Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes The Checkers have been affiliated with the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes since moving to the American Hockey League for the 2010-11 season. At that time, the Checkers, along with Grand Rapids, Rockford and Texas, were one of just four AHL teams located less than 200 miles away and in the same state as their NHL affiliate.

As the Hurricanes' top affiliate, the Checkers receive many of the team's top prospects and draft picks so that they may further their development. In the first seven years of the affiliation, 50 different players were involved in a total of 195 transactions between the two clubs, resulting in 1,244 NHL games played by Checkers players.

Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville Swamp Rabbits The ECHL's Greenville Swamp Rabbits, located in Greenville, SC, reached an agreement in the summer of 2019 to become the Hurricanes’ ECHL affiliate. As such, the Swamp Rabbits are the Checkers' primary source of reinforcements when the need arises due to injuries or recalls made by the NHL's Hurricanes.