The Montreal Canadiens have confirmed the transfer of its farm team in the American League (AHL) for future Bell Place Laval after the 2017-18 season.
The President of Geoff Molson club made the announcement in the presence of its CEO Marc Bergevin and the mayor of Laval Marc Demers, Monday morning.
The governors of the AHL approved the transfer IceCaps in Laval and a competition will be established to find a new name for the team.
The Montreal club aims for several years to bring its farm team of the metropolis, which will have the advantage of facilitating the return and the return of players from the National League and the American League.
The Canadian team has not had the AHL in the province since the start of the Sherbrooke Canadiens in 1990.
The team moved its AHL Hamilton in Saint John, Newfoundland, last year, and therefore IceCaps will play a second and final season at Mile One Centre in 2016-17.
Built at a cost of $ 200 million near the Montmorency metro station and Highway 15, Place Bell will be completed during the summer of 2017.
Besides hockey, the complex will also host shows and cultural events.