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Central Division Capsules

CINCINNATI CYCLONES
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Arena (Capacity): Heritage Bank Center (6,955)
Coach: Jason Payne, 3rd Season (83-48-13)
2023 Kelly Cup Playoffs: Lost Central Division Finals to Toledo (4 games to 0)
NHL Affiliate: New York Rangers
AHL Affiliate: Hartford Wolf Pack
 
2022-23 in review
Record: 47-16-9, 103 points
Division Finish: 1st, Central
Overall ECHL Finish: 2nd
Goals Per Game (Rank): 3.71 (T3rd)
Goals-Against Average (Rank): 3.00 (10th)
Power Play (Rank): 18.4% (20th)
Penalty Killing (Rank): 81.5% (T11th)
 
 
FORT WAYNE KOMETS
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Arena (Capacity): Memorial Coliseum (10,500)
Coach: Jesse Kallechy, 1st Season
2023 Kelly Cup Playoffs: Lost Central Division Semifinals to Cincinnati (4 games to 3)
NHL Affiliate: Edmonton Oilers
AHL Affiliate: Bakersfield Condors
 
2022-23 in review
Record: 34-31-7, 75 points
Division Finish:4th, Central
Overall ECHL Finish: 16th
Goals Per Game (Rank): 3.71 (T3rd)
Goals-Against Average (Rank): 3.79 (25th)
Power Play (Rank): 22.4% (5th)
Penalty Killing (Rank): 82.9% (4th)
 
 
INDY FUEL
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Arena (Capacity): Indiana Farmers Coliseum (6,145)
Coach: Duncan Dalmao, 3rd Season (54-30-5)
2023 Kelly Cup Playoffs: Lost Central Division Semifinals to Toledo (4 games to 0)
NHL Affiliate: Chicago Blackhawks
AHL Affiliate: Rockford IceHogs
 
2022-23 in review
Record: 43-24-5, 91 points
Division Finish: 3rd, Central
Overall ECHL Finish: 7th
Goals Per Game (Rank): 3.39 (T9th)
Goals-Against Average (Rank): 2.89 (5th)
Power Play (Rank): 20.1% (16th)
Penalty Killing (Rank): 82.4% (T6th)
 
 
IOWA HEARTLANDERS
Location: Coralville, Iowa
Arena (Capacity): Xtream Arena (5,100)
Coach: Derek Damon, 2nd Season (22-36-14)
2023 Kelly Cup Playoffs: Did Not Qualify
NHL Affiliate: Minnesota Wild
AHL Affiliate: Iowa Wild
 
2022-23 in review
Record: 22-36-14, 58 points
Division Finish: 7th, Central
Overall ECHL Finish: 26th
Goals Per Game (Rank): 2.63 (27th)
Goals-Against Average (Rank): 3.56 (19th)
Power Play (Rank): 14.5% (28th)
Penalty Killing (Rank): 76.3% (T26th)
 
 
 
KALAMAZOO WINGS
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Arena (Capacity): Wings Event Center (5,113)
Coach: Joel Martin, 2nd Season (29-37-6)
2023 Kelly Cup Playoffs: Did Not Qualify
NHL Affiliate: Vancouver Canucks
AHL Affiliate: Abbotsford Canucks
 
2022-23 in review
Record: 29-37-6, 64 points
Division Finish: 5th, Central
Overall ECHL Finish: 23rd
Goals Per Game (Rank): 2.47 (28th)
Goals-Against Average (Rank): 3.14 (13th)
Power Play (Rank): 17.6% (22nd)
Penalty Killing (Rank): 78.5% (19th)
 
 
TOLEDO WALLEYE
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Arena (Capacity): Huntington Center (7,431)
Coach: Pat Mikesch, 1st Season
2023 Kelly Cup Playoffs: Lost Western Conference Finals to Idaho (4 games to 1)
NHL Affiliate: Detroit Red Wings
AHL Affiliate: Grand Rapids Griffins
 
2022-23 in review
Record: 45-19-8, 98 points
Division Finish: 2nd, Central
Overall ECHL Finish: 3rd
Goals Per Game (Rank): 3.50 (9th)
Goals-Against Average (Rank): 2.49 (2nd)
Power Play (Rank): 24.5% (T1st)
Penalty Killing (Rank): 85.2% (1st)
 
 
WHEELING NAILERS
Location: Wheeling, West Virginia
Arena (Capacity): WesBanco Arena (5,200)
Coach: Derek Army, 4th Season (72-84-10)
2023 Kelly Cup Playoffs: Did Not Qualify
NHL Affiliate: Pittsburgh Penguins
AHL Affiliate: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
 
2022-23 in review
Record: 29-38-5, 63 points
Division Finish: 6th, Central
Overall ECHL Finish: 24th
Goals Per Game (Rank): 3.10 (20th)
Goals-Against Average (Rank): 3.39 (18th)
Power Play (Rank): 14.9% (27th)
Penalty Killing (Rank): 80.2% (16th)

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