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.

By Brian Kebel According to a number of sources, the third annual NHL Winter Classic will pit the Boston Bruins against the Philadelphia Flyers at historic Fenway Park. It was believed that the NHL was considering the Washington Capitals instead of the Flyers, in order to showcase reigning MVP,... Read more
Ticketing closes for several large events, such as Elton John’s residency in Las Vegas, throughout the week ending April 27, as compiled by TicketNews. After a five-year residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV, rock pianist Elton John is ending his lengthy stay in Sin... Read more
Tickets to catch AC/DC’s upcoming national tour as well as tickets for the upcoming NHL Playoffs are on sale throughout the weekend ending April 13 as compiled by Ticket News. This weekend’s onsales start off tickets for an upcoming concert from the Black Eyed Peas. Going on sale this... Read more
Multiple media outlets have reported that the Boston Bruins will play host for the 2010 NHL Winter Classic at Fenway Park on New Year’s Day. Since the first Winter Classic in 2008 in Buffalo, Fenway Park has been among multiple locations vying for the annual outdoor game. According to... Read more
The most recent edition of Sports Business Journal’s Turnstile Report for the NBA and NHL shows that the 30 teams in the NBA are playing to 90.4 percent of venue capacity while the NHL’s 30 clubs are at 94.5 percent, both slight improvements over last season. It’s a jump... Read more
Acclaimed musician Steve Winwood is one of many performers who has ticket sales closing during the week ending January 26, as compiled by TicketNews. The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has been supporting his most recent studio album, “Nine Lives,” with a month-long East Coast tour. Before the tour ends on... Read more
Executives from the National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Hockey League (NHL) are slated to attend Ticket Summit NYC, scheduled for January 6-8 at Waldorf=Astoria in New York City. In addition to sports leagues, representatives from several sports and entertainment arenas are also scheduled to... Read more
“Ticketmaster Debuts New NHL Fan Resale Ticket Service On NHL.com” NEW YORK and WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) November 14, 2008 — The National Hockey League (NHL) and Ticketmaster, a division of Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc, today announced the launch of the NHL’s first-ever resale ticket service on NHL.com Ticketmaster.com,... Read more
Building on January’s highly rated “Winter Classic” game in Buffalo, NY, the National Hockey League (NHL) is planning on staging another outdoor game on New Year’s Day, this time in Chicago at Wrigley Field between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings. The two hockey teams are long-time... Read more
Tickets for upcoming concerts by music legend Tina Turner as well as tickets for the upcoming 2008 NHL season are on sale throughout the weekend ending September 15 as compiled by TicketNews. This weekend has several opportunities to buy tickets to concerts from some of today’s hottest recording artists.... Read more