The 2013-2014 NHL season was the first season of the new realignment featuring only four divisions of teams instead of six. This was prompted after the Atlanta Thrashers moved to Winnipeg to become the Jets. The season also featured a number of games played outdoors including the Winter Classic, the re-introduction of the Heritage Classic and the introduction of the Stadium Series. Sidney Crosby was both the top scored and league MVP after managing to stay healthy most of the season. The Los Angeles Kings won their second Stanley Cup in three seasons after defeating the New York Rangers. Here are the attendance numbers for all 30 franchises during the 2013-2014 campaign. See where your favorite team came in.

 

Venue/Team

Total Season Attendance

Avg. Nightly Attendance

Percentage of Capacity

1. United Center (Blackhawks)

927545

22623

117.60%

2. Joe Louis Arena (Red Wings)

908131

22149

110.40%

3. Bell Centre (Canadiens)

872193

21273

100.00%

4. Wells Fargo Center (Flyers)

813411

19839

101.50%

5. Rogers Arena (Canucks)

810594

19770

107.20%

6. Air Canada Centre (Maple Leafs)

797310

19446

103.30%

7. Scotiabank Saddledome (Flames)

791389

19302

100.10%

8. Staples Center (Kings)

779734

19017

107.60%

9. Consol Energy Center (Penguins)

763344

18618

101.30%

10. Amalie Arena (Lightning)

763096

18612

96.90%

11. First Niagara Center (Sabres)

761767

18579

97.40%

12. Xcel Energy Center (Wild)

758729

18505

103.10%

13. Canadian Tire Centre (Senators)

742468

18108

94.50%

14. Verizon Center (Capitals)

740240

18054

97.60%

15. Madison Square Garden (Rangers)

738246

18006

100.00%

16. TD Garden (Bruins)

720165

17565

100.00%

17. SAP Center at San Jose (Sharks)

702480

17,133

97.60%

18. Scottrade Center (Blues)

698059

17025

88.90%

19. Rexall Place (Oilers)

689949

16828

99.90%

20. Bridgestone Arena (Predators)

680619

16600

97.00%

21. Honda Center (Ducks)

675248

16469

95.90%

22. Pepsi Center (Avalanche)

668133

16295

90.50%

23. PNC Arena (Hurricanes)

634832

15483

82.90%

24. Prudential Center (Devils)

625570

15257

88.70%

25. MTS Centre (Jets)

615164

15004

100.00%

26. Nassau Coliseum (Islanders)

604362

14740

93.40%

27. Nationwide Arena (Blue Jackets)

602619

14698

81.00%

28. American Airlines Center (Stars)

601008

14658

79.10%

29. BB&T Center (Panthers)

581286

14177

83.20%

30. Jobing.com Arena (Coyotes)

564798

13775

80.40%

For the 6th straight season, the Chicago Blackhawks drew more fans than any other franchise. The New York Islanders saw a decent increase in attendance after finishing almost dead last during the 2012-2013 season. For the third straight season, the Arizona Coyotes finished dead last in attendance. This season marked their final season in which they would be known as the Phoenix Coyotes. Four or Canada's seven franchises finished in the top ten in overall attendance. The Detroit Red Wings finally eclipsed the Montreal Canadiens for the number two spot in attendance after the Canadiens trailed only the Blackhawks for many seasons. The Florida Panthers saw the largest drop in attendance falling seven spots to number 29 on the attendance list. The Ottawa Senators also fell seven spots to 13th in overall attendance. Only 13 teams sold out every home compared to the 16 teams that sold out every home game during the 2012-2013 season. 

 

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