DENVER (AP) — The average distance from rink to rink between NHL teams and their AHL affiliates is roughly 460 miles. Several teams have moved their minor league affiliates closer to base camp in recent years.

The Colorado Avalanche relocated their farm team from San Antonio, Texas, to Loveland, Colorado, in 2018. The Ottawa Senators moved theirs from Binghamton, New York, to Belleville, Ontario, in 2017.

The Vegas Golden Knights recently announced their purchase of an AHL franchise from the operators of the San Antonio Rampage. The plan is to relocate the team to Henderson, Nevada, and begin play at the Orleans Arena next season.

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