2015-16 ECHL Affiliations

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ECHL Divisions with Logos Icethetics Feb 12 2015

2015-16 ECHL Divisional Alignment – Graphic by Icethetics.

As ECHL teams announce affiliations for the upcoming season new information will be added. Teams in BOLD have already renewed and announced their 2015-16 season affiliations. The ECHL voted earlier this summer to allow only one NHL team affiliation per ECHL team for the 2015-16 season and there will very likely be some ECHL teams with no NHL affiliation. See also the full list of NHL-AHL-ECHL affiliations.

Updated: 22 August 2015

ECHL Team NHL Team for 2015-16
Adirondack Thunder Calgary Flames (NHL owned; 2015-16)
Alaska Aces TBA – former St. Louis Blues/Minnesota Wild joint affiliations
Allen Americans San Jose Sharks (affiliation)
Brampton Beast Montreal Canadiens affiliation (2015-16)
Cincinnati Cyclones Nashville Predators affiliation (2015-16)
Colorado Eagles TBA
Elmira Jackals Buffalo Sabres affiliation – Their affiliation sounds like a multi-year deal but there are no specifics.
Evansville Icemen Ottawa Senators affiliation (2015-16)
Florida Everblades Carolina Hurricanes (Peter Karmanos Jr. is majority owner of both Hurricanes and Everblades; will be sole ECHL team for the Hurricanes)
Fort Wayne Komets Colorado Avalanche affiliation (2015-16 and 2016-17)
Greenville Road Warriors New York Rangers affiliation (2015-16)
Gwinnett Gladiators Boston Bruins 2-year affiliation (2015-16 – 2016-17)
Idaho Steelheads Dallas Stars affiliation (2015-16)
Indy Fuel Chicago Blackhawks affiliation (2015-16 through 2018-19 – 5-year affiliation signed April 2014)
Kalamazoo Wings Columbus Blue Jackets affiliation (2015-16)
Manchester Monarchs LA Kings (partial NHL owned; 2015-16) and “unofficially” Florida Panthers & Portland Pirates will send players to the Monarchs and use them as their ECHL team
Missouri Mavericks New York Islanders affiliation (2015-16 through 2016-17)
Norfolk Admirals Edmonton Oilers (NHL owned; 2015-16)
Orlando Solar Bears Toronto Maple Leafs affiliation (2015-16)
Quad City Mallards Minnesota Wild affiliation (2015-16)
Rapid City Rush Arizona Coyotes affiliation (2015-16)
Reading Royals Philadelphia Flyers affiliation (through 2015-16)
South Carolina Stingrays Washington Capitals (through 2015-16?)
Toledo Walleye Detroit Red Wings (affiliation)
Tulsa Oilers Winnipeg Jets affiliation (2015-16)
Utah Grizzlies Anaheim Ducks affiliation (2015-16)
Wheeling Nailers Pittsburgh Penguins affiliation (2015-16)
Wichita Thunder TBA