Guess Which Canadian Hockey Team Has the NHL's Most Engaged Fans

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

Online ticket broker TicketCity has used a variety of metrics to determined the most engaged online fan bases of National Hockey League teams. TicketCity looked at at a teams' average home attendance and average ticket price, as well as online data such as Facebook presence, Twitter following, and average monthly Google searches.

Not surprisingly, a Canadian team ranks first, and overall, the NHL's six Canadian teams fare better than their US counterparts. Number one is the fanbase of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The fans of the Montreal Canadians rank 6th, while the fans of the Vancouver Canucks rank 7th. Fans of the Ottawa Senators rank worst among Canadian teams at 24th.

Here's the full list followed by an infographic.

1. Toronto Maple Leafs

2. Boston Bruins

3. Chicago Blackhawks

4. Pittsburgh Penguins

5. Detroit Red Wings

6. Montreal Canadiens

7. Vancouver Canucks

8. New York Rangers

9. Philadelphia Flyers

10. Los Angeles Kings

11. Winnipeg Jets

12. San Jose Sharks

13. Edmonton Oilers

14. Washington Capitals

15. Colorado Avalanche

16. Buffalo Sabres

17. St. Louis Blues

18. Minnesota Wild

19. New Jersey Devils

20. Calgary Flames

21. Anaheim Ducks

22. Dallas Stars

23. Tampa Bay Lightning

24. Ottawa Senators

25. Nashville Predators

26. Phoenix Coyotes

27. Carolina Hurricanes

28. Columbus Blue Jackets

29. Florida Panthers

30. New York Islanders

 

Photo: Reuters; Image: TicketCity

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more



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