Montreal Canadiens and NHL Teams with the Highest Attendance of the Past 10 Years

The Bell Centre, Where the Montreal Candiens Play, is Heavy With Championship Pennants

The Bell Centre, Where the Montreal Candiens Play, is Heavy With Championship Pageantry

The Montreal Canadiens, the NHL‘s most historically successful franchise, also has the highest home attendance of the new century.

Here’s a list of all teams’ home attendance totals for the years 2000-01 through 2010-11 (there was no season in 2004-05) .  Included are home arenas and seating capacities.

Look at the Minnesota Wild in fifth.  Impressive. Makes you wonder why the North Stars left.

The Atlanta Thrashers, way down in 28th, are now the Winnipeg Jets, who play at the MTS Centre (cap. 15,004).  Good thing they moved.  Winnipeg sold out 13,000 season tickets in 17 minutes.  Makes you wonder why they moved in the first place (and to Phoenix no less).

It’s pretty woeful at the bottom – the Phoenix Coyotes and New York Islanders have been disastrous teams over the past decade and also the frequent subject of move rumors.

For up to the date attendance numbers for the current year and single season attendance numbers between 2000-01 thru 2010-11 click here.

For a look at the attendance numbers in the NBA over the past 10 years, click here.

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1. Montreal Canadiens 8,568,960 Bell Centre 21,273
2. Detroit Red Wings 8,109,518 Joe Louis Arena 20,066
3. Philadelphia Flyers 8,000,490 Wells Fargo Center 19,537
4. Toronto Maple Leafs 7,929,839 Air Canada Centre 18,819
5. Minnesota Wild 7,546,459 Xcel Energy Center 18,064
6. Vancouver Canucks 7,542,170 GM Place 18,890
7. Ottawa Senators 7,541,346 Scotiabank Place 20,500
8. New York Rangers 7,436,045 Madison Square Garden 18,200
9. Calgary Flames 7,397,381 Pengriowth Saddledome 19,289
10. Dallas Stars 7,223,018 American Airlines Center 18,584
11. St. Louis Blues 7,219,690 Scottrade Center 19,150
12. Buffalo Sabres 7,181,272 First Niagara Center 18,690
13. Tampa Bay Lightning 7,106,833 St. Pete Times Forum 19,204
14. San Jose Sharks 7,048,861 HP Pavilion at San Jose 17,562
15. Los Angeles Kings 7,029,982 Staples Center 18,118
16. Colorado Avalanche 6,916,215 Pepsi Center 18,007
17. Edmonton Oilers 6,870,270 Rexall Place 16,839
18. Chicago Blackhawks 6,805,192 United Center 22,428
19. Columbus Blue Jackets 6,683,556 Nationwide Arena 18,144
20. Washington Capitals 6,619,985 Verizon Center 18,506
21. Pittsburgh Penguins 6,564,362 Mellon Arena 16,940
22. Boston Bruins 6,498,514 TD Garden 17,565
23. Florida Panthers 6,355,955 BankAtlantic Center 17,040
24. Carolina Hurricanes 6,327,208 RBC Center 18,680
25. New Jersey Devils 6,213,956 Prudential Center 17,625
26. Anaheim Ducks 6,153,651 Honda Center 17,174
27. Nashville Predators 6,070,366 Bridgestone Arena 17,113
28. Atlanta Thrashers 6,021,005 Philips Arena 17,624
29. Phoenix Coyotes 5,749,556 Jobing.com Arena 17,534
30. New York Islanders 5,379,570 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 16,250

Photo: ameriquefrancaise.org

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Posted on December 16, 2011, in NHL Hockey and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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