NHL Ticket Information
Over the last few seasons the NHL has been on the up in terms of cashing in on seats filled and tickets sold to games. Considering that the NHL often has to compete for ticket sales with its seasonal counterpart, the NBA, the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals pushed ticket demand to an all-time high. Now sitting on the release of the 2016-17 NHL schedule, teams across the country are continuing the trend driving ticket prices skyward.
Since the release of the 2016-2017 NHL Schedule ticket demand has been on the steady rise. While NHL Playoff games, including the Stanley Cup, tend to be every season’s most in demand tickets, the same factors that are responsible for increasing/decreasing regular season prices (marquee matchups, newly acquired talent, high profile teams) affect them as well.
A few teams tend to typically pull in the highest ticket prices, but ticket prices are also greatly affected by team performance. This year’s NHL season has the Toronto Maple Leafs leading the ticket costs with median ticket prices reaching $126. The team with the second highest median ticket price is the New York Rangers, with a median ticket price of $125.
Other teams with the most desired tickets include the Montreal Canadiens ($105 median ticket price), Winnipeg Jets ($104 median ticket price), Edmonton Oilers ($99 median ticket price), Minnesota Wild ($96 median ticket price) and the Boston Bruins ($90 median ticket price). The Florida Panthers have the lowest ticket prices, with a $25 median ticket price and the St. Louis Blues have the second lowest prices, with a median ticket price of $44. The 2016 Stanley Cup Champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins have a median ticket price of $86.
Though not nearly as dramatic as the playoffs, marquee matchups tend to have a similar effect on ticket prices in the NHL as well. From the outdoor St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks NHL Winter Classic on January 2 at Busch Stadium, to the highly anticipated NHL All-Star Game at Staples Center, expect higher prices for these games as they rank amongst the most attended and demanded ticket in the NHL.
Ticket prices based on averages as of September 28, 2016