When the NHL serves up a gap in the Stanley Cup Playoff Schedule, I get a bit antsy for more. So instead of taking care of pilling up house work or running some errands I look at playoff roster data. Sharing is caring.
CHL season completed Sunday so I figured we would look at the attendance for the year. Overall, the WHL is down 1.3% which the QMJHL is down almost 7% year over year. The OHL is not available due to a change in how they share the attendance numbers.
Here is the individual team change year over year for both the WHL and QMJHL.
I’ve compiled the Attendance records of all games through the end of February. The league remands flat year over year. (Note: that no outdoor games are included in any of this visuals.)
The league got a bump from the Columbus Blue Jackets tear through the league earlier this season as well as the Oilers opening a new bar in Edmonton. Those gains were offset by big drops in Ottawa and Colorado.
Here is the interactive dashboard where you can look at individual teams detailed performance.
On Sunday, Connor McDavid played is 100 NHL game. This is how he stacks up against some of the more prolific players since Crosby and Ovechkin joined the league.