Charlotte Checkers

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Charlotte Checkers
First Season
Team History
Charlotte Checkers (2010-present)
Albany River Rats (1993-2010)
Capital District Islanders (1990-93)
American Hockey League (1990-present)
  • Eastern Conference
    • Atlantic Division
Bojangles Coliseum (2015-present)
Times Union Center (1993-2010)
NHL Affiliate(s)
Florida Panthers (2020-present)
Carolina Hurricanes (2006-20)
Colorado Avalanche (2006-07)
New Jersey Devils (1993-2006)
Key People

The Charlotte Checkers are a minor-league professional ice hockey team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the American Hockey League (AHL) and are the top minor league affiliate of the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL).


Home programs by season

Season/Date Type Opponent Venue
Albany River Rats
1997-98 Regular Season n/a Pepsi Arena
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American Hockey League (2022-23)
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 • Calgary Wranglers • Coachella Valley Firebirds • Colorado Eagles • Henderson Silver Knights • Ontario Reign • San Diego Gulls • San Jose Barracuda • Tucson Roadrunners
Defunct Teams Baltimore Clippers • Buffalo Bisons • Cleveland Barons • Philadelphia Rockets
Current Venues Allstate Arena • Amica Mutual Pavilion • Bell MTS Place • Canada Life Centre • Giant Center • MassMutual Center • Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza • Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse • SAP Center • Scotiabank Saddledome • Upstate Medical University Arena • Van Andel Arena • XL Center
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