How To Find Cheapest Sold Out NHL Tickets + Face Value Options

Where To Buy Cheapest 2019-2020 NHL Tickets

For fans looking to see the fastest sports on two feet in person, almost every team has tickets available on both the primary and secondary ticket markets. For the primary market, the majority of teams use Ticketmaster, while a handful use AXS.  While every team is unique, teams are often 'sold out' of the best sections and seats, with more unsold face value tickets available in the in the upper rows of the lower and upper levels.  Some teams also have a more even mix of unsold tickets available throughout the venue, but  the bottom line that smart ticket buyers need to check both 'unsold' primary and 'sold out' Secondary market options.

TicketIQ has a Low Price Guarantee on Sold Out NHL tickets and games on the 2019-20 schedule, which means that if you find a secondary market ticket for less on a site like Stubhub or Vivid Seats, we’ll give you 200% of the difference in ticket credit. TicketIQ customers save an average of 5%-20% compared to Stubhub and Vivid Seats.

In addition to price and availability, the below chart as provides info on the quantity of tickets available by team. Every team in the NHL has unsold face value tickets, most of which are available via Ticketmaster. These tickets can be above or below the secondary market, depending on the team and game, so it's important to check around before you buy.

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TEAM PRIMARY ON SALE SECONDARY MARKET SECONDARY AVG SECONDARY QTY
Toronto Maple Leafs Limited Availablity Find Tickets $343 Low
New York Rangers Currently Available Find Tickets $255 Low
Vegas Golden Knights Limited Availablity Find Tickets $241 Low
Nashville Predator Currently Available Find Tickets $206 Low
Edmonton Oilers Currently Available Find Tickets $183 Low
Winnipeg Jets Currently Available Find Tickets $145 Low
New York Islanders Currently Available Find Tickets $141 Low
Minnesota Wild Currently Available Find Tickets $137 Low
Ottawa Senators Currently Available Find Tickets $116 Low

 

TEAM PRIMARY ON SALE SECONDARY MARKET SECONDARY AVG SECONDARY QTY
Chicago Blackhawks Currently Available Find Tickets $140 Medium
Pittsburgh Penguins Currently Available Find Tickets $128 Medium
Los Angeles Kings Currently Available Find Tickets $121 Medium
Montreal Canadiens Limited Availability Find Tickets $112 Medium
Dallas Stars Currently Available Find Tickets $103 Medium
Calgary Flames Currently Available Find Tickets $98 Medium
Buffalo Sabres Currently Available Find Tickets $89 Medium
Vancouver Canucks Currently Available Find Tickets $87 Medium
New Jersey Devils Currently Available Find Tickets $83 Medium
Anaheim Ducks Currently Available Find Tickets $75 Medium
Carolina Hurricanes Currently Available Find Tickets $69 Medium

 

TEAM PRIMARY ON SALE SECONDARY MARKET SECONDARY AVG SECONDARY QTY
Boston Bruins Limited Availablity Find Tickets $151 High
Tampa Bay Lightning Currently Available Find Tickets $127 High
St Louis Blues Limited Availability Find Tickets $118 High
Washington Capitals Currently Available Find Tickets $114 High
Colorado Avalanche Currently Available Find Tickets $111 High
Detroit Red Wings Currently Available Find Tickets $105 High
Philadelphia Flyers Currently Available Find Tickets $103 High
Columbus Blue Jackets Currently Available Find Tickets $102 High
San Jose Sharks Currently Available Find Tickets $95 High
Arizona Coyotes Currently Available Find Tickets $72 High
Florida Panthers Currently Available Find Tickets $66 High

TicketIQ has a Low Price Guarantee on NHL tickets for all games on the 2019-20 schedule, which means that if you find a secondary market ticket for less on a site like Stubhub or Seatgeek, we’ll give you 200% of the difference in ticket credit. TicketIQ customers save an average of 5%-20% compared to Stubhub and Vivid Seats.

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How Much Are 2019-2020 NHL Tickets

The average price for NHL Tickets on the Secondary ticket market is $135, which is down 10% from last year.  Only one team has an average price over $300. The Maple leafs only have two regular season games where the cheapest ticket is under $100. As a point of comparison, the Eastern Conference champion Bruins only have 5 games where the cheapest ticket is over $100. Every single home game for the Stanley Cup champion Blues has availability under $50, with a lot of games under $30.  Below are the average secondary market prices for the ten most expensive teams this season. Below are some noteworthy data points.

