List of National Hockey League attendance figures

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The National Hockey League is one of the top attended professional sports in the world, as well as one of the top two attended indoor sports in both average and total attendance. As of the 2015–16 season the NHL averaged 17,481 live spectators per game, and 21,501,156 total for the season.[1]

2015-16 attendance statistics[edit]

Barclays Center
Rexall Place
Joe Louis Arena
SAP Center at San Jose
Team Arena Home Games Average Attendance Total Attendance Capacity Percentage
Chicago Blackhawks United Center 41 22,859 896,240 110.9% [2]
Montreal Canadiens Bell Centre 41 22,288 872,808 100.1%
Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena 41 20,027 821,107 100.0%
Philadelphia Flyers Wells Fargo Center 41 19,228 788,319 98.4%
Toronto Maple Leafs Air Canada Centre 41 19,158 785,485 101.8%
Calgary Flames Scotiabank Saddledome 41 19,145 784,974 99.3%
Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Times Forum 41 19,092 782,772 100.0%
Minnesota Wild Xcel Energy Center 40 19,062 762,481 106.1%
Buffalo Sabres First Niagara Center 41 18,590 762,223 97.5%
Pittsburgh Penguins Consol Energy Center 41 18,550 760,584 100.9%
Washington Capitals Verizon Center 41 18,510 758,944 100.0%
St. Louis Blues Scottrade Center 41 18,450 756,483 96.3%
Vancouver Canucks Rogers Arena 41 18,431 755,677 97.5%
Dallas Stars American Airlines Center 41 18,376 753,452 99.2%
Los Angeles Kings Staples Center 41 18,274 749,234 100.2%
Ottawa Senators Canadian Tire Centre 41 18,084 741,472 94.4%
New York Rangers Madison Square Garden 41 18,006 738,246 100.0%
Boston Bruins TD Garden 40 17,565 702,600 100.0%
Nashville Predators Bridgestone Arena 41 16,971 695,828 99.2%
Edmonton Oilers Rexall Place 41 16,841 690,499 100.0%
San Jose Sharks SAP Center at San Jose 41 16,746 686,623 95.4%
Anaheim Ducks Honda Center 41 16,336 669,805 95.1%
Colorado Avalanche Pepsi Center 40 16,206 648,232 90.0%
Florida Panthers BB&T Center 41 15,384 630,746 90.3%
Winnipeg Jets MTS Centre 41 15,294 627,054 101.9%
New Jersey Devils Prudential Center 41 15,073 618,029 91.3%
Columbus Blue Jackets Nationwide Arena 41 14,665 601,293 80.8%
New York Islanders Barclays Center 41 13,626 558,705 86.2%
Arizona Coyotes Gila River Arena 41 13,433 550,763 78.4%
Carolina Hurricanes PNC Arena 41 10,102 500,363 65.6%
Total 1,227 17,482 21,451,041

Notes[edit]

2014-15 attendance statistics[edit]

Gila River Arena
Honda Center
Prudential Center
Rogers Arena
Team Arena Home Games Average Attendance Total Attendance Capacity Percentage
Chicago Blackhawks United Center 41 21,769 892,532 110.4% [3]
Montreal Canadiens Bell Centre 41 21,286 872,752 100.1%
Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena 41 20,027 821,107 100.0%
Philadelphia Flyers Wells Fargo Center 41 19,270 790,107 98.6%
Calgary Flames Scotiabank Saddledome 41 19,097 782,977 99.0%
Toronto Maple Leafs Air Canada Centre 41 19,062 781,576 101.3%
Minnesota Wild Xcel Energy Center 41 19,023 779,944 106.0%
Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Times Forum 41 18,823 771,761 98.0%
Vancouver Canucks Rogers Arena 41 18,710 767,149 98.9%
Pittsburgh Penguins Consol Energy Center 41 18,617 763,319 101.3%
Washington Capitals Verizon Center 40 18,506 740,240 100.0%[4]
Buffalo Sabres First Niagara Center 41 18,580 761,809 97.4%
St. Louis Blues Scottrade Center 41 18,545 760,349 96.8%
Los Angeles Kings Staples Center 41 18,265 748,893 100.2%
Ottawa Senators Canadian Tire Centre 41 18,246 748,112 95.3%
New York Rangers Madison Square Garden 41 18,006 738,246 100.0%
Boston Bruins TD Garden 41 17,565 720,165 100.0%
San Jose Sharks SAP Center at San Jose 40 17,420 696,807 99.6%[4]
Dallas Stars American Airlines Center 41 17,350 711,359 93.6%
Anaheim Ducks Honda Center 41 16,874 691,835 98.3%
Nashville Predators Bridgestone Arena 41 16,854 691,028 98.5%
Edmonton Oilers Rexall Place 41 16,839 690,399 100.0%
Colorado Avalanche Pepsi Center 41 16,176 663,247 89.8%
Columbus Blue Jackets Nationwide Arena 41 15,511 635,973 85.5%
New York Islanders Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 41 15,334 628,729 94.8%
New Jersey Devils Prudential Center 41 15,189 622,783 86.2%
Winnipeg Jets MTS Centre 41 15,037 616,556 100.2%
Arizona Coyotes Gila River Arena 41 13,345 547,149 77.9%
Carolina Hurricanes PNC Arena 41 12,594 516,375 67.4%
Florida Panthers BB&T Center 41 11,265 461,877 66.1%
Total 1,228 17,439 21,415,155

