Greenville Swamp Rabbits affiliated since 2010;
thru 2017-18
Ottawa Senators Belleville Senators affiliated since 2002;
owned since 2016
 
Philadelphia Flyers Lehigh Valley Phantoms affiliated since 1996;
thru 2018-19?
Reading Royals affiliated since 2014;
multi-year ext. signed 2016
Pittsburgh Penguins W-B/Scranton Penguins owned since 1999 Wheeling Nailers affiliated since 1999;
thru 2017-18
San Jose Sharks San Jose Barracuda owned since 2001 Allen Americans affiliated since 2014;
term unknown
St. Louis Blues   Tulsa Oilers affiliated since 2017;
thru 2017-18
Tampa Bay Lightning Syracuse Crunch affiliated since 2012;
thru 2021-22
 
Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Marlies owned since 1978 Orlando Solar Bears affiliated since 2013;
thru 2017-18
Vancouver Canucks Utica Comets owned since 2013 Kalamazoo Wings affiliated since 2017;
thru 2017-18
Vegas Golden Knights Chicago Wolves affiliated since 2017;
thru 2021-22
Quad City Mallards affiliated since 2017;
multi-year deal signed 2017
Washington Capitals Hershey Bears affiliated since 2005;
thru 2019-20
South Carolina Stingrays affiliated since 2014;
thru 2017-18
Winnipeg Jets Manitoba Moose affiliated since 2011
owned since 2004
Jacksonville IceMen affiliated sine 2017;
term unknown