GREENVILLE, SC – The Greenville Road Warriors announced today that they have entered into an affiliation agreement with the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers and the American Hockey League’s Hartford Wolf Pack for the 2010-11 season.
“We are all very happy and proud to be the ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers,” said Neil Smith, Road Warriors owner and president. “Glen Sather and Jim Schoenfeld are committed to player development and we will work hard to develop future Rangers here in Greenville.”
Smith was President and General Manager of the New York Rangers from 1989 to 2000, winning the Stanley Cup in 1994 along with the AHL’s Calder Cup in 2000 when the Hartford Wolf Pack were champions. As the Rangers’ and Wolf Pack’s ECHL affiliate, the Road Warriors will receive players for the purpose of developing them as professionals with the ultimate goal of reaching the NHL.