Notes[edit]

2013-14 attendance statistics[edit]

Staples Center
Madison Square Garden
PNC Arena
BB&T Center
Team Arena Home Games Average Attendance Total Attendance Capacity Percentage
Chicago Blackhawks United Center 41 22,623 927,545 117.6% [5]
Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena 41 22,149 908,131 110.4%
Montreal Canadiens Bell Centre 41 21,273 872,193 100.0%
Philadelphia Flyers Wells Fargo Center 41 19,839 813,411 101.5%
Vancouver Canucks Rogers Arena 41 19,770 810,594 107.2%
Toronto Maple Leafs Air Canada Centre 41 19,446 797,310 103.3%
Calgary Flames Scotiabank Saddledome 41 19,302 791,389 100.1%
Los Angeles Kings Staples Center 41 19,017 779,734 107.6%
Pittsburgh Penguins Consol Energy Center 41 18,618 763,344 101.3%
Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Times Forum 41 18,612 763,096 96.9%
Buffalo Sabres First Niagara Center 41 18,579 761,767 97.4%
Minnesota Wild Xcel Energy Center 41 18,505 758,729 103.1%
Ottawa Senators Canadian Tire Centre 41 18,108 742,468 94.5%
Washington Capitals Verizon Center 41 18,054 740,240 97.6%
New York Rangers Madison Square Garden 41 18,006 738,246 100.0%
Boston Bruins TD Garden 41 17,565 720,165 100.0%
San Jose Sharks SAP Center at San Jose 41 17,133 702,480 97.6%
St. Louis Blues Scottrade Center 41 17,025 698,059 88.9%
Edmonton Oilers Rexall Place 41 16,828 689,949 99.9%
Nashville Predators Bridgestone Arena 41 16,600 680,619 97.0%
Anaheim Ducks Honda Center 41 16,469 675,248 95.9%
Colorado Avalanche Pepsi Center 41 16,295 668,133 90.5%
Carolina Hurricanes PNC Arena 41 15,483 634,832 82.9%
New Jersey Devils Prudential Center 41 15,257 625,570 88.7%
Winnipeg Jets MTS Centre 41 15,004 615,164 100.0%
New York Islanders Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 41 14,740 604,362 93.4%
Columbus Blue Jackets Nationwide Arena 41 14,698 602,619 81.0%
Dallas Stars American Airlines Center 41 14,658 601,008 79.1%
Florida Panthers BB&T Center 41 14,177 581,286 83.2%
Phoenix Coyotes Jobing.com Arena 41 13,775 564,798 80.4%
Total 1,230 17,587 21,632,479

Notes[edit]

2012-13 attendance statistics[edit]

