SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews announced today that the league’s Board of Governors approved the following rule changes at its Fall Meeting, held Tuesday in Springfield:
In operation since 1936, the AHL continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 80 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and for the fifth year in a row, more than 6.3 million fans attended AHL games across North America in 2005-06.
The AHL’s 71st regular season begins on Wed., Oct. 4, as 27 teams begin competition for the prestigious Calder Cup.