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The 2015–16 ECHL season is the 28th season of the ECHL. The regular season schedule will run from October  to April  with the Kelly Cup playoffs to follow.

Membership changesEdit

As a result of a major shift of American Hockey League teams the ECHL also had a major shift of franchises as the league lost 3 California based teams to new AHL teams.

There were two other sets of cities that simply swapped the locations of the AHL and ECHL affiliates:

Rule changesEdit

The league held its annual Board of Governors meeting in late June and announced the following changes:

  • The league changes the overtime format to five minutes of sudden death 3 on 3 play, followed by a 3 round shoot out followed by a sudden death shoot out if needed
  • The "spin-o-rama" move was eliminated during shootouts
  • The league will use two referees for all playoff games up from using them for the semifinal and final rounds the past three seasons.
  • The Board of Governors approved changing the distance of the hash marks on the end-zone faceoff circles to 5 feet, 7 inches.

2015-16 League alignmentEdit

Notes
  1. An asterisk (*) denotes a franchise move. See the respective team articles for more information.

StandingsEdit

Eastern Conference
North Division
Team GP W L T OTL SOL GF GA PIM P
Toledo Walleye 72 47 20 - 2 3 225 174 665 99
Wheeling Nailers 72 37 26 - 5 4 214 211 1037 83
Kalamazoo Wings 72 38 28 - 5 1 233 230 957 82
Brampton Beast 72 23 38 - 7 4 179 255 932 57
East Division
Team GP W L T OTL SOL GF GA PIM P
Manchester Monarchs 72 39 24 - 4 5 222 213 1004 87
Adirondack Thunder 72 38 28 - 2 4 197 189 990 82
Reading Royals 72 36 26 - 6 4 222 194 883 82
Elmira Jackals 72 37 30 - 3 2 206 214 934 79
Norfolk Admirals 72 30 37 - 4 1 201 232 1193 65
South Division
Team GP W L T OTL SOL GF GA PIM P
South Carolina Stingrays 72 44 18 - 7 3 224 162 1273 98
Florida Everblades 72 46 23 - 1 2 226 175 892 95
Orlando Solar Bears 72 33 30 - 4 5 224 232 845 75
Atlanta Gladiators 72 34 31 - 5 2 189 224 913 75
Greenville Swamp Rabbits 72 29 33 - 9 1 205 243 1081 68
Western Conference
Midwest Division
Team GP W L T OTL SOL GF GA PIM P
Fort Wayne Komets 72 40 23 - 7 2 240 200 1196 89
Cincinnati Cyclones 72 36 27 - 5 4 222 210 847 81
Quad City Mallards 72 37 29 - 4 2 203 203 1007 80
Indy Fuel 72 32 36 - 4 0 174 201 786 68
Evansville IceMen 72 29 33 - 7 3 207 242 1028 68
Central Division
Team GP W L T OTL SOL GF GA PIM P
Missouri Mavericks 72 52 15 - 3 2 234 162 855 109
Allen Americans 72 41 24 - 3 4 222 204 1189 89
Tulsa Oilers 72 37 30 - 3 2 191 191 1083 79
Wichita Thunder 72 18 41 - 7 6 150 240 1152 49
West Division
Team GP W L T OTL SOL GF GA PIM P
Colorado Eagles 72 41 27 - 3 1 232 193 1427 86
Idaho Steelheads 72 38 24 - 7 3 203 187 917 86
Utah Grizzlies 72 39 27 - 3 3 223 206 942 84
Rapid City Rush 72 30 35 - 3 4 177 210 974 67
Alaska Aces 72 27 38 - 4 3 189 237 1171 61

Kelly Cup PlayoffsEdit

FormatEdit

As a result of the league re-aligning into 3 unbalanced divisions in each conference the playoff format was changed from a division based playoff to a conference based playoff with the division winners being seeded 1, 2, and 3 (based on points) and the next five highest point totals also qualify for the playoffs.  All four rounds will be a best-of-seven format.  This is the same format the NHL used prior to its most recent re-alignment.

BracketEdit

  Conference Quarterfinals Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Kelly Cup Finals
                                     
E1  Toledo Walleye 3  
E8  Reading Royals 4  
  E8  Reading 3  
  E5  Wheeling 4  
E4  Florida Everblades 2
E5  Wheeling Nailers 4  
  E5  Wheeling 4  
Eastern Conference
  E2  South Carolina 3  
E2  South Carolina Stingrays 4  
E7  Kalamazoo Wings 1  
  E2  South Carolina 4
  E6  Adirondack 3  
E3  Manchester Monarchs 1
E6  Adirondack Thunder 4  
  E5  Wheeling 2
  W4  Allen 4
W1  Missouri Mavericks 4  
W8  Quad City Mallards 0  
  W1  Missouri 2
  W4  Allen 4  
W4  Allen Americans 4
W5  Idaho Steelheads 3  
  W4  Allen 4
Western Conference
  W2  Fort Wayne 1  
W2  Fort Wayne Komets 4  
W7  Cincinnati Cyclones 3  
  W2  Fort Wayne 4
  W6  Utah 0  
W3  Colorado Eagles 2
W6  Utah Grizzlies 4  



Eastern Conference QuarterfinalsEdit

Western Conference QuarterfinalsEdit

Eastern Conference SemifinalsEdit

Western Conference SemifinalsEdit

Eastern Conference FinalEdit

Western Conference FinalEdit

Kelly Cup FinalEdit

2016 ECHL Kelly Cup Champs Allen Americans

2016 ECHL Kelly Cup Champions Allen Americans

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