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.
The 2024 Discover NHL Winter Classic will be held at T-Mobile Park, the home of the Seattle Mariners baseball team. The event will mark the first outdoor hockey game for the city, which only became an NHL city with the inaugural season of the Kraken in 2021. The home... Read more
TickPick announced its first partnership with a franchise in the National Hockey League, launching a deal for the 2022-23 regular season with the Los Angeles Kings. The deal makes TickPick an official secondary ticketing marketplace of the California franchise. “Our partnership with the Kings is a significant milestone in... Read more
A New York judge ruled on Monday that Madison Square Garden Entertainment is limited in its ability ban lawyers representing clients who are suing the organization from attending events in its venues. Despite Monday’s ruling, MSG indicated its plans to continue to ban lawyers engaged in litigation against them... Read more
Madison Square Garden has reportedly banned a New York City law firm and its lawyers from attending events at any of its venues. Their crime? Representing clients who have filed a lawsuit against the venue or teams alleging they have violated New York law related to tickets and ticket... Read more
With the Colorado Avalanche fresh off celebrating their Stanley Cup victory, the NHL is already looking forward to the 2022-23 season, releasing its full schedule last week. The season will kick off with back-to-back doubleheaders in October, launching a campaign that will see a total of 1,312 games played... Read more
The puck drops Wednesday on the Stanley Cup Finals, and fans are paying a big premium on tickets this year, with prices already as high as any tracked in more than a decade, according to data from Ticket Club. The Tampa Bay Lightning, who are looking for a third... Read more
The Carolina Hurricanes have decided that if their own fans don’t want to attend their home playoff contests, they’d rather the seats be empty than full of New York Rangers fans. The organization, which still has numerous unsold seats for tonight’s contest in Raleigh, has implemented ticket restrictions on... Read more
SeatGeek announced a multi-year deal with the Florida Panthers to serve as the primary ticketing platform for the team and events at its home arena. The deal will make the New York-based ticketing company the team’s official platform for the team plus the FLA Live Arena and War Memorial... Read more
The National Hockey League has announced its slate of high-profile regular season events for 2023, unveiling the plans during its All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas. The Winter Classic will head to Boston’s Fenway Park, the All-Star Weekend will go to Sunrise, Florida and the Stadium Series contest will take... Read more
The National Hockey League has announced the postponement of a number of games in Canada, due to restrictions on live event attendance put in place by provincial authorities. “The National Hockey League announced today that due to current attendance restrictions in certain Canadian cities, eight additional games will be... Read more