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Ducks sign affiliate deal with ECHL’s Jackals

Elmira JackalsThe Anaheim Ducks are centralizing player development in upper New York State, adding the Elmira Jackals (ECHL) to the lineup after signing the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch to a player-development deal.

“We are thrilled to be entering into a formal affiliation agreement with Elmira,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “With ideal proximity to Syracuse and a premier facility in First Arena, Elmira will be a key partner in the development of our young players.”

The Elmira Jackals joined the ECHL in 2007 after playing the previous seven seasons in the United Hockey League (UHL). Since joining the ECHL in 2007-08, Elmira has qualified for the playoffs in all three seasons and led the league in sellouts (32) at First Arena. In 2009-10, Elmira won its first ECHL division championship with a 37-26-9 record for first place in the East Division. The Jackals scored a league-leading 275 goals last season, establishing a franchise record.

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