The Vegas Golden Knights have a new ECHL affiliate, after announcing an agreement with the Savannah Ghost Pirates. The new franchise will begin play in the 2022-23 season after originally being announced in October 2021. In addition to the affiliation, the Ghost Pirates have also announced the first coach in franchise history, hiring Rick Bennett.
Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon released a short statement:
This affiliation with Savannah gives us alignment from the ECHL level through Henderson and up to the NHL.