  • Blues ticket prices are only up 5% after fans had to shell out record dollars for Stanley Cup Finals Tickets. 
  • Like last year, the most expensive secondary ticket market in the league belongs to the Maple Leafs, who's fans are showing some impatience, with prices down 10% from last last years average price.   
  • The Islanders had the biggest price jump of any team this season, with secondary prices up 46%, with 21 games being plated at NYCB Live, otherwise know as Nassau Coliseum, and 20 games scheduled for Barclays Center.
  • The Maple Leafs, Rangers, Predators, Knights and Oilers have the most expensive secondary market tickets...and the lowest quantity of tickets on the secondary market.
  • The Flyers and Hurricanes have the two biggest drop in average price on the secondary market.  For 2019-20, hockey is more affordable than ever, which is great news for fans.

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St. Louis fans won’t want to miss the home opener on October 2. The Blues will host the Washington Capitals – and raise their championship banner. Also on October 2, Vegas will host San Jose in a rematch of the Sharks’ first-round playoff victory last season.

On October 26, fans can catch a rematch of the Stanley Cup Final, when the Blues will play at Boston. St. Louis beat Boston to win the Cup in seven games. There are just a handful of primary market tickets available, but TicketIQ has seats, including two in Loge 1, Row 4 at center ice, for $794. The get-in price for the game on the secondary market is $13

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Who Has the Cheapest 2019-2020 NHL Tickets

The below infographic shows the teams with the cheapest average ticket price on the secondary ticket market. Not surprisingly, this list consists of teams with the highest quantity of secondary ticket market, which pushes down prices. The average number of ticket available fro each game is over 2,000 for each of the teams in the below list, while the teams with the highest average prices may have 1/4 of that available on the secondary market.   The five teams with the cheapest average secondary market are also for teams in warmer-weather markets.

What Team Has The Best Deals/Value NHL Tickets For 2019-20 Season

While there are a lot of expensive tickets to be bought in the NHL, especially in bigger cities, for the majority of cities, it’s a very affordable ticket. As the below infographic shows, there are nine teams with an average price under $100, which means the cheapest tickets are usually available around $25 for an average game  For those β€˜cheap teams’, the average projected point total for the 2019-20 season is 88, which means, on average, they’re all playoff teams. That means a lot of wins for home games that are very affordable, which is just one more reason why Hockey is the best sport on earth. The two best values for the 2019-20 season as measured by the number of expected point per dollars spent on a ticket are the Panthers, Hurricanes and Coyotes, all warm weather teams. With 98 projected points and an average price of $66, the Panthers are earning a 1.5 points for every dollar their fans spend. The best value for a cold weather team belongs to the Devils. With 83 points projected and an average cost of $80, they’re earning just over 1 point per dollars spent. The lowest point to dollar spent ratio belongs to the Leafs, who earn less than half a point ( .4)  per dollar spent

How Much Are Tickets For 2019-2020 NHL Outdoor Games + Winter Classic

 2019 Tim Horton’s NHL Heritage Classic: Calgary will play Winnipeg on October 26 at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan. The game will be second regular-season outdoor game in history for both teams.

2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic: Set for New Year's Day, this game will be the first for at the Cotton Bowl Stadium. The Stars will play Nashville, in a rematch of the first-round playoff series the Stars won in six games. TicketIQ has seats all over the Cotton Bowl for this game, starting at $194

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2020 NHL Stadium Series: For the only the second time, the NHL will hold a game at a service academy. Colorado will play its second outdoor game on February 15, 2020, at Falcon Stadium at Air Force against Los Angeles. The Kings are 1-2 in outdoor games. 

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TicketIQ is committed to Transparent Ticketing, and we make much less on sold out tickets compared to other major marketplaces like StubHub and Vivid. That means ticket buyers save from up to 25% on TicketIQ on sports, music and theater. We're able to do this because we also work with teams, venues, and other ticket owners, to help them sell tickets at face price, directly to consumers like you, through Ticketmaster and AXS. For an overview of the 2019 NHL Ticket Buying landscape, and details on the cheapest way to get tickets for every team, visit the TicketIQ Blog.


