Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced that the Coyotes have signed a new multi-year affiliation agreement with the American Hockey League’s (AHL) San Antonio Rampage. The Rampage have been the Coyotes’ sole AHL affiliate since the 2005-06 season.
“We are excited to be able to maintain our relationship with the San Antonio Rampage,” said Maloney. “The organization provides an excellent market and high quality environment in which our prospects can develop.”
Maloney and Coyotes Assistant General Manager Brad Treliving will make all decisions related to hockey operations for the Rampage. The Coyotes will provide the Rampage with all of the team’s players as well as the coaching staff.
“We are glad to be renewing our agreement with the Phoenix Coyotes, especially since Don Maloney has recently been hired as their general manager,” said Spurs Sports and Entertainment (SS&E) Executive Vice President Rick Pych. “Don has a long history of establishing winning teams based on a philosophy of developing young players at the AHL level. We share the Coyotes philosophy that creating a long-term winner starts here in San Antonio.”
Last season, top Coyotes’ prospects such as Bill Thomas, Keith Yandle
, David LeNeveu, Matt Jones, and Travis Roche spent time with both the Coyotes and Rampage. San Antonio has been a member of the AHL since the 2002-03 season when the Rampage joined the AHL as an expansion franchise. The team competes in the West Division of the AHL’s Western Conference.
The Rampage play their home games at the AT&T Center, which is also home to the 2007 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs and the WNBA Silver Stars.