First Niagara Center
Tampa Bay Times Forum
MTS Centre
American Airlines Center
Team Arena Home Games Average Attendance Total Attendance Capacity Percentage
Chicago Blackhawks United Center 24 21,755 522,619 110.4% [6]
Montreal Canadiens Bell Centre 24 21,273 510,552 100.0%
Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena 24 20,066 481,584 100.0%
Philadelphia Flyers Wells Fargo Center 24 19,786 474,878 101.3%
Toronto Maple Leafs Air Canada Centre 24 19,426 466,224 103.2%
Ottawa Senators Scotiabank Place 24 19,408 465,801 101.3%
Calgary Flames Scotiabank Saddledome 24 19,289 462,936 100.0%
Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Times Forum 24 19,055 457,337 99.2%
Buffalo Sabres First Niagara Center 24 18,970 455,290 99.5%
Vancouver Canucks Rogers Arena 24 18,947 454,740 100.2%
Minnesota Wild Xcel Energy Center 24 18,794 451,075 104.7%
Pittsburgh Penguins Consol Energy Center 24 18,648 447,560 101.4%
Los Angeles Kings Staples Center 24 18,178 436,295 100.3%
Washington Capitals Verizon Center 24 17,734 425,638 95.8%
Boston Bruins TD Garden 24 17,565 421,560 100.0%
San Jose Sharks HP Pavilion at San Jose 24 17,561 421,472 100.0%
Carolina Hurricanes PNC Arena 24 17,558 421,401 94.0%
St. Louis Blues Scottrade Center 24 17,263 414,328 90.1%
New York Rangers Madison Square Garden 24 17,200 412,800 100.0%
New Jersey Devils Prudential Center 24 17,114 410,739 97.1%
Dallas Stars American Airlines Center 24 17,063 409,521 92.1%
Florida Panthers BankAtlantic Center 24 16,991 407,806 99.7%
Nashville Predators Bridgestone Arena 24 16,974 407,386 99.2%
Edmonton Oilers Rexall Place 24 16,839 404,136 100.0%
Anaheim Ducks Honda Center 24 15,887 381,308 92.5%
Colorado Avalanche Pepsi Center 24 15,444 370,677 85.8%
Winnipeg Jets MTS Centre 24 15,004 360,096 100.0%
Columbus Blue Jackets Nationwide Arena 24 14,564 349,558 80.3%
Phoenix Coyotes Jobing.com Arena 24 13,923 334,165 81.3%
New York Islanders Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 24 13,306 319,362 82.3%
Total 720 17,721 12,758,849

2011-12 attendance statistics[edit]

Scotiabank Place
United Center
Pepsi Center
Verizon Center
Team Arena Home Games Average Attendance Total Attendance Capacity Percentage
Chicago Blackhawks United Center 41 21,533 882,874 109.2% [7]
Montreal Canadiens Bell Centre 41 21,273 872,193 100.0%
Philadelphia Flyers Wells Fargo Center 40 19,770 790,787 101.2%
Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena 41 20,066 822,706 100.0%
Toronto Maple Leafs Air Canada Centre 41 19,505 799,686 103.6%
Ottawa Senators Scotiabank Place 41 19,357 793,612 101.1%
Calgary Flames Scotiabank Saddledome 41 19,289 790,849 100.0%
Vancouver Canucks Rogers Arena 41 18,884 774,250 100.1%
St. Louis Blues Scottrade Center 41 18,810 771,207 98.2%
Buffalo Sabres First Niagara Center 40 18,680 747,209 99.9%
Pittsburgh Penguins Consol Energy Center 41 18,569 761,224 101.0%
Washington Capitals Verizon Center 41 18,506 758,746 100.0%
Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Times Forum 41 18,468 757,192 96.2%
New York Rangers Madison Square Garden 41 18,191 745,852 99.9%
Los Angeles Kings Staples Center 39 18,109 706,236 99.9%
Minnesota Wild Xcel Energy Center 41 17,772 728,683 98.4%
Boston Bruins TD Garden 41 17,565 720,165 100.0%
San Jose Sharks HP Pavilion at San Jose 41 17,562 720,042 100.0%
Edmonton Oilers Rexall Place 41 16,839 690,399 100.0%
Nashville Predators Bridgestone Arena 41 16,691 684,324 97.5%
Florida Panthers BankAtlantic Center 41 16,628 681,763 86.4%
Carolina Hurricanes PNC Arena 41 16,043 657,747 85.9%
Colorado Avalanche Pepsi Center 41 15,499 635,440 86.1%
New Jersey Devils Prudential Center 41 15,397 631,258 87.4%
Winnipeg Jets MTS Centre 41 15,004 615,164 100.0%
Anaheim Ducks Honda Center 40 14,784 591,371 86.1%
Columbus Blue Jackets Nationwide Arena 41 14,660 601,061 80.1%
Dallas Stars American Airlines Center 41 14,227 583,306 76.8%
New York Islanders Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 41 13,191 540,838 81.3%
Phoenix Coyotes Jobing.com Arena 41 12,421 509,241 72.3%
Total 1,225 17,441 21,365,425

