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Alaska Aces

Coach: Rob Murray

Last season: 43-18-11, lost conference finals

Key player: Nick Mazzolini, F, 21 goals and 56 points last season

Arena: Sullivan Arena (6,399)

Website: www.alaskaaces.com

Bakersfield Condors

Coach: Matt O’Dette

Last season: 24-41-7, missed playoffs

Key player: Tyler Helfrich, F, 19 goals, 50 points last season

Arena: Rabobank Arena (8,782)

Website: www.bakersfieldcondors.com

Cincinnati Cyclones

Coach: Jarrod Skalde

Last season: 35-28-9, missed playoffs

Key player: Mathieu Aubin, RW, 30 goals, 68 points last season

Arena: U.S. Bank Arena (6,955)

Website: www.cycloneshockey.com

Colorado Eagles

Coach: Chris Stewart

Last season: 38-28-6, lost conference quarterfinals

Key player: Aaron Schneekloth, D, 20 goals, 62 points last season

Arena: Budweiser Events Center (5,289)

Website: www.coloradoeagles.com

Elmira Jackals

Coach: Dwight Mullins

Last season: 45-22-5, lost conference semifinals

Key player: Dustin Gazley, F, 25 goals, 85 points last season

Arena: First Arena (3,784)

Website: www.jackalshockey.com

Evansville IceMen

Coach: Rich Kromm

Last season: 40-22-4, lost conference semifinals

Key player: Todd Robinson, C, 23 goals, 92 points last season

Arena: Ford Center (9,100)

Website: www.evansvilleicemen.com

Florida Everblades

Coach: Greg Poss

Last season: 39-26-7, won ECHL title

Key player: David Rutherford, C, 25 goals, 55 points last season

Arena: Germain Arena (7,186)

Website: www.floridaeverblades.com

Komets

Coach: Al Sims

Last season: 40-19-7, won CHL title

Key player: Colin Chaulk, C, 22 goals, 61 points last season

Arena: Memorial Coliseum (10,500)

Website: www.komets.com

Greenville Road Warriors

Coach: Dean Stork

Last season: 41-25-6, lost conference quarterfinals

Key player: Brandon Wong, F, 31 goals, 61 points last season

Arena: BI-LO Center (7,044)

Website: www.greenvilleroadwarriors.com

Gwinnett Gladiators

Coach: John Wroblewski

Last season: 41-20-11, lost conference quarterfinals

Key player: Tyler Murovich, F, 16 goals, 47 points last season

Arena: The Arena at Gwinnett (11,355)

Website: www.gwinnettgladiators.com

Idaho Steelheads

Coach: Brad Ralph

Last season: 31-32-9, lost conference semifinals

Key player: Ben Ondrus, RW, 52 NHL games

Arena: CenturyLink Arena (5,006)

Website: www.idahosteelheads.com

Kalamazoo Wings

Coach: Nick Bootland

Last season: 38-26-8, lost conference finals

Key player: Kory Karlander, C, 18 goals, 55 points last season

Arena: Wings Stadium (5,113)

Website: www.kwings.com

Las Vegas Wranglers

Coach: Ryan Mougenel

Last season: 42-22-8, lost Kelly Cup finals

Key player: Joe Fallon, G, 35-12-4 in AHL last season

Arena: Orleans Arena (7,773)

Website: www.lasvegaswranglers.com

Ontario Reign

Coach: Jason Christie

Last season: 43-21-8, lost conference quarterfinals

Key player: Derek Couture, RW, 28 goals, 60 points last season

Arena: Citizens Business Bank Arena (9,616)

Website: www.ontarioreign.com

Orlando Solar Bears

Coach: Drake Berehowsky

Last season: Expansion team

Key player: Ryan Cruthers, C, 13 goals, 42 points last season

Arena: Amway Center (17,200)

Website: www.orlandosolarbearshockey.com

Reading Royals

Coach: Larry Courville

Last season: 36-28-8, lost conference quarterfinals

Key player: Yannick Tifu, C, 23 goals, 70 points last season

Arena: Sovereign Center (7,160)

Website: www.royalshockey.com

San Francisco Bulls

Coach: Pat Curcio

Last season: Expansion team

Key player: Jordan Morrison, F, 20 goals, 55 points last season

Arena: Cow Palace (11,089)

Website: www.sfbulls.com

South Carolina Stingrays

Coach: Spencer Carbery

Last season: 37-28-7, lost conference semifinals

Key player: Mike Ullrich, C, 29 goals, 64 points last season in CHL

Arena: North Charleston Coliseum (6,712)

Website: www.stingrayshockey.com

Stockton Thunder

Coach: Matt Thomas

Last season: 34-33-5, lost conference semifinals

Key player: Gabriel Levesque, C, 23 points in 26 games last season

Arena: Stockton Arena (9,737)

Website: www.stocktonthunder.com

Toledo Walleye

Coach: Nick Vitucci

Last season: 28-38-6, missed playoffs

Key player: Kyle Rogers, RW, 20 goals, 44 points last season

Arena: Huntington Center (7,431)

Website: www.toledowalleye.com

Trenton Titans

Coach: Vince Williams

Last season: 21-41-10, missed playoffs

Key player: Andy Bohmbach, LW, 27 goals, 64 points last season

Arena: Sun National Bank Center (7,605)

Website: www.trentontitanshockey.com

Utah Grizzlies

Coach: Kevin Colley

Last season: 33-33-6, lost conference quarterfinals

Key player: Paul McIlveen, F, 30 goals, 67 points last season

Arena: Maverik Center (10,207)

Website: www.utahgrizzlies.com

Wheeling Nailers

Coach: Clark Donatelli, lost conference quarterfinals

Last season: 37-26-9

Key player: Chris Barton, F, 29 goals, 60 points last season

Arena: WesBanco Arena (5,406)

Website: www.wheelingnailers.com

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– Justin A. Cohn, The Journal Gazette

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