The Utah Grizzlies have announced an affiliation with the Colorado Avalanche effective July 1, 2018.
"This affiliation helps take us to the next level as we continue to grow the game of hockey in Utah," said Grizzlies CEO Kevin Bruder. "Colorado's dedication to winning and their acknowledgment of the pride and winning culture that we have in our organization is exciting."
"We are excited for this partnership with the Grizzlies," said Avalanche Assistant General Manager Craig Billington, who also serves as General Manager of the Colorado Eagles. "The Grizzlies are a strong organization with ties to the state of Colorado dating back even before the Avalanche came to Denver. The Grizzlies provide a great environment for our prospects to develop in and now gives us the opportunity to have our NHL, AHL and ECHL club all within the Rocky Mountain region."