Team Logo. The Portland Pirates were a team in the American Hockey League. They were the top affiliate of the NHL's Florida Panthers. They moved to Massachusetts and became the Springfield Thunderbirds. Retrieved from "https://prosportsteams.fandom.com/wiki/Portland_Pirates?oldid=16435" Categories: Former AHL Teams Teams in Maine Teams in Portland (ME) Add category Cancel Save Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.