 

2018-19 NHL Tickets Report: Maple Leafs and Golden Knights Lead The League On Secondary Market, Ducks Best Value

With fall officially upon us, one of the best parts of the sports calendar has arrived. Football is in full swing, the baseball season is nearing its homestretch, and both the NBA and NHL seasons are around the corner. And while the teams are still in the midst of the preseason, there are already some marquee players donning new sweaters. From John Tavares heading home to Toronto and Erik Karlsson moving west to San Jose, there have been plenty of moves shaking up both line-ups and the ticket market.  (Check out our midseason update here)

 Most Expensive Prices, By Team: 2018-19

Toronto Maple Leafs tickets are always some of the hottest in the NHL and this year is no exception; after adding Tavares in the offseason, their tickets are the most expensive in the league, averaging $332 on the secondary market. Below them, the Vegas Golden Knights, coming off last years’ Cinderella run, have jumped to second overall in terms of average price. Two of the Western Conference’s best teams, the Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators, and the rebuilding New York Rangers round out the top five.

Most Expensive NHL Tickets 2018-19

Least Expensive Prices, By Team: 2018-19

After finishing last season in the cellar of the Western Conference, the Arizona Coyotes enter 2018-19 with the NHL’s cheapest tickets; their average secondary market ticket price clocks in at $72, a drop of $21 dollars from last year. Beyond them, however, some exciting teams are towards the bottom of the price list. The Anaheim Ducks are a perennial playoff contender, the Dallas Stars boast an explosive offense, and the New Jersey Devils made a surprise postseason appearance last year. Even the Buffalo Sabres, who round out the bottom five teams, boast first overall pick Rasmus Dahlin.

Least Expensive NHL Tickets 2018-19

Most Expensive Games

Unsurprisingly, Canadian teamsβ€”especially the Maple Leafsβ€”dominate the most expensive games of the 2018-19 NHL season. 10 of the 20 most expensive games in the upcoming season take place north of the borders; the other top games mainly feature Original Six teams and, more surprisingly, the Colorado Avalanche.

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Whats Teams Are The Best Value For NHL Tickets

Based on Vegas Insider’s projected points and our average ticket prices, the best ticket value for 2018-19 is the Anaheim Ducks. Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry may be closer to the end of their careers than the beginning, but their team should be headed for their seventh straight postseason. On the opposite side of the spectrum, the Rangers are the most expensive, averaging $3.46 for every point this season. While the Blueshirt faithful won’t have many more years to appreciate Henrik Lundqvist, they’ll be paying a premium to see him back stopping a young team at Madison Square Garden.

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Biggest Price Changes

After making it to the Stanley Cup Final in their first year as a franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights understandably see one of the largest growths in average ticket price on the secondary market. That success, combined with the fact that they play in a tourist mecca, led to an increase of 38% per seat. Playoff success also helped the Colorado Avalanche and Winnipeg Jets market take a major leap; on the other hand, Chicago Blackhawks ticket prices dropped by a league-leading 38% as their dynasty comes to a close.

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Last year, 13 of the 31 NHL teams averaged 100% attendance or higher. Even more impressively, six teams sold less than 90% of their tickets through the season. That reality means that the secondary market is the probably the easiest way to score some seats in 2018-19. Just be aware of your team’s ticketing policy; while some clubs have switched to mobile entry, others only accept printed tickets.

Outdoor Games:

Since 2008, the NHL has made a tradition of playing at least one outdoor game each year. This season, the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins will face off in the Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium while the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers renew their rivalry at Lincoln Financial Field. As any fan who has attended one of these games can tell you, it’s an amazing experience to sit in a massive crowd, watching your team play in the open air.

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If you’re willing to make plans a few months in advance, you can score a good deal for the 2019 Winter Classic. Tickets are currently the second cheapest of any Winter Classic to date; only the meeting between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings cost less. Tickets currently average $207 on the secondary market, with the cheapest available seat going for $100. It’s also worth noting that there is plenty of available on the primary market starting at $85; just remember that the game is taking place in a football stadium, so those affordable tickets will be farther from the ice than at your average hockey game.

While the Winter Classic is a bargain, the same isn’t true for the stadium series. The average secondary market ticket to the rivalry game currently costs $252, while the cheapest available seat is $98. The tickets are still within the presale period, however, so it’ll be worth keeping tabs on both the primary and secondary markets as more tickets become available. This is not the first time the two Pennsylvania teams have met outside, though. The average secondary market price and get-in price were $210 and $90 respectively when the two teams met outdoors in Pittsburgh two seasons ago. You should also remember that the Penguins and Flyers will meet four additional times this season; if you’re not interested in sitting outside, any of those games will be cheaper than the Stadium Series.

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