TicketsNow Reveals Hockey's Hottest Home Openers

- Ticketmaster's Resale Marketplace Ranks NHL Teams' Average Ticket Prices -

- Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins Take Top Spot -

Sep 27, 2011, 09:00 ET from TicketsNow

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the start of the 2011-12 National Hockey League regular season just days away, TicketsNow examines exclusive ticket data to take the pulse of hockey fans.

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A quick look at average ticket resale prices around the league reveals an eager NHL fan base ready to witness the first puck drop of the new season. Not surprisingly, defending Stanley Cup champions, the Boston Bruins, boast the highest average home opener ticket resale price of $412. While their worthy playoff opponents, the Vancouver Canucks, rank second with an average home opener ticket resale price of $355.

Currently the hottest-selling NHL team on TicketsNow.com is the Chicago Blackhawks, accounting for 20% of total hockey tickets sold on the resale marketplace. Rounding out the top 5 sellers are the New York Rangers (15%), Boston Bruins (13%), Detroit Red Wings (9%), and Philadelphia Flyers (6%).

TicketsNow.com utilizes proprietary marketplace software to monitor availability and evaluate ticket prices on its resale marketplace.*


HOME TEAM

OPPONENT

DATE

2011-12 AVERAGE

TICKET RESALE PRICE

2010-11 AVERAGE

TICKET RESALE PRICE

Anaheim Ducks

vs. San Jose Sharks

10/14/2011

$66

$86

Boston Bruins

vs. Philadelphia Flyers

10/6/2011

$412

$130

Buffalo Sabres

vs. Carolina Hurricanes

10/14/2011

$154

$142

Calgary Flames

vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

10/8/2011

$106

$56

Carolina Hurricanes

vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

10/7/2011

$36

$96

Chicago Blackhawks

vs. Dallas Stars

10/8/2011

$139

$303

Colorado Avalanche

vs. Detroit Red Wings

10/8/2011

$207

$133

Columbus Blue Jackets

vs. Nashville Predators

10/7/2011

$87

$63

Dallas Stars

vs. Chicago Blackhawks

10/7/2011

$134

$112

Detroit Red Wings

vs. Ottawa Senators

10/7/2011

$132

$63

Edmonton Oilers

vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

10/9/2011

$327

$130

Florida Panthers

vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

10/15/2011

$61

$40

Los Angeles Kings

vs. St. Louis Blues

10/18/2011

$98

$57

Minnesota Wild

vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

10/8/2011

$126

$70

Montreal Canadiens

vs. Calgary Flames

10/13/2011

$343

$237

Nashville Predators

vs. Phoenix Coyotes

10/13/2011

N/A(1)

$79

New Jersey Devils

vs. Philadelphia Flyers

10/8/2011

$163

$121

New York Islanders

vs. Florida Panthers

10/8/2011

$78

$65

New York Rangers

vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

10/27/2011

$172

$145

Ottawa Senators

vs. Minnesota Wild

10/11/2011

N/A(1)

$128

Philadelphia Flyers

vs. Vancouver Canucks

10/12/2011

$131

$111

Phoenix Coyotes

vs. Winnipeg Jets

10/15/2011

$66

$75

Pittsburgh Penguins

vs. Florida Panthers

10/11/2011

$191

$351

San Jose Sharks

vs. Phoenix Coyotes

10/8/2011

$119

$121

St. Louis Blues

vs. Nashville Predators

10/8/2011

$116

$98

Tampa Bay Lightning

vs. Florida Panthers

10/17/2011

$101

$62

Toronto Maple Leafs

vs. Montreal Canadiens

10/6/2011

N/A(1)

$352

Vancouver Canucks

vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

10/6/2011

$355

$225

Washington Capitals

vs. Carolina Hurricanes

10/8/2011

$159

$147

Winnipeg Jets

vs. Montreal Canadiens

10/9/2011

N/A(1)

N/A(1)

*All data current as of 09/26/201
(1) Average ticket price for this event is unavailable.



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