How To Find The Cheapest NHL Tickets For The 2019-20 Schedule + Onsale Dates & More

Where To Buy 2019-2020 NHL Tickets

The 2019-2020 schedule has been released. Currently, only a handful of teams have tickets available via the primary market on Ticketmaster, which is the primary ticketing platform for the majority of the NHL with a few exceptions. Below is a list of announced on sale dates for single game tickets for the upcoming season:

Team On Sale Date
Boston Bruins Currently Available
San Jose Sharks Currently Available
Toronto Maple Leafs Currently Available
Florida Pathers Currently Available
Detroit Red Wings Currently Available
Winnipeg Jets Currently Available
Edmonton Oilers Currently Available
Los Angeles Kings Currently Available
Washington Capitals Currently Available
Pittsburgh Penguins Currently Available
Dallas Stars Currently Available
Vancouver Canucks Currently Available
New Jersey Devils Currently Available
Tampa Bay Lightning Currently Available
Arizona Coyotes Currently Available
Ottawa Senators Currently Available
Nashville Predators Currently Available
Columbus Blue Jackets Currently Available
Anaheim Ducks Currently Available
Vegas Golden Knights Currently Available
Chicago Blackhawks Currently Available
Carolina Hurricanes 8/22 via Ticketmaster
St. Louis Blues 8/23 via Ticketmaster

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 Seatgeek. Download the TicketIQ app for $20 off your first ticket purchase 📲 🎟️

Even though single-game tickets at face price are not yet on sale for most teams, the secondary ticket market has availability from season-ticket holders who are selling seats on the secondary market, including for the highest-demand games

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 $136

There will be three outdoor games this season:

 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.

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. 


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.

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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 teams—especially the Maple Leafs—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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Best Value

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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