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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 24th season in the NHL. The 2017-18 Panthers season saw the club narrowly miss a playoff berth, but it saw current and former Thunderbirds play more than 200 combined games in the NHL for Florida.

In total, seven Panthers making their NHL debuts in 2017-18 spent time with the Thunderbirds.

Panthers Information

Website: panthers.nhl.com  Facebook: facebook.com/flapanthers  Twitter: @FlaPanthers

Head Coach: Bob Boughner

President of Hockey Operations/General Manager: Dale Tallon

Assistant GM/Thunderbirds General Manager: Eric Joyce