About the ECHL
Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 27 teams in 20 states and two Canadian provinces for its 34th season in 2021-22. There have been more than 700 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL. The ECHL has affiliations with 27 of the 32 NHL teams in 2021-22, marking the 245h consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on Twitter and Facebook.