ESPN published an article, which ranked NHL ticket prices in the primary ticket market. The ranking is based on data from Team Marketing Report. The report is based on the average ticket prices for all thirty NHL teams. It also includes Fan Cost Index, which is comprised of four average-price tickets, two small draft beers, four small soft drinks, four regular-sized hotdogs, parking, two programs and two adult-sized caps. While, we do not keep track of hot dogs and other snack prices, we are able to provide an accurate look at secondary market ticket prices.

Secondary Market vs Primary Market

Below is a chart comparing SeatGeek data on prices to the top 10 teams in Team Marketing Report: NHL Ticket Prices 2011-12.

Our Top Ten vs Marketing Team Report’s Top Ten

The chart below compares Our Top Ten vs Marketing Team Report’s Top Ten based on average ticket prices.

Team Marketing SeatGeek
1 Toronto Maple Leafs Winnipeg Jets
2 Winnipeg Jets Toronto Maple Leafs
3 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens
4 Edmonton Oilers San Jose Sharks
5 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks
6 Calgary Flames Pittsburgh Penguins
7 Philadelphia Flyers Edmonton Oilers
8 New York Rangers Boston Bruins
9 Pittsburgh Penguins New York Rangers
10 Minnesota Wild Calgary Flames

Interesting Facts:
• Seven teams of the Marketing Report list were also on our list
• The Winnipeg Jets, Toronto Maple Leafs, and The Montreal Canadiens were top three on both lists
• San Jose Sharks rank number 19 on Team Marketing Report’s list, but are number 4 on our list
• Canadians pay more to watch their favorite team play