Hockey, like all sports, was impacted greatly by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the NHL could be facing around $2.5 billion in lost revenue as a result. That said, the 2020-21 season has still proceeded despite some delays, and the Stanley Cup semifinals are approaching. The teams that qualified are the Vegas Golden Knights (0 Stanley Cup wins), Montreal Canadiens (24 Stanley Cup wins), Tampa Bay Lightning (2 Stanley Cup wins) and New York Islanders (4 Stanley Cup wins).
So for all the diehard and rookie fans, WalletHub crunched the numbers to determine the best places for hockey enthusiasts. We ranked 73 U.S. cities based on 21 key indicators of a good hockey city. Our data set ranges from ticket prices to stadium capacity to the performance level of each city’s teams.