On Monday, the Komets announced they would be affiliated with the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL and the Tuscon Roadrunners of the AHL for one year. The Adirondack Thunder and Tulsa Oilers are now the only two teams in the ECHL who do not currently have affiliations. The Komets were the only independent team in the ECHL and had been that way since they left their affiliation with the Colorado Avalanche in the 2015-16 season.

The Komets’ new AHL affiliate, the Roadrunners, finished last season with a 29-31-8-0 record last season, good enough for 23rd out of 30 teams in the AHL. The Coyotes finished last season with a 32-40-10-2 record which placed them 27th out of 30 teams. It’s also worth noting that the Komets recently signed former Coyote Justin Hodgman.

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