The Checkers entered into a multi-year affiliation with the NHL's Florida Panthers
prior to the 2020-21 season. As the Panthers' top affiliate, the Checkers will receive many of the team's top prospects and draft picks so that they may further their development.
Charlotte is affiliated with the NHL's newest franchise, the Seattle Kraken, for the 2021-22 season. The affiliation is expected to last one season while construction is completed on an arena that will host the Kraken's AHL expansion franchise in Palm Springs, California. In the meantime, the Checkers will receive the Kraken's first group of AHL-eligible prospects under a joint affiliation with the Panthers.
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
The ECHL's Greenville Swamp Rabbits
, located in Greenville, SC, have been a Checkers affiliate since the summer of 2019. Since that time, the Swamp Rabbits have been the Checkers' primary source of reinforcements when the need arises due to injuries or NHL recalls.