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The AHL Plans To Start Their Season On February 5, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and CEO Scott Howson has announced that the league’s Board of Governors has approved moving the anticipated start date of the 2020-21 season to February 5, 2021, due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.

The AHL continues to work with its member clubs to monitor developments and local guidelines in all 31 league cities. Further details regarding the 2020-21 American Hockey League season are still to be determined.

In operation since 1936, the AHL serves as the top development league for all 31 National Hockey League teams. Nearly 90 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and more than 100 honored members of the Hockey Hall of Fame spent time in the AHL in their careers.

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Paul's avatar

Stephen Whyno tweet,

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly says AHL kept them update on thought process, doesn’t expect this news to affect NHL planning for when season starts.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/28/20 at 03:21 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

That’s all fine and dandy but how are these clubs going to pay their bills when they can’t sell seats? I know the Griffins have made it clear they are a break even operation as is.

I also wonder what the Griffins lineup will look like with some of the players committed to their European leagues.

Posted by TreKronor on 10/28/20 at 07:41 PM ET

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