Do NHL teams have minor league teams?
American Hockey League.
|Current season, competition or edition: 2022–23 AHL season|
|American Hockey League logo|
|No. of teams||32|
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|
Who are the AHL teams?
Is the ECHL a minor league? The ECHL and the AHL are the only minor leagues recognized by the collective bargaining agreement between the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association, meaning any player signed to an entry-level NHL contract and designated for assignment must report to a club in either the ECHL