Notes[edit]

2010-11 attendance statistics[edit]

Xcel Energy Center
Consol Energy Center
Wells Fargo Center
Philips Arena
Team Arena Home Games Average Attendance Total Attendance Capacity Percentage
Chicago Blackhawks United Center 41 21,423 878,356 108.7% [8]
Montreal Canadiens Bell Centre 41 21,273 872,193 100.0%
Philadelphia Flyers Wells Fargo Center 41 19,715 808,328 101.1%
Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena 41 19,680 806,892 98.1%
Toronto Maple Leafs Air Canada Centre 41 19,354 793,522 102.9%
Calgary Flames Scotiabank Saddledome 40 19,289 771,560 100.0%
St. Louis Blues Scottrade Center 41 19,150 785,150 100.0%
Vancouver Canucks Rogers Arena 41 18,860 773,260 100.3%
Buffalo Sabres HSBC Arena 41 18,452 756,568 98.7%
Washington Capitals Verizon Center 41 18,397 754,309 100.0%
Ottawa Senators Scotiabank Place 41 18,378 753,525 99.3%
Pittsburgh Penguins Consol Energy Center 40 18,240 729,628 100.9%
New York Rangers Madison Square Garden 41 18,108 742,432 99.5%
Los Angeles Kings Staples Center 41 18,083 741,404 99.8%
Minnesota Wild Xcel Energy Center 40 18,012 720,508 99.7%
Boston Bruins TD Garden 40 17,565 702,600 100.0%
San Jose Sharks HP Pavilion at San Jose 40 17,562 702,480 100.4%
Tampa Bay Lightning St. Pete Times Forum 41 17,268 708,022 87.4%
Edmonton Oilers Rexall Place 41 16,839 690,399 100.0%
Carolina Hurricanes RBC Center 40 16,415 656,611 87.6%
Nashville Predators Bridgestone Arena 41 16,142 661,861 94.3%
Florida Panthers BankAtlantic Center 41 15,685 643,116 81.5%
Dallas Stars American Airlines Center 41 15,073 617,997 81.3%
Colorado Avalanche Pepsi Center 41 14,820 607,650 82.3%
New Jersey Devils Prudential Center 41 14,775 605,803 83.8%
Anaheim Ducks Honda Center 41 14,738 604,283 85.8%
Columbus Blue Jackets Nationwide Arena 40 13,658 546,350 75.3%
Atlanta Thrashers Philips Arena 41 13,469 552,230 72.6%
Phoenix Coyotes Jobing.com Arena 40 12,188 487,543 71.2%
New York Islanders Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 41 11,059 453,456 67.9%
Total 1,222 17,126 20,928,036

Notes[edit]

  • Totals do not include six regular-season opening games played in Europe, and two outdoor regular season games.
  • The Carolina Hurricanes played the Minnesota Wild at Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland.
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets played the San Jose Sharks at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden
  • The Boston Bruins played the Phoenix Coyotes at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.
  • The Washington Capitals played the Pittsburgh Penguins outdoors in the Winter Classic at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • The Montreal Canadiens played the Calgary Flames outdoors in the Heritage Classic at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alberta.
  • As of October 2010, Calgary's Pengrowth Saddledome was renamed Scotiabank Saddledome.[9]
  • As of August 2011, Buffalo's HSBC Arena was renamed First Niagara Center.[10]
  • Following the 2011 season, the Atlanta Thrashers relocated and became the current version of the Winnipeg Jets.
  • As of March 15, 2012, the Carolina Hurricanes venue, RBC Center, has been renamed PNC Arena.
  • As of September 3, 2014 the Tampa Bay Lightning venue Tampa Bay Times Forum has been renamed Amalie Arena.

Notes[edit]

  • Totals do not include two regular-season opening games played in Europe. The Detroit Red Wings played the St.Louis Blues at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden, and the Chicago Blackhawks played the Florida Panthers at Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland.
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins began play in their new arena (Consol Energy Center) on Wednesday, September 22, 2010. With a larger capacity, more luxury seating, and better amenities than their former home Mellon Arena, the Penguins are expected to have a larger average and overall attendance record in the 2010-11 season.[11]
  • As of July 6, 2010, Vancouver's GM Place was renamed Rogers Arena.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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