FORT WAYNE – Fort Wayne Komets General Manager David Franke announced Tuesday that the Komets have entered into a one-year affiliation agreement with the Vegas Golden Knights of the NHL.
The Komets will be the official ECHL affiliate of the Golden Knights. The Chicago Wolves will continue to serve as the Knights' American Hockey League affiliate.
Franke said “We hope that this is mutually beneficial for all three franchises. This is a great opportunity for our players to get a call-up to the Wolves during the course of the 2018-19 season."
The Golden Knights were runnersup in the Stanley Cup finals their initial season. Their head coach is former Komets assistant coach Gerard Gallant who helped lead the Golden Knights to one of the most successful debut seasons for an expansion team in North American major professional sports history.
Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee said “Our young players and prospects will have the opportunity to grow and improve in both Fort Wayne at the ECHL level and then in Chicago at the American Hockey League level.”
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