The Toledo Walleye and the Detroit Red Wings agreed to extend their affiliation agreement on Monday.
The Red Wings have been Toledo’s NHL parent club since the Walleye’s first season in 2009-10. The organizations signed a two-year extension that lasts through the 2017-18 season.
Toledo will once again develop the Red Wings prospects while serving as Detroit’s AA affiliate in the ECHL. The Walleye will exchange players with the Red Wings’ American Hockey League affiliate in Grand Rapids.
The relationship has been mutually beneficial, according to Neil Neukam, the Walleye's executive vice president, and general manager.
“The Wings have been great to work with,” Neukam said. “The Walleye and Wings go hand in hand. It’s been a great pipeline for the Wings to have their top two affiliated teams [nearby]. Anytime that they are in a pinch, they can pluck a guy and bring him up.”
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