The Chicago Blackhawks led the NHL in attendance once again.
The Chicago Blackhawks have been growing their rabid fanbase for over a decade now. There was once a point where they couldn’t pay people to come to the games in the mid-2000s. Well, with some changes to the front office and marketing team, smart draft picks, and success on the ice, they have been able to become one of the NHL’s powerhouse franchises in terms of a fanbase. They weren’t even that good ni 2019-20 and they managed to lead the league in attendance.
They had been attendance leaders in previous years as well but sometimes the numbers were boosted by the Winter Classic being hosted by them. That wasn’t the case this season as they were not the hosts of the game this season. Their average attendance at the United Center ranked first with 21,441 people. They were ahead of the Montreal Canadiens (21,085), Dallas Stars (20,326), Toronto Maple Leafs (19,301), and Tampa Bay Lightning (18,922) to round out the top five.