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NHL Turnstile Tracker

(Through March 28)

HOME TEAM DATES TOTAL AVG. % CAP.  PREVIOUS CHANGE DATES (2015-16) MAX. MIN. 98+% 75-%
Anaheim Ducks 38 605,481 15,934 92.8% 16,328 -2.4% 37 17,403 14,523 11 0
Arizona Coyotes 37 481,762 13,021 76.0% 13,256 -1.8% 40 17,446 10,042 3 20
Boston Bruins 36 632,340 17,565 100.0% 17,565 0.0% 38 17,565 17,565 36 0
Buffalo Sabres 38 705,567 18,568 97.4% 18,571 0.0% 39 19,070 17,526 19 0
Calgary Flames 38 710,590 18,700 96.9% 19,160 -2.4% 39 19,289 17,652 18 0
Carolina Hurricanes 37 433,469 11,715 62.7% 12,036 -2.7% 38 18,680 8,086 1 32
Chicago Blackhawks 39 847,584 21,733 110.2% 21,845 -0.5% 38 22,147 21,166 39 0
Colorado Avalanche 37 547,901 14,808 82.2% 16,178 -8.5% 38 18,007 11,687 3 8
Columbus Blue Jackets 39 615,463 15,781 87.0% 14,517 8.7% 39 19,188 10,063 13 7
Dallas Stars 38 689,212 18,137 97.9% 18,367 -1.3% 37 18,532 17,236 22 0
Detroit Red Wings 37 740,999 20,027 100.0% 20,027 0.0% 39 20,027 20,027 37 0
Edmonton Oilers (a)  38 697,186 18,347 100.0% 16,842 8.9% 39 18,347 18,347 38 0
Florida Panthers 38 553,796 14,574 75.7% 15,199 -4.1% 37 18,625 10,793 0 19
Los Angeles Kings 37 674,938 18,242 100.1% 18,260 -0.1% 37 18,453 18,230 37 0
Minnesota Wild 38 724,823 19,074 106.2% 19,024 0.3% 37 19,337 18,363 38 0
Montreal Canadiens 39 830,232 21,288 100.0% 21,288 0.0% 38 21,288 21,288 39 0
Nashville Predators 38 652,115 17,161 100.3% 16,960 1.2% 38 17,355 17,113 38 0
New Jersey Devils 38 552,874 14,549 88.1% 15,019 -3.1% 37 16,514 12,105 11 4
New York Islanders 39 510,080 13,079 82.8% 13,519 -3.3% 35 15,795 10,772 6 10
New York Rangers 38 684,810 18,021 100.1% 18,006 0.1% 37 18,200 18,006 38 0
Ottawa Senators 39 650,381 16,676 89.8% 18,026 -7.5% 39 20,011 11,061 8 3
Philadelphia Flyers 37 726,446 19,634 100.1% 19,170 2.4% 37 20,011 18,999 36 0
Pittsburgh Penguins (b)  38 705,422 18,564 101.0% 18,548 0.1% 38 18,668 18,387 38 0
San Jose Sharks 38 665,250 17,507 99.7% 16,776 4.4% 38 17,562 17,229 38 0
St. Louis Blues (c)  38 716,310 18,850 98.4% 18,350 2.7% 37 19,673 16,884 28 0
Tampa Bay Lightning 37 706,404 19,092 100.0% 19,092 0.0% 39 19,092 19,092 37 0
Toronto Maple Leafs (d)  37 711,261 19,223 102.1% 19,169 0.3% 38 19,843 18,819 37 0
Vancouver Canucks 38 702,866 18,496 98.0% 18,431 0.4% 38 18,865 17,568 23 0
Washington Capitals 39 721,734 18,506 100.0% 18,511 0.0% 38 18,506 18,506 39 0
Winnipeg Jets (e)  38 581,176 15,294 100.0% 15,294 0.0% 38 15,296 15,294 38 0
TOTALS 1,136 19,778,472 17,411 95.0% 17,451 -0.2% 1,137 22,147 8,086 769 103

NOTES: All attendance figures for outdoor games have been replaced with team’s home arena capacity.(a) The Oilers are playing their first season in Rogers Place (capacity: 18,347), having moved from Rexall Place (16,839) after the 2015-16 season.
(b) Pittsburgh hosted Philadelphia as part of the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Heinz Field (67,318).
(c) St. Louis hosted the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic vs. Chicago at Busch Stadium (46,556); Boston hosted Montreal in the game last season at Gillette Stadium (67,246).
(d) Toronto hosted the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic vs. Detroit at BMO Field (40,148).
(e) Winnipeg hosted the 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic vs. Edmonton at Investors Group Field (33,240).

Leaders

Total
Chicago Blackhawks 847,584
Montreal Canadiens 830,232
Detroit Red Wings 740,999
Average per game
Chicago Blackhawks 21,733
Montreal Canadiens 21,288
Detroit Red Wings 20,027
Percent of capacity
Chicago Blackhawks 110.2%
Minnesota Wild 106.2%
Toronto Maple Leafs 102.1%
Gain from last season
Edmonton Oilers (a) 8.9%
Columbus Blue Jackets 8.7%
San Jose Sharks 4.4%
Loss from last season
Colorado Avalanche -8.5%
Ottawa Senators -7.5%
Florida Panthers -4.1%
Games at 98+% capacity
Chicago Blackhawks 39
Montreal Canadiens 39
Washington Capitals 39
Games at 75-% capacity
Carolina Hurricanes 32
Arizona Coyotes 20
Florida Panthers 19

% cap.: Total as a percentage of seats available at home games.  Previous: Last season’s average on same date. 
Change: Difference between current average and last season’s average.  Max.: Highest single-game count for current season.
Min.: Lowest single-game count for current season.  98+%: Number of current-season games with total being at least 98 percent of available seats.  75-%: Number of current-season games with total being less than 75 percent of available seats. 
Notes: Teams can exceed 100% capacity because of standing-room-only ticket sales. Data based on totals posted immediately following games. It may not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams and the league.
Compiled by: Brandon McClung 

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