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2021–22 ECHL season
League ECHL
Sport Ice hockey
Duration October 21, 2021 – April 17, 2022
Regular season
Playoffs
Kelly Cup
ECHL seasons
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The 2021–22 ECHL season is the 34th season of the ECHL. The regular season is scheduled to run from October 21, 2021, to April 17, 2022, with the Kelly Cup playoffs to follow. Twenty-seven teams in 20 states and two Canadian provinces each play a 72-game schedule.[1]

2021–22 ECHL season
League ECHL
Sport Ice hockey
Duration October 21, 2021 – April 17, 2022
Regular season
Playoffs
Kelly Cup
ECHL seasons
2022–23 →

The 2021–22 ECHL season is the 34th season of the ECHL. The regular season is scheduled to run from October 21, 2021, to April 17, 2022, with the Kelly Cup playoffs to follow. Twenty-seven teams in 20 states and two Canadian provinces each play a 72-game schedule.[1]

League business[]

League changes[]

Following the delayed and COVID-19 pandemic affected season that led to 12 teams going on hiatus before starting the season, the league plans to return its typical season start date in October with 27 teams participating. The league will also return to a two-conference, four-division alignment.[1]

Team changes[]

Affiliation changes[]

ECHL team New affiliates Former affiliates
Adirondack Thunder Utica Comets (AHL) Binghamton Devils (AHL)
Allen Americans Minnesota Wild (NHL)
Iowa Wild (AHL)
Atlanta Gladiators Boston Bruins (NHL)
Providence Bruins
Iowa Heartlanders[4] Minnesota Wild (NHL)
Iowa Wild (AHL)
Expansion team
Jacksonville Icemen[5] New York Rangers (NHL)
Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)
Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Kalamazoo Wings[6] Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
Cleveland Monsters (AHL)
Vancouver Canucks (AHL)
Utica Comets (AHL)
Maine Mariners[7] Boston Bruins (NHL)
Providence Bruins (AHL)
New York Rangers (NHL)
Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)
Trois-Rivières Lions[8] Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
Laval Rocket (AHL)
Expansion team

2021–22 teams[]

Alignment and affiliations as of July 3, 2021. Not all affiliations for the 2021–22 season have been announced or extended.[9]

Division Team City Arena Founded Joined Head coach NHL affiliate AHL affiliate
Eastern Conference
North Adirondack Thunder Glens Falls, New York Cool Insuring Arena 1990* Alex Loh New Jersey Devils Utica Comets
Maine Mariners Portland, Maine Cross Insurance Arena 1989* 2003 Riley Armstrong Boston Bruins Providence Bruins
Newfoundland Growlers St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Mile One Centre 2018 Vacant Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Marlies
Reading Royals Reading, Pennsylvania Santander Arena 1991* Kirk MacDonald Philadelphia Flyers Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Trois-Rivières Lions Trois-Rivières, Quebec Le Nouveau Colisée 2021 Éric Bélanger Montreal Canadiens[10] Laval Rocket
Worcester Railers Worcester, Massachusetts DCU Center 2017 David Cunniff New York Islanders Bridgeport Islanders
South Atlanta Gladiators Duluth, Georgia Gas South Arena 1995* Jeff Pyle
Florida Everblades Estero, Florida Hertz Arena 1998 Brad Ralph Nashville Predators Milwaukee Admirals
Greenville Swamp Rabbits Greenville, South Carolina Bon Secours Wellness Arena 1987* 1988 Andrew Lord Florida Panthers Charlotte Checkers
Jacksonville Icemen Jacksonville, Florida VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena 1992* 2012 Jason Christie New York Rangers Hartford Wolf Pack
Norfolk Admirals Norfolk, Virginia Norfolk Scope 1995* 2003 Rod Taylor Independent
Orlando Solar Bears Orlando, Florida Amway Center 2012 Drake Berehowsky Tampa Bay Lightning Syracuse Crunch
South Carolina Stingrays North Charleston, South Carolina North Charleston Coliseum 1993 Ryan Blair Washington Capitals Hershey Bears
Western Conference
Central Cincinnati Cyclones Cincinnati, Ohio Heritage Bank Center 1995* Matt Thomas Buffalo Sabres Rochester Americans
Fort Wayne Komets Fort Wayne, Indiana Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 1985* 2012 Ben Boudreau Vegas Golden Knights Henderson Silver Knights
Indy Fuel Indianapolis, Indiana Indiana Farmers Coliseum 2014 Doug Christiansen Chicago Blackhawks Rockford IceHogs
Iowa Heartlanders Coralville, Iowa Xtream Arena 2021 Vacant Minnesota Wild Iowa Wild
Kalamazoo Wings Kalamazoo, Michigan Wings Event Center 1999* 2009 Nick Bootland Columbus Blue Jackets Cleveland Monsters
Toledo Walleye Toledo, Ohio Huntington Center 1991 Dan Watson Detroit Red Wings Grand Rapids Griffins
Wheeling Nailers Wheeling, West Virginia WesBanco Arena 1981* 1988 Derek Army Pittsburgh Penguins Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Mountain Allen Americans Allen, Texas Allen Event Center 2009 2014 Steve Martinson
Idaho Steelheads Boise, Idaho CenturyLink Arena 1997 2003 Everett Sheen Dallas Stars Texas Stars
Kansas City Mavericks Independence, Missouri Cable Dahmer Arena 2009 2014 Tad O'Had Calgary Flames Stockton Heat
Rapid City Rush Rapid City, South Dakota Rushmore Plaza Civic Center 2008 2014 Scott Burt Arizona Coyotes Tucson Roadrunners
Tulsa Oilers Tulsa, Oklahoma BOK Center 1992 2014 Rob Murray Anaheim Ducks San Diego Gulls
Utah Grizzlies West Valley City, Utah Maverik Center 1981* 1988 Tim Branham Colorado Avalanche Colorado Eagles
Wichita Thunder Wichita, Kansas Intrust Bank Arena 1992 2014 Bruce Ramsay Edmonton Oilers Bakersfield Condors
Notes
  1. An asterisk (*) denotes a franchise move. See the respective team articles for more information.


All-star game[]

During the 2019–20 season, the league had awarded the Jacksonville Icemen the 2021 All-Star Game,[11] but the Jacksonville-hosted event was deferred to 2022.[12]

Standings[]

To be added upon completion of the regular season

References[]

External links[]

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