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American Hockey League
Current season or competition:
2013-14 AHL season
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1936
Commissioner David Andrews
No. of teams 30 (26 American; 4 Canadian)
Country(ies)  Canada
 United States
Most recent champion(s) Grand Rapids Griffins
TV partner(s) Canada (English): Sportsnet/Sportsnet One
Canada (French): TVA Sports
Europe: ESPN America
Official website AHL.com

The American Hockey League or AHL, is a professional ice hockey league based in the United States and Canada. It is considered the farm league of the National Hockey League. The major championship in the AHL that the two winning teams of their conferences play for is the Calder Cup. The oldest current team in the AHL is the Hershey Bears which began play in 1938.

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Timeline

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