The changes keep on coming for the Norfolk Admirals. Before we get to the new logo and uniforms the team announced their new affiliation agreement on Thursday. That agreement is with the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League.
The interview in this video is with the Admirals President Michael Santos who said this of the affiliation, "After a thorough process, the Nashville Predators are the perfect fit for the city of Norfolk and the Admirals. Their proven history of community outreach, innovative marketing, player development and winning is everything Admirals fans demand of us."
Predators Director of Hockey Operations Brian Poile added, "As an organization, we're a big believer in the direction the Admirals are headed. We love having committed relationships with our affiliates for a variety of reasons, not limited to only player development."
Milwaukee will continue to be Nashville's AHL affiliate. They are also the Admirals.
Since their inception in 1998, 35 Predators have been ECHL alumnus, including players such as Tomas Vokoun, Vern Fiddler and Anthony Bitetto.