SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews announced that the league’s Board of Governors, which convened for its Spring Meeting today in Chicago, Ill., has approved the following division alignment for the 2018-19 AHL season:
Changes from the 2017-18 season include:
- Colorado joining the AHL as its 31st active team and playing in the Pacific Division
- San Antonio and Texas moving from the Pacific Division to the Central Division
- Cleveland moving from the Central Division to the North Division
The playing schedule for the 2018-19 regular season, which begins Oct. 5, will be announced this summer.
In operation since 1936, the AHL continues to serve as the top development league for all 31 National Hockey League teams. More than 87 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and for the 17th year in a row, more than 6 million fans have attended AHL games across North America in 2017-18.