Grand Rapids Griffins

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Grand Rapids Griffins
First Season
Team History
Grand Rapids Griffins (1996-present)
American Hockey League (2001-present)
  • Western Conference
    • Central Division

International Hockey League (1996-2001)

  • Eastern Conference (1996-2001)
    • Northeast Division (1997-99)
    • North Division (1996-97)
Van Andel Arena (1996-present)
NHL Affiliate(s)
Detroit Red Wings (2002-present)
Ottawa Senators (1999-2002)

The Grand Rapids Griffins are a professional hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL) based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and play home games at Van Andel Arena. They are the AHL affiliate to the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League, and are the 2013 and 2017 Calder Cup champions.

The franchise began in the now-defunct International Hockey League in 1996 and merged into the AHL in 2001.


Home programs by season

Season/Date Type Opponent Venue
1998-99 Regular Season n/a Van Andel Arena

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

2010s 2019-20
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American Hockey League
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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
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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 • Scotiabank Saddledome • Upstate Medical University Arena • Van Andel Arena • XL Center
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