The San Diego Gulls are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL) which began playing in the 2015–16 season. Based in San Diego, California and affiliated with the National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks, the Gulls play their home games at the Valley View Casino Center.
The team is the fifth hockey team in San Diego to use the Gulls name. The Gulls are a relocation of the former Norfolk Admirals (AHL) franchise, joining six other AHL franchises to form a new AHL Pacific Division.
The San Diego Gulls played their first home game on October 10th, 2015, against the Grand Rapids Griffins. The team finished its inaugural season with an average attendance of 8,675, second in the league after the Hershey Bears.