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Coachella Valley Firebirds

NHL Affiliate:Seattle KrakenFounded:2022
Home Rink:Acrisure ArenaCoach:Dan Bylsma
GM: Steve FraserCaptain:Vacant

The Coachella Valley Firebirds are a professional ice hockey expansion team based in Palm Desert, California, that will begin play in the 2022-23 American Hockey League (AHL) season. The team will be an owned-and-operated affiliate of the Seattle Kraken, which began play during the 2021–22 National Hockey League season. Located in Southern California’s Coachella Valley, the Acrisure Arena in Thousand Palms, will become the team’s home arena, once it is completed in late 2022.

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