Do NHL teams have farm teams? The teams of the National Hockey League also have their own farm teams in the American Hockey League (AHL). For example, the Cleveland Monsters are the farm team for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Which NHL teams share an AHL team?
|NHL TEAM NAME||AHL AFFILIATE||ECHL AFFILIATE|
|Arizona Coyotes||Tucson Roadrunners||Rapid City Rush|
|Boston Bruins||Providence Bruins||Maine Mariners|
|Buffalo Sabres||Rochester Americans||Cincinnati Cyclones|
|Calgary Flames||Stockton Heat||Kansas City Mavericks|
How many AHL teams are owned by NHL teams? Of the 31 AHL teams, 20 are owned by NHL teams. The Seattle Kraken already own an AHL affiliate that will be based in Palm Springs, California. The 11 remaining AHL teams are owned by independent owners, with varying levels of connectivity to their NHL partners.
Which NHL teams do not have an ECHL affiliate? For the 2022–23 season, 28 of the 32 NHL teams have affiliations with an ECHL team with only the Nashville Predators, St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks, and Winnipeg Jets having no official ECHL affiliations. The offseason typically has many affiliation changes between NHL and ECHL teams.