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NHL = The National Hockey League is currently at 31 teams with last season’s addition of the NHL expansion club Las Vegas Golden Knights. With the Seattle expansion team on the horizon, the league will most likely expand again next season.

Congratulations to the Stanley Cup Champions, the Washington Capitals! What a great Final series and opponent. And congratulations to the Vegas Golden Knights for their astonishing first NHL season. — Website.

AHL = American Hockey League will add their 31st team for the 2018-19 season with the addition of the former ECHL’s Colorado Eagles who will be affiliated with the Colorado Avalanche. Other affiliation changes for the coming season: San Antonio Rampage will be affiliated with the St. Louis Blues, and the Chicago Wolves are now the sole affiliate of the Vegas Golden Knights.

Congratulations to the Toronto Marlies for winning their first Calder Cup! — Website. Team Map & Directory.

ECHL = (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) — The ECHL will have 27 teams for the 2018-19 season with a few changes from last season. Departing the ECHL this coming season: the Colorado Eagles has become an AHL franchise, and the Quad City Mallards ceased operations at the end of the 2017-18 season. Two new teams have joined the ECHL: the Maine Mariners (located in Portland) and the Newfoundland Growlers (located in St. John’s).

There are a number ECHL teams who have not yet publicly confirmed their 2018-19 affiliations, however that is not uncommon for this group during early summer.

Congratulations to the back-to-back Kelly Cup Champions Colorado Eagles. — Website. Team Directory.

For last season’s affiliations see 2017-18 NHL team affiliations with AHL and ECHL teams.

Updated September 12, 2018. [List will be updated as more announcements are made. If you are aware of any updates to this list, please let us know.]

