Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 26 teams in 20 states and two Canadian provinces as it celebrates its 32nd season in 2019-20. There have been 661 players who have started their career in the ECHL have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 19 who made their NHL debuts in the 2018-19 season.

The ECHL has affiliations with 25 of the 30 NHL teams as of 2018-19.

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