American Hockey League

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The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league based in the United States and Canada that serves as the primary developmental league for the National Hockey League (NHL). Since the 2010-11 AHL season, every team in the league has an affiliation agreement with one NHL team. When NHL teams do not have an AHL affiliate, players are assigned to AHL teams affiliated with other NHL teams. Twenty-seven AHL teams are located in the United States and the remaining four are in Canada.

All Teams

Current teams

Division Team City Arena Founded Joined NHL affiliate
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Bridgeport Islanders Bridgeport, Connecticut Webster Bank Arena 2001 New York Islanders
Charlotte Checkers Charlotte, North Carolina Bojangles' Coliseum 1990 Florida Panthers
Hartford Wolf Pack Hartford, Connecticut XL Center 1926 1936 New York Rangers
Hershey Bears Hershey, Pennsylvania Giant Center 1938 Washington Capitals
Lehigh Valley Phantoms Allentown, Pennsylvania PPL Center 1996 Philadelphia Flyers
Providence Bruins Providence, Rhode Island Dunkin' Donuts Center 1987 Boston Bruins
Springfield Thunderbirds Springfield, Massachusetts MassMutual Center 1975 1981 St. Louis Blues
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Wilkes-Barre Township, Pennsylvania Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza 1981 Pittsburgh Penguins
North Belleville Senators Belleville, Ontario CAA Arena 1972 Ottawa Senators
Cleveland Monsters Cleveland, Ohio Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse 1994 2001 Columbus Blue Jackets
Laval Rocket Laval, Quebec Place Bell 1969 Montreal Canadiens
Rochester Americans Rochester, New York Blue Cross Arena 1956 Buffalo Sabres
Syracuse Crunch Syracuse, New York Upstate Medical University Arena 1992 Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Marlies Toronto, Ontario Coca-Cola Coliseum 1978 Toronto Maple Leafs
Utica Comets Utica, New York Adirondack Bank Center 1932 1936 New Jersey Devils
Western Conference
Central Chicago Wolves Rosemont, Illinois Allstate Arena 1994 2001 Carolina Hurricanes
Grand Rapids Griffins Grand Rapids, Michigan Van Andel Arena 1996 2001 Detroit Red Wings
Iowa Wild Des Moines, Iowa Wells Fargo Arena 1994 2001 Minnesota Wild
Manitoba Moose Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada Life Centre 1994 2001 Winnipeg Jets
Milwaukee Admirals Milwaukee, Wisconsin UW–Milwaukee Panther Arena 1970 2001 Nashville Predators
Rockford IceHogs Rockford, Illinois BMO Harris Bank Center 1995 Chicago Blackhawks
Texas Stars Cedar Park, Texas H-E-B Center at Cedar Park 1999 Dallas Stars
Pacific Abbotsford Canucks Abbotsford, British Columbia Mechanics Bank Arena 1932 1936 Vancouver Canucks
Bakersfield Condors Bakersfield, California Abbotsford Centre 1984 Edmonton Oilers
Colorado Eagles Loveland, Colorado Budweiser Events Center 2003 2018 Colorado Avalanche
Henderson Silver Knights Henderson, Nevada Orleans Arena 1971 Vegas Golden Knights
Ontario Reign Ontario, California Toyota Arena 2001 Los Angeles Kings
San Diego Gulls San Diego, California Pechanga Arena 2000 Anaheim Ducks
San Jose Barracuda San Jose, California SAP Center 1996 San Jose Sharks
Stockton Heat Stockton, California Stockton Arena 1977 Calgary Flames
Tucson Roadrunners Tucson, Arizona Tucson Convention Center 1994 Arizona Coyotes

Former teams

Team City Arena Years Active
Baltimore Clippers Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Civic Center 1962-77
Buffalo Bisons Buffalo, New York Buffalo Memorial Auditorium 1940-70
Cleveland Barons Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland Arena 1937-73
Philadelphia Rockets Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena 1927-42

See also

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American Hockey League
Atlantic Division Bridgeport Islanders • Charlotte Checkers • Hartford Wolf Pack • Hershey Bears • Lehigh Valley Phantoms • Providence Bruins • Springfield Thunderbirds • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
North Division Belleville Senators • Cleveland Monsters • Laval Rocket • Rochester Americans • Syracuse Crunch • Toronto Marlies • Utica Comets
Central Division Chicago Wolves • Grand Rapids Griffins • Iowa Wild • Manitoba Moose • Milwaukee Admirals • Rockford IceHogs • Texas Stars
Pacific Division Abbotsford Canucks • Bakersfield Condors • Colorado Eagles • Henderson Silver Knights • Ontario Reign • San Diego Gulls • San Jose Barracuda • Stockton Heat • Tucson Roadrunners
Defunct Teams Baltimore Clippers • Buffalo Bisons • Cleveland Barons • Philadelphia Rockets
Venues Bell MTS Place • Canada Life Centre • Giant Center • Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza • Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse • SAP Center • Upstate Medical University Arena • Van Andel Arena • XL Center
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