American Hockey League

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American Hockey League
Current season or competition:
2016-17 AHL season
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1936
Commissioner David Andrews
No. of teams 30 (27 American; 3 Canadian)
Country(ies)  Canada
 United States
Most recent champion(s) Lake Erie Monsters
TV partner(s) Canada (English): Sportsnet/Sportsnet One
Canada (French): TVA Sports
Europe: ESPN America
Official website

The American Hockey League or AHL, is a professional ice hockey league based in the United States and Canada. It is considered the farm league of the National Hockey League. The major championship in the AHL that the two winning teams of their conferences play for is the Calder Cup. The oldest current team in the AHL is the Hershey Bears which began play in 1938.

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Cleveland Monsters Utah Grizzlies (1995–2005) Manitoba Moose St. John's IceCaps Manitoba Moose Milwaukee Admirals Ontario Reign (AHL) Manchester Monarchs (AHL) Iowa Wild Houston Aeros (1994–2013) Grand Rapids Griffins Chicago Wolves Bridgeport Sound Tigers San Diego Gulls Norfolk Admirals Texas Stars Iowa Stars Louisville Panthers Albany Devils Lowell Devils San Jose Barracuda Worcester Sharks Cleveland Barons (2001–06) Kentucky Thoroughblades Lehigh Valley Phantoms Adirondack Phantoms Philadelphia Phantoms Beast of New Haven Carolina Monarchs Rockford IceHogs Cincinnati Mighty Ducks Baltimore Bandits Tucson Roadrunners Springfield Falcons Syracuse Crunch Hamilton Canucks Charlotte Checkers (2010–) Albany River Rats Capital District Islanders Providence Bruins Maine Mariners Bakersfield Condors (AHL) Oklahoma City Barons Edmonton Road Runners Toronto Roadrunners Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL) Cape Breton Oilers Nova Scotia Oilers Moncton Golden Flames Sherbrooke Jets Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Cornwall Aces Halifax Citadels Fredericton Express Springfield Thunderbirds Portland Pirates Baltimore Skipjacks Erie Blades Toronto Marlies St. John's Maple Leafs Newmarket Saints St. Catharines Saints New Brunswick Hawks Syracuse Firebirds Philadelphia Firebirds (ice hockey) Stockton Heat Adirondack Flames Abbotsford Heat Quad City Flames Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights Saint John Flames Utica Devils Maine Mariners Hampton Gulls Binghamton Senators Prince Edward Island Senators New Haven Nighthawks San Antonio Rampage Adirondack Red Wings Virginia Wings Cincinnati Swords Moncton Hawks Boston Braves (AHL) Laval AHL team St. John's IceCaps Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL) Quebec Citadelles Fredericton Canadiens Sherbrooke Canadiens Nova Scotia Voyageurs Montreal Voyageurs Baltimore Clippers Richmond Robins Quebec Aces Rochester Americans Philadelphia Rockets St. Louis Flyers Cincinnati Mohawks Washington Lions Indianapolis Capitals Hershey Bears Buffalo Bisons (AHL) Syracuse Stars Utica Comets Peoria Rivermen (AHL) Worcester IceCats Springfield Indians Syracuse Warriors Springfield Indians Hartford Wolf Pack Binghamton Rangers Providence Reds Pittsburgh Hornets Philadelphia Ramblers New Haven Eagles Syracuse Eagles Jacksonville Barons Cleveland Barons (1937-73) Buffalo Bisons (IHL)

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