SPRINGFIELD, MA – The AHL divisions and conferences will look slightly different in the 2017-18 season.

Thursday, the league announced a new alignment for the coming season. It was approved earlier this week at the league’s spring Board of Governors meetings in Chicago.

Below is the breakdown:

Courtesy: AHL

The most significant move is the Charlotte Checkers, who will go from the Central Division in the Western Conference to the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference.

The format for the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs will be finalized by the Board of Governors at its Annual Meeting in Hilton Head Island, S.C., July 2-6, and the complete playing schedule for the 2017-18 regular season, which begins Oct. 6, will be announced this summer.

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