San Antonio Rampage sold to Vegas; Blues begin search for new AHL affiliate 'immediately'

The Vegas Golden Knights have purchased the St. Louis Blues' American Hockey League affiliate, San Antonio Rampage.

Sam Masterson
February 06, 2020 - 3:58 pm
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The Vegas Golden Knights have purchased the St. Louis Blues' American Hockey League affiliate, San Antonio Rampage and plan to move the minor league team to Las Vegas next season. 

Rampage will finish the 2019-20 season in San Antonio and remain the Blues minor league partners. The move is pending approval from the AHL Board of Governors.

The Blues signed a five-year agreement with San Antonio in 2017. It appears that deal will end after this season.

Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong released the following statement regarding the Golden Knights purchasing the Rampage:

“We are aware of the news regarding Vegas purchasing the San Antonio organization.  The Blues will finish the remainder of the 2019-20 season with San Antonio as our AHL affiliate.  In the meantime, our pursuit of a new minor league affiliate will begin immediately.  We will have no further comment on this topic at this time.”

The Golden Knights' current AHL affiliation is the Chicago Wolves, who was the Blues' partner as recently as 2016-17 season. The Wolves will be looking for a new NHL partner for next season. 

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