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Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2023–24 ECHL season
SportIce hockey
No. of teams28
CountryUnited States and Canada
Most recent
Florida Everblades (3rd title)
Official websiteOfficial website

The ECHL (formerly East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in the United States and is considered a lower tier than the American Hockey League (AHL).

Overview[change | change source]

The ECHL and the American Hockey League are the only ice hockey leagues that receive recognition by the collective bargaining agreement between the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association which means that any player that is signed to an entry-level NHL contract and is designated for assignment must report to a club either in the AHL or the ECHL.

The major championship in the ECHL that the two winning team of their conferences play for is the Kelly Cup. There are currently 28 teams in the ECHL.

Teams in the ECHL[change | change source]

  1. A star (*) denotes a franchise move. See the respective team articles for more information.

Other websites[change | change source]