The AHL is a league that heavily depends on gate revenue to cover expenses so we knew the 2021 season would be difficult to navigate. Now there’s word several teams will be opting out of next season.
Three AHL teams will not take the ice next season: the Charlotte Checkers, Milwaukee Admirals, and Springfield Thunderbirds. They are the AHL affiliates of the Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators, and St. Louis Blues respectively.
Patrick Williams was the first to report the news.