NHL TEAMS NHL affiliations with Minor Leagues (ownership indicated if NHL team owned)
Anaheim Ducks
  AHL: San Diego Gulls (NHL owned)
Arizona Coyotes
  AHL: Tucson Roadrunners (NHL owned)
  ECHL: Norfolk Admirals (Affiliation 2018-19) – Arizona announced a 1-year affiliation, Jun. 25, 2018)
Boston Bruins
  AHL: Providence Bruins (Affiliation)
  ECHL: Atlanta Gladiators (Affiliation 2018-19) – Bruins extend their affiliation for 2 years through 2018-19.)
Buffalo Sabres
  AHL: Rochester Americans (NHL owned)
  ECHL: Cincinnati Cyclones (Affiliation 2017-18)
Calgary Flames
  AHL: Stockton Heat (NHL owned)
  ECHL: Kansas City Mavericks (Affiliation 2018-19) – Stockton announced the Flames will renew their affiliation with the Mavericks, June 5, 2017.
Carolina Hurricanes
  AHL: Charlotte Checkers (NHL owned – Michael Kahn)
  ECHL: Florida Everblades (Affiliation – Owned by Peter Karmanos Jr., former majority owner of Hurricanes)
Chicago Blackhawks
  AHL: Rockford IceHogs (Affiliation) – Chicago and Rockford renew their affiliation through 2021-22.
  ECHL: Indy Fuel (Affiliation through 2018-19) – 5-year affiliation agreement signed April 2, 2014 through 2018-19.
Colorado Avalanche
  AHL: Colorado Eagles (Affiliation through 2027-28) Avalanche announce a 10-year affiliation with the Eagles.
  ECHL: Utah Grizzlies (Affiliation 2018-19) – Utah announced affiliation, Jun. 25, 2018.
Columbus Blue Jackets
  AHL: Cleveland Monsters (Affiliation)
Dallas Stars
  AHL: Texas Stars (NHL owned)
  ECHL: Idaho Steelheads (Affiliation through 2019-20; Steelheads announce 2-year affiliation extension July 16, 2018)
Detroit Red Wings
  AHL: Grand Rapids Griffins (Affiliation through 2021-22) – Griffins and Red Wings renew their affiliation for another 5 years through 2021-22, July 6, 2017.
  ECHL: Toledo Walleye (Affiliation 2017-18)
Edmonton Oilers
  AHL: Bakersfield Condors (NHL owned)
  ECHL: Wichita Thunder (affiliation for 2018-19) – Edmonton renews their affiliation for 2018-19.
Florida Panthers
  AHL: Springfield Thunderbirds (Affiliation) –  Florida announced multi-year affiliation with the team beginning in 2016-17]
Los Angeles Kings
  AHL: Ontario Reign (NHL owned – AEG)
  ECHL: Manchester Monarchs (Affiliation)
Minnesota Wild
  AHL: Iowa Wild (NHL owned)
  ECHL: Allen Americans (Affiliation 2018-19) – Minnesota Wild announce their new affiliate July 21, 2018.
Montréal Canadiens
  AHL: Rocket de Laval (NHL owned)
  ECHL: Brampton Beast (Affiliation 2017-18)
Nashville Predators
  AHL: Milwaukee Admirals (Affiliation)
New Jersey Devils
  AHL: Binghamton Devils (NHL owned)
  ECHL: Adirondack Thunder (Affiliation 2018-19) – Adirondack and Devils extend affiliation for 2018-19, May 24, 2018.
New York Islanders
  AHL: Bridgeport Sound Tigers (NHL owned)
  ECHL: Worcester Railers (Affiliation through 2019-20) – Worcester and Islanders renew affiliation through 2019-20, Jun. 1, 2018.
New York Rangers
  AHL: Hartford Wolf Pack (NHL owned)
  ECHL: Maine Mariners (Affiliation 2018-19) – Mariners announce affiliation with Rangers for 2018-19, Apr. 9, 2018.
Ottawa Senators
  AHL: Belleville Senators (NHL owned)
  ECHL: Ottawa had a working relationship with Brampton Beast 2017-18.
Philadelphia Flyers
  AHL: Lehigh Valley Phantoms (Affiliation)
  ECHL: Reading Royals (Affiliation) – Renewed a multi-year affiliation as of July 10, 2016 – Expires 2018-19]
Pittsburgh Penguins
  AHL: Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins (NHL owned)
  ECHL: Wheeling Nailers (Affiliation 2017-18)
San Jose Sharks
  AHL: San Jose Barracuda (NHL owned)
St. Louis Blues
  AHL: San Antonio Rampage (Affiliation through 2022-23) – Rampage announce 5-year affiliation with the Blues, Oct. 10, 2017.
  ECHL: Tulsa Oilers (Affiliation, 2018-19) – Blues extend affiliation for 2018-19, May 31, 2018.
Tampa Bay Lightning
  AHL: Syracuse Crunch (Affiliation through 2022-23) – Extends affiliation through 2022-23, with mutual options for 2023-24 and 2024-25, 9/12/18)
  ECHL: Orlando Solar Bears (Affiliation through 2020-21) – Orlando and Tampa announceannounce a 3-year affiliation through 2020-21, Aug. 13, 2018)
Toronto Maple Leafs
  AHL: Toronto Marlies (NHL owned)
  ECHL: Newfoundland Growlers (Affiliation through 2020-21) – Growlers & Maple Leafs announce a 3-year affiliation through 2020-21, Jun. 14, 2018.
Vancouver Canucks
  AHL: Utica Comets (NHL owned)
  ECHL: Kalamazoo Wings (Affiliation 2017-18)
Vegas Golden Knights
  AHL: Chicago Wolves (Affiliation through 2021-22) – Vegas announce a multiple season affiliation with the Wolves, May 16, 2017. Crain’s Chicago Business news reports the Vegas affiliation is for 5-years through 2021-22, May 16, 2017.
  ECHL: Fort Wayne Komets (Affiliation for 2018-19) – Komets announce their 1-year affiliation with the Vegas Golden Knights, Aug. 21, 2018.
Washington Capitals
  AHL: Hershey Bears (Affiliation through 2019-20) – Washington renews their affiliation with Hershey for 4 more years, through 2019-20, October 6, 2016.)
  ECHL: South Carolina Stingrays (Affiliation 2017-18)
Winnipeg Jets
  AHL: Manitoba Moose (NHL owned)
  ECHL: Jacksonville IceMen (Affiliation 2018-19) – Jacksonville renews affiliation with Winnipeg Jets through 2018-19, with an option to renew for 2019-20, July 18, 2018.