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Player Development

Scott Darling became the first SPHL player to reach the NHL, winning the 2015 Stanley Cup as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks. Darling played in the SPHL from 2010-2012 with Louisiana and Mississippi (RiverKings) (Photo credit Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images)

 

Since its inception in 2004, over 700 Southern Professional Hockey League players have been called up during the season to the ECHL, CHL or other ‘AA’ level (or higher) league, combining for nearly 12,000 games played. ┬áLast season, 70 different players earned the opportunity to advance to the ECHL where they played a combined 867 games for 25 of the ECHL’s 26 teams.

2019-2020 Promotions

Team
Players Loaned
Games Played
Total Callups
Birmingham
5 61 6
Evansville
9 76
11
Fayetteville
13 144 18
Huntsville
3
55
3
Knoxville
9 117
12
Macon
5 88 6
Pensacola
9
125
12
Peoria
6
108
7
Quad City
5
27 5
Roanoke
6 66 6
Now entering its 17th season of play, the SPHL has firmly established itself as one of the top professional hockey leagues in North America.