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Tracking Panthers Prospects and Former Checkers as Hockey Season Begins

AHL Charlotte Checkers January 13, 2021 - While the Checkers won't be playing this season, we can still keep track of a number of players who might otherwise have been with the team during normal circumstances, not to mention our alumni from last season. With the NHL season kicking off tonight, here's the latest on who is starting where. FLORIDA PANTHERS Four skaters on two-way contracts that could have been in Charlotte's mix for a normal season ended up making the Panthers' main 22-man roster: former Checkers Gustav Forsling and Eetu Luostarinen, forward ... Full Story

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Checkers will not participate in 2020-21 AHL Season

AHL Charlotte Checkers January 4, 2021 - The Charlotte Checkers today announced that they will not participate in the 2020-21 American Hockey League season that is set to begin on Feb. 5. The decision, which was made in conjunction with their NHL affiliate, the Florida Panthers, is based on numerous safety and logistical concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic and will allow the organization to turn its full focus towards the 2021-22 season. "While we are disappointed that we cannot resume playing at this time, both the Panthers and Checkers feel it is in t... Full Story

Checkers to Continue Affiliation with Greenville Swamp Rabbits

AHL Charlotte Checkers November 20, 2020 - The NHL's Florida Panthers and ECHL's Greenville Swamp Rabbits today announced an affiliation agreement. As the Panthers' AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers will continue their affiliation with Greenville that was in place when both teams were members of the Carolina Hurricanes organization last season. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Swamp Rabbits," said Derek Wilkinson, the Checkers' senior vice president of hockey operations. "We are grateful to the Spire Hockey ownership group and Presi... Full Story

Charlotte Checkers Announce Affiliation with NHL's Florida Panthers

AHL Charlotte Checkers September 10, 2020 - The Charlotte Checkers today announced that they have reached a multi-year affiliation agreement with the NHL's Florida Panthers that will begin with the 2020-21 season. "We are very fortunate to have found a great partner in the Florida Panthers," said Checkers Chief Operating Officer Tera Black. "We feel confident that this relationship will allow us to continue producing a high-level product while providing a great environment for player development. We look forward to welcoming their players and staff to Charlotte as... Full Story

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