NHL Attendance Report Nov 2016

Overall the NHL attendance is relatively flat year over year with an increase from 17,233 last year through November games to 17,280 through this year.

leaguewide

On a team by team level, 4 teams saw an increase over 5% from last year while 3 teams saw declines of 5% or greater. Edmonton saw a large spike due to the new arena they are playing in this year while the Ottawa Senators saw the largest drop, down 13.3% through the November games.

y-y-change

You can drill into each teams performance to date using this interactive dashboard by selecting a team in the drop down in the upper right corner. (I apologize in advance. It is not mobile friendly.)

NHL goal scoring up after 48 games

Last night I saw there was a lot of twitter chatter last night on 2 games with over 10 goals scored. Most people theorized that scoring was way up in the league but no one provide any data…so I looked it up.

nhl-league-scoring-2016-17-48-games2

As you can see, in comparable periods, scoring is up in the league. It is also nice to see that goal differential is actual down which means it isn’t a bunch of blowouts that are inflating the numbers. There is more scoring and the games remain tight. That said, it is way too early to draw any conclusions.

USA Hockey memberships

USA hockey just released their 2015-16 Membership report and here are three simple visuals you can use to interpret the data.