FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, July 31, 2017
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed a one-year affiliation agreement with the Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL.
"We are excited to partner with the Fort Wayne Komets as our new ECHL affiliate," said Chayka. "The Komets are a first class organization with a very passionate fan base. We look forward to a great partnership."
Fort Wayne is entering its sixth season in the ECHL and plays its home games at the Allen County War Memorial in Fort Wayne, IN. The Komets are one of 28 teams that compete in the ECHL and play in the Central Division of the Western Conference. The franchise was founded in 1952 and have claimed nine championships in the IHL, UHL and CHL. The Komets have made the ECHL playoffs in four of the five seasons since joining the League.