Fanbase. Ice hockey is traditionally popular in Massachusetts (and New England in general), Michigan, New York (especially Upstate New York) and Minnesota within the United States. Minnesota is known as the hockey capital of the US.... read more ›
Countries ranked by number of ice hockey players 2020/21
In the 2020/21 season, the United States had the most registered ice hockey players with almost 454 thousand, according to the International Ice Hockey Federation.... read more ›
|Rank||State||Players per 10,000 pop|
All around the state, in all levels of the game, as far back as anyone can remember, one thing has always been true. Minnesotans eat, sleep, and breathe this game. It is because of the hockey culture and traditions in the Land of 10,000 Lakes that Minnesota is called the “State of Hockey” today.... read more ›
Geography. The least popular teams in the NHL are mainly the expansion teams situated in the sun-belt of the southern US states; the Carolina Panthers and the Arizona Coyotes are prime examples. Interestingly the New York Islanders a team with x4 Stanley Cups and based in the Northern states rank remarkably low at 27th ...... view details ›
The modern game of hockey emerged in England in the mid-18th century and is largely attributed to the growth of public schools, such as Eton. The first Hockey Association was formed in the UK in 1876 and drew up the first formal set of rules.... continue reading ›
Like Canada, Finland has won many gold medals in various championships which is why ice hockey is so popular in the country. There is a strong sentiment among fans because the country is great at the sport. Hockey first appeared in Finland back in 1928 which is quite a bit later than in Canada.... see details ›
1. Toronto. Toronto is home to an Original Six franchise, the Maple Leafs, as well as their AHL affiliate, the Marlies. The difference between any of the top five cities/areas on this list is so small it's easy to make a case that one is better than another, but Toronto is the heartbeat of hockey in Canada.... read more ›
2. Which states have the most number of NHL teams? A: California and New York, each with three NHL teams.... see more ›
No team in the NHL has currently gone as long without a Stanley Cup victory, never mind an appearance. Toronto fans have had the most disappointing, anticlimactic 44 years of any franchise in the NHL yet boast the league's most perfect attendance record. Maple Leafs fans are the undisputed No. 1 in terms of dedication.... see details ›
|1.||Alexander Bahlau (D)||29|
|2.||Matty Reynolds (F)||24|
|3.||Anthony Trankina (F)||36|
|4.||Elliott Fafinski (F)||22|
Forty-eight NCAA Division I schools had an alum playing in the NHL in 2021-22. Michigan led all schools with 26 alumni in the NHL, followed by Minnesota (25), Boston College (24) and North Dakota (24). The vast majority (68%) of the 348 former college players in the NHL played at least three seasons on campus.... read more ›
In 2016, 21.6 percent of NCAA Division 1 men's college hockey players were from outside the US, including Canada and Europe, where hockey is a popular sport. In addition to competing for one of these two junior hockey leagues or an international team, student-athletes will need to have a strong academic record.... continue reading ›
Many families simply cannot afford to have a child to play hockey. Some people don't have easy access to a hockey rink. Ice time can be pricey, and there may be select hours to practice. Markoulis also said the marketability of the NHL's top prospects is lagging when compared with basketball, baseball and football.... view details ›
Outside of last season, the league's average attendance declined every season since its record-high. Even with a slight uptick from 2017-18, the 2019-20 total was still minus-1.28% to 2012-13.... see more ›
Ice hockey is by far the most popular form of the sport, especially where fan support is concerned. The game, though, has a number of variants, some of which might surprise you. As mentioned above, ice hockey is the most sought after version, with North America's National Hockey League (NHL) the top tier.... read more ›
The development of the modern version of organized ice hockey played as a team sport is often credited to James Creighton. In 1872, he moved from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Montreal, bringing skates, hockey sticks, and a game with a basic set of rules with him.... view details ›
1. Connor McDavid, F, Edmonton Oilers. McDavid is so good that he has taken the title of "best player in the world" from Sidney Crosby with little to no argument. Each of the past two seasons, he has led the NHL in scoring and been voted the most outstanding player in the NHL by his peers.... view details ›
- Canada. 8 of 8.
- Sweden. 7 of 8. ...
- Finland. 6 of 8. ...
- United States. 5 of 8. ...
- Russia. 4 of 8. ...
- Czech Republic. 3 of 8. Al Bello/Getty Images. ...
- Switzerland. 2 of 8. Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports. ...
- Slovakia. 1 of 8. Matt Slocum/Associated Press. ...
