The National Hockey League is a North American professional hockey league that has franchises in both the U.S. and Canada. Hockey is the national sport of Canada, so it is no surprise that the league was formed in Montreal in 1917. The first 25 years of the league were marred by financial difficulties, and the league that was 10 teams was reduced to six by 1942. The next 25 years became known as the “Original Six” era and was the most important time in the league’s history.
Now the NHL is comprised of 30 teams, 24 in the U.S. and six in Canada. The league is often viewed as the fourth most popular sport in North America behind the NBA, MLB and the NFL. Despite that, teams in major cities and Canada are among the best selling tickets on the secondary market especially during playoff time. Like any other sport, NHL’s championship round, the Stanley Cup, is the most popular event in hockey.
NHL Seattle, which is kicking-off their inaugural season in 2021, have teamed up with Satisfi Labs to offer a “virtual assistant” chatbot to help fans with any and all questions. Satisfi Labs, an artificial intelligence knowledge management platform, has implemented technology to help answer season ticket holders’ questions. Fans... Read more
The Philadelphia Flyers introduced a new initiative over the weekend, which includes holding tickets that will be released on game-day. The “Assembly Room Last Call” program will hold 200 standing room-only tickets until the game day. These tickets are dubbed “first dedicated day-of-game ticket option,” the organization notes, and... Read more
NHL Seattle, which is yet to be named and isn’t debuting until 2021, has already started the season-ticket selection process this week. On Thursday, NHL Seattle started to contact deposit-holders to book appointments to view and reserve about 2,600 club-level seats to games in 2021, the Seattle Times reports.... Read more
When the punk-rockers of Green Day couldn’t perform at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey in Toronto, fans and the league didn’t give up hope to partner with the band. Now, three years later, they’ve planning an even bigger relationship. Green Day has officially signed on as the NHL’s... Read more
The ownership of the yet-to-be-named NHL expansion franchise set to debut in the 2021-22 season in Seattle have taken a hard line early against ticket resale, purging several fans from their season ticket holder deposit list for “possible broker activity.” “We understand that our season-ticket members may, on occasions,... Read more
The St. Louis Blues are already garnering a lot of attention ahead of its new season. According to MissouriNet, the team is seeing a record number of season ticket sales and packages as they are selling the fastest in the 25-year history of Enterprise/Scottrade/Keil Center. For the first time... Read more
Seattle’s NHL team isn’t going to hit the ice for two more years, but officials are already trying to stop people from reselling tickets. According to the Seattle Times, officials are planning on calling suspected brokers who have reserved season tickets to tell them that they can’t stockpile an... Read more
Timed to come up just as the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals got underway on Monday, Ticketmaster announced it signed the National Hockey League to a 10-year extension to serve as the primary ticketing provider for the league. The announcement makes it clear that the extension will... Read more
Indie-rockers of Cage The Elephant are slated to perform a free concert to kick-off this year’s NHL Playoffs and celebrate Tampa Bay Lightning’s first Presidents’ Trophy win. The show will take place on April 10 in Tampa, Florida at Curtis Hixon Park. This is the first show in the... Read more
Since the National Hockey League joined with MGM resorts as its “official sports wagering partner,” hockey ticket prices could change in the coming months. Following the Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that said the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 was unconstitutional, the NHL has been... Read more