The Vancouver Canucks say they will be sharing the AHL’s Utica Comets with the St. Louis Blues for the 2020-21 season, the club announced Monday.
The Blues’ AHL affiliate Springfield Thunderbirds chose to opt-out of the 2020-21 AHL season Monday prompting the two NHL clubs to choose to share a minor league club.
Both clubs will be responsible for filing roster spots on the Utica Comets and team and business operations for the Comets will continue as normal.
“We are very pleased to partner with the Blues to find solutions that help both teams during this unique season,” said Canucks GM Jim Benning. “We have strong leadership and support in Utica and I believe our players and our teams will benefit from this partnership.”
“Vancouver and Utica have worked together seamlessly over the past eight seasons, and this experience has been no different,” expressed Comets President Robert Esche. “We look forward to the opportunity to work with the St. Louis Blues in the same fashion as our Vancouver Canucks.”