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AHL Board approves ownership transfer

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews announced today that the league’s Board of Governors has unanimously approved the transfer of ownership of the Peoria Rivermen franchise to a group headed by Tom Stillman.

The approval comes following the National Hockey League’s approval of the sale of the St. Louis Blues to the same group earlier this week.

The Peoria Rivermen have been the Blues’ top development team in the American Hockey League since 2005.

In operation since 1936, the American Hockey League continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 88 percent of all players competing in the NHL this season have been AHL graduates, and through the years the American Hockey League has been home to more than 100 honored members of the Hockey Hall of Fame.