American Hockey League President and CEO Scott Howson has announced that the league’s Board of Governors has approved moving the anticipated start date of the 2020-21 season to Feb. 5, 2021, due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.
The AHL continues to work with its member clubs to monitor developments and local guidelines in all 31 league cities. Further details regarding the 2020-21 American Hockey League season are still to be determined.
In operation since 1936, the AHL serves as the top development league for all 31 National Hockey League teams. Nearly 90 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and more than 100 honored members of the Hockey Hall of Fame spent time in the AHL in their careers.
The targeted start date for the 2020-21 AHL regular season has been moved to February 5, 2021.
Further details regarding the 2020-21 season are still to be determined.
— AHL Communications (@AHLPR) October 28, 2020
Update regarding the American Hockey League. The Amerks may go 11 months without playing a game. https://t.co/Jbpoh0eMUz
— Lance Lysowski (@LLysowski) October 28, 2020