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.
The ECHL's Florida Everblades
, located in Estero, FL, affiliated with the Panthers in July of 2022. Moving forward, they will be the Checkers' primary source of reinforcements when the need arises due to injuries or NHL recalls. The Checkers and Everblades were previously together as Carolina Hurricanes affiliates between 2010-2019.