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Blackhawks Top NHL Teams In Average Home Attendance For Fifth Consecutive Season

The Blackhawks led all NHL teams in average attendance for the fifth straight season, drawing 21,776 fans per game to United Center this season (106% capacity). That figure is up just over 1% from last season. The Stars led all NHL teams in gains at the gate this season, up 20% at AmericanAirlines Center. Despite continued ownership issues and ranking last among Western Conference teams in average attendance, the Coyotes saw a 12% jump at the gate. Also seeing strong increases at the gate were the Wild (+6%), and Ducks (+7%). The Blues, making the playoffs as the No. 4 seed, saw the sharpest drop in attendance among all NHL clubs, down 5% at Scottrade Center. Listed below is an attendance leader trend for the NHL, along with team-by-team attendance figures for Western Conference clubs. See yesterday's issue for Eastern Conference figures and a league attendance trend (THE DAILY).

NHL REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE LEADER
SEASON
TEAM
AVG.
SEASON
TEAM
AVG.
'12-13
Blackhawks
21,776
'06-07
Canadiens
21,273
'11-12
Blackhawks
21,534
'05-06
Canadiens
21,273
'10-11
Blackhawks
21,423
'04-05
LOCKOUT
'09-10
Blackhawks
21,317
'03-04
Canadiens
20,555
'08-09
Blackhawks
21,783
'02-03
Canadiens
20,673
'07-08
Canadiens
21,273
'01-02
Red Wings
20,058
 
   
NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE
HOME TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
GMS ('11-12)
Blackhawks
24
522,619
21,776
106.2%
21,534
1.1%
41
Red Wings
24
481,584
20,066
100.0%
20,066
0.0%
41
Flames
24
462,936
19,289
100.0%
19,289
0.0%
41
Canucks
24
454,740
18,948
100.2%
18,884
0.3%
41
Wild
24
451,075
18,795
104.0%
17,773
5.8%
41
Kings
24
436,295
18,179
100.3%
18,119
0.3%
41
Blues
24
429,630
17,901
93.5%
18,810
-4.8%
41
Sharks
24
421,472
17,561
100.0%
17,562
0.0%
41
Stars
24
409,521
17,063
92.1%
14,227
19.9%
41
Predators
24
407,386
16,974
99.2%
16,691
1.7%
41
Oilers
24
404,136
16,839
100.0%
16,839
0.0%
41
Ducks
24
381,308
15,888
92.5%
14,843
7.0%
41
Avalanche
24
370,677
15,445
85.8%
15,499
-0.3%
41
Blue Jackets
24
349,558
14,565
80.3%
14,660
-0.6%
41
Coyotes
24
334,165
13,924
81.3%
12,421
12.1%
41
W.C. TOTALS
360
6,317,118
17,548
95.9%
17,148
2.3%
615
NHL TOTALS
720
12,792,723
17,768
96.9%
17,445
1.8%
1,230
               

NOTES: All NHL attendance data is based on totals posted immediately following games. Figures do not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league.

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