NHL Attendance for each team after 10 home games


Attendance has been a hot topic at various points this season. Record lows are hitting some arenas despite the fact that the team is winning. I’ve been keeping track of home attendance and have put together attendance figures for each NHL team after 10 home dates, along with their numbers from the last 2 seasons.

Will Phoenix’s season average drop below 10,000? Will fans in Columbus and Atlanta start to recognize the teams current success? Despite being in playoff contention and not having an owner, will fans in Dallas start to head back to the arena? The Stars are averaging 3,354 less than last year.

Don’t hesitate to leave a comment on your thoughts on NHL attendance so far this season. I plan on posting an update at the 20 game mark.

Rk. Team
Gms
Total
10-11 Ave
% Cap.
09-10 Ave
08-09 Ave
1 Canadiens
10
212,730
21,273
100
21,273
21,273
2 Blackhawks
10
210,696
21,069
106.9
21,356
22,247
3 Flyers
10
194,602
19,460
99.8
19,535
19,545
4 Red Wings
10
193,798
19,379
96.6
19,546
19,865
5 Flames
10
192,890
19,289
100
19,289
19,289
6 Maple Leafs
10
192,842
19,284
102.6
19,260
19,312
7 Blues
10
191,500
19,150
100
18,883
18,554
8 Canucks
10
188,600
18,860
100.3
18,810
18,630
9 Capitals
10
183,971
18,397
100
18,277
18,097
10 Sabres
10
182,801
18,280
97.8
18,529
18,531
11 Penguins
10
181,843
18,184
100.5
17,078
16,975
12 Kings
10
180,831
18,083
97.7
17,313
16,488
13 Senators
10
179,701
17,970
97.1
18,269
18,949
14 NY Rangers
10
179,112
17,911
98.4
18,076
18,172
15 Bruins
10
175,650
17,565
100
17,388
17,039
16 Sharks
10
175,620
17,562
100.4
17,558
17,488
17 Wild
10
174,624
17,462
96.7
18,415
18,568
18 Oilers
10
168,390
16,839
100
16,839
16,839
19 Predators
10
161,825
16,182
94.6
14,979
15,010
20 Lightning
10
159,641
15,964
80.8
15,497
16,497
21 Hurricanes
10
153,620
15,362
82
15,240
16,572
22 Panthers
10
150,218
15,021
78
15,146
15,621
23 Ducks
10
144,214
14,421
84
15,168
16,990
24 Devils
10
144,160
14,416
81.8
15,535
15,790
25 Avalanche
10
141,536
14,153
78.6
13,947
15,429
26 Stars
10
138,619
13,861
74.8
17,215
17,680
27 Blue Jackets
10
117,623
11,762
64.9
15,416
15,543
28 Thrashers
10
116,257
11,625
62.7
13,607
14,626
29 NY Islanders
10
110,699
11,069
67.9
12,735
13,773
30 Coyotes
10
104,185
10,418
59.5
11,989
14,875

  1. #1 by kroon78 at December 14th, 2010

    If Toronto or Montreal could hold 100k per game they would still sellout. Go Leafs Go!

  2. #2 by beaner at March 4th, 2011

    So when it says attendance, does that number represent the amount of people at the games or just the number of tickets purchased. I’m wondering how many tickets are sold (given as in kind ad deals) to corporations that don’t get used. I use to live in AZ and worked for ConocoPhillips and because I was the only Canadian working their they gave me all the Coyotes tickets. Nobody else in the head office cared.

  3. #3 by Ryan at July 10th, 2011

    Interesting to see who’s at the top of the list there.

  4. #4 by Colin at September 8th, 2011

    I’ve always been a little baffled by the fact that there are hockey fans in places like Tampa Bay. Maybe because I have always lived in northern climates I am biased, but it would not surprise me if there were not so many fans in hot places.

  5. #5 by Graham at February 7th, 2012

    I live in the Uk and am a regular supporter of the Nottingham Panthers. As we get around two or three thousand attending each game the NHL attendance figures just blow me away.

    One of my great ambitions is to one day get to Canada and experience the atmosphere at a game with twenty plus thousand. It must be awsome.

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