The Springfield Thunderbirds are proud to be the American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Florida Panthers in an affiliation that began in the 2016-17 season.
Based out of the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., the Panthers are entering their 26th season in the NHL. The 2018-19 Panthers saw six players make their NHL debuts after spending time with the Thunderbirds.
Head Coach: Joel Quenneville
President of Hockey Operations/General Manager: Dale Tallon
Assistant GM/Thunderbirds General Manager: Eric Joyce