The Orlando Solar Bears are looking for new affiliation after The Maple Leafs have entered into an affiliation with the Newfoundland Growlers, an ECHL expansion franchise based out of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador that will begin play in the 2018-19 campaign. An announcement regarding Orlando’s new NHL affiliate for the 2018-19 season will be made later this summer.
Now to start the rumor mill, there is only a handful of NHL teams that do not have ECHL representation, and they are...
The Tampa bay Lightning
The Florida Panthers
Columbus Blue Jackets
Vegas Golden Knights