The Manchester Monarchs are moving to the home of the Ontario (California) Reign to be closer to their parent organization. The Kings aren't giving up on Manchester, however - they're moving their ECHL affiliate (currently, the Ontario Reign) to Manchester to take up residence. Manchester and Ontario, CA are making an AHL-for-ECHL swap.
It makes sense for them, but sucks for Monarchs fans. The upside in all of this is that Mike Richards doesn't have to sell his home in California.
The Worcester Sharks are moving to San Jose. They will play home games at the home rink of the San Jose Sharks, and be renamed. There isn't yet a team reported to be taking over in Worcester, but it's likely we'll be seeing an ECHL team or something there soon. The Worcester Sharks' current ECHL affiliate are the Allen Americans, who just started playing in the ECHL this year. They were a CHL team before that.
I never actually got a chance to see the Worcester Sharks. Therefore, my biggest memory of them is Rob Gronkowski spiking the puck at a game:
Split the damn thing in half.
Other teams moving:
RIP, Monarchs and Sharks.
Which AHL team are you going to miss most?