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Syracuse Crunch, Tampa Bay Lightning Extend Affiliation

The Syracuse Crunch (AHL) and Tampa Bay Lightning have announced a five-year extension of their affiliation, with the agreement including an option for two extra years. The two teams will maintain their affiliation through the 2022-23 season, with a mutual option for 2023-24 and 2024-25. This affiliation extension includes the restructuring of the agreement for the 2018-19 season. (more…)

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Ducks sign affiliate deal with ECHL’s Jackals

The 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 […]

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Ducks revamp minor-league ties, adding Syracuse, dropping Bakersfield

The Anaheim Ducks, who played without an AHL affiliate last season, has signed a deal to supply players to the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch and is dropping the ECHL’s Bakersfield Condors in the process. The decision to drop the Condors was purely logistical: Ducks management didn’t want to have two minor-league affiliates on different coasts. And […]

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