Vancouver Canucks and Victoria Salmon Kings renew agreement
/ Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have renewed their affiliation agreement with the Victoria Salmon Kings of the ECHL.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to continue to develop our relationship with the Salmon Kings,” said Lorne Henning, Vice President of Player Personnel & Assistant General Manager, Vancouver Canucks. “The Salmon Kings have done an excellent job in developing their franchise and players and have greatly contributed to the progress of our prospects. We have had an excellent working relationship with the Salmon Kings and are excited about working alongside this club to continue to promote the growth of hockey in British Columbia.”
The Victoria Salmon Kings franchise was established in 2004 after being relocated from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Salmon Kings were one of nine ECHL expansion teams in 2003-04, a league that consists of 27 teams. Victoria plays within the West Division of the ECHL’s National Conference made up of four teams including the Alaska Aces, Idaho Steelheads and Phoenix RoadRunners. The Canucks and Salmon Kings originally announced their partnership on July 18, 2006.