The name hockey—as the organized game came to be known—has been attributed to the French word hoquet (shepherd's stick). The term rink, referring to the designated area of play, was originally used in the game of curling in 18th-century Scotland.... continue reading ›
-- Frederick Arthur Stanley, Lord Stanley of Preston, Earl of Derby, Canada's Governor-General in the late 1800s and a loyal fan of hockey whose donation to the country in 1893 forever changed the game.... continue reading ›
The game of hockey has been said to be modeled after what was actually referred to as hurley, hurling, bandy, shinty or shinny – according to the SIHR.... continue reading ›
In hockey, it is to a certain extent, but the players definitely have the ability to control the game on a different level. They can speed it up, slow it down, or shake things up with big hits or fights. In this sport, the athletes truly have control of the game, which makes it much more entertaining to watch.... continue reading ›
1. Auston Matthews, C, Toronto Maple Leafs. Matthews has ascended to a new level this season. His 60-goal season was the first in the NHL since Steven Stamkos' in 2011-12, and the first ever for an American-born player.... read more ›
Each year, this sport grows in popularity all over the U.S. As popularity continues to grow, there's more interest from both those who want to play hockey and those who want to watch it.... see more ›
- Toronto (57)
- Minneapolis-St. Paul (23)
- Vancouver (22)
- Montreal (22)
- Edmonton (20)
- Detroit (20)
- Calgary (13)
- Boston (13)
New York City
For all of the recognition that Yankees fans get, hockey fans in New York City are just as loyal.... see more ›
They would qualify for the playoffs in 1996, but off the ice they also ran into money problems, with the team declaring bankruptcy in 2003. The new Fiserv Forum has ice and could host an NHL game, but the Bucks have said there are no plans for an NHL team to have a permanent home in the Forum.... see details ›
The main reason Florida gained two teams is because there were ownership groups based in Florida that were willing to fund the teams. This meant the NHL would be getting paid big time expansion fees from ownership groups early on which would add a ton of money into the NHL.... view details ›
|Sport||Favorite sport||TV viewing record (since 2010)1|
|Association football (soccer)||7%||29.3m|
Verizon Center. The Verizon Center is one of the loudest arenas in the NHL, and their state-of-the-art sound system pumps blasting music through the speakers and makes it hard for opposing teams to concentrate.... see more ›
Ranking the NHL's home crowds
- Winnipeg Jets.
- Vegas Golden Knights. ...
- Montreal Canadiens. ...
- Nashville Predators. ...
- New York Islanders. ...
- Chicago Blackhawks. ...
- Washington Capitals. ...
Which NHL arena has the best ice? Bell Centre continued its reputation for having the best ice surface in the NHL, with a margin of nearly 26% separating it from Rogers Place in the second spot. This marks the fourth time Bell Centre has earned the nod.... view details ›
|Culver Academies Prep (IN)||43-4-1||100.0|
|Shattuck St Mary (#1) 18U Prep (MN)||27-17-4||98.3|
|Northwood School (#1) Junior (NY)||29-16-0||98.3|
|Seacoast College Prep (NH)||37-7-1||97.4|
|Rank||Team (First Place)||2021-22 Record|
|1.||University of Denver, 510 (34)||31-9-1|
|2.||Minnesota State University, 476||38-6-0|
|3.||University of Michigan, 425||31-10-1|
|4.||University of Minnesota, 422||26-13-0|
Florida is home to two National Hockey League teams.... view details ›
|Sport||Favorite sport||TV viewing record (since 2010)1|
|Association football (soccer)||7%||29.3m|
Hockey has been around for some time now thanks to the Canadians. Each year, this sport grows in popularity all over the U.S. As popularity continues to grow, there's more interest from both those who want to play hockey and those who want to watch it.... continue reading ›
Ice hockey is played on a hockey rink. During normal play, there are six players on ice skates on the ice per side, one of them being the goaltender.... view details ›
Florida isn't exactly a top hockey state. It doesn't have a hardcore following due to the infancy of its teams in the league. The Tampa Bay Lightning are a team on the rise, and the Florida Panthers are starting to emerge as a contender in the Eastern Conference.... continue reading ›
1. American Football. American football, or simply football as it is referred to in America, is by far the most popular sport in America, and its Major League, the NFL, is the league that runs TV.... see details ›
Boxing. The Sweet Science. That's the sport that demands the most from the athletes who compete in it. It's harder than football, harder than baseball, harder than basketball, harder than hockey or soccer or cycling or skiing or fishing or billiards or any other of the 60 sports we rated.... view details ›
- 1 | Kabbadi. Kabbadi is the national sport of Bangladesh and, from what I can tell, it's a mix of rugby without a ball and red rover.
- 2 | Motocross/motorcycle racing. ...
- 3 | Fencing. ...
- 4 | Polo. ...
- 5 | Archery. ...
- 6 | Sailing. ...
- 7 | Canadian football. ...
- 8 | Weightlifting. ...