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AHL games coming to NHL Network

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League and NHL Network today announced a schedule of 10 AHL games to be aired live on NHL Network during the 2017-18 regular season.

NHL Network’s coverage of the American Hockey League begins on Nov. 19 when the Toronto Marlies, top affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs, host the defending Eastern Conference champion Syracuse Crunch, top affiliate of the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning.

“As the home to the top prospects for all 31 National Hockey League teams, we are excited to be teaming with NHL Network to showcase the excitement, skill and energy of American Hockey League action to our fans across the United States,” said David Andrews, AHL President and Chief Executive Officer.

AHL on NHL Network
Sunday, Nov. 19
Syracuse Crunch [TB] at Toronto Marlies [TOR], 4 ET

Wednesday, Nov. 29
Syracuse Crunch [TB] at Toronto Marlies [TOR], 7 ET

Sunday, Dec. 17
Milwaukee Admirals [NSH] at Chicago Wolves [VGK], 4 ET

Sunday, Jan. 21
Cleveland Monsters [CBJ] at Chicago Wolves [VGK], 4 ET

Wednesday, Feb. 21
Binghamton Devils [NJ] at Toronto Marlies [TOR], 11 a.m. ET

Wednesday, Feb. 28
Syracuse Crunch [TB] at Toronto Marlies [TOR], 11 a.m. ET

Sunday, Mar. 11
Binghamton Devils [NJ] at Lehigh Valley Phantoms [PHI], 5 ET

Monday, Mar. 12
Laval Rocket [MTL] at Toronto Marlies [TOR], 3 ET (Air Canada Centre)

Sunday, Mar. 25
Springfield Thunderbirds [FLA] at Toronto Marlies [TOR], 4 ET

Thursday, Apr. 5
Utica Comets [VAN] at Toronto Marlies [TOR], 11 a.m. ET

In operation since 1936, the American Hockey League continues to serve as the top development league for the players, coaches, managers, trainers, executives and broadcasters of all 31 National Hockey League teams. More than 88 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates – including stars such as P.K. Subban, Brent Burns, Braden Holtby, Claude Giroux and Jamie Benn – and more than 100 honored members of the Hockey Hall of Fame developed in the AHL – among them Johnny Bower, Terry Sawchuk, Larry Robinson, Patrick Roy and Brett Hull.