Hockey Central
NHL Attendance
 
  Regular Season   Playoffs Total
Season Games Attendance   Games Attendance Attendance
1960-61 210 2,317,142   17 242,000 2,559,142
1961-62 210 2,435,424   18 277,000 2,712,424
1962-63 210 2,590,574   16 220,906 2,811,480
1963-64 210 2,732,642   21 309,149 3,041,791
1964-65 210 2,822,635   20 303,859 3,126,494
1965-66 210 2,941,164   16 249,000 3,190,184
1966-67 210 3,084,759   16 248,336 3,333,095
1967-68 444 4,938,043   40 495,089 5,433,132
1968-69 456 5,550,613   33 431,739 5,982,352
1969-70 456 5,992,065   34 461,694 6,453,759
1970-71 546 7,257,677   43 707,633 7,965,310
1971-72 546 7,609,368   36 582,666 8,192,034
1972-73 624 8,575,651   38 624,637 9,200,288
1973-74 624 8,640,978   38 600,442 9,241,420
1974-75 720 9,521,536   51 784,181 10,305,717
1975-76 720 9,103,761   48 726,279 9,830,040
1976-77 720 8,563,890   44 646,279 9,210,169
1977-78 720 8,526,564   45 686,634 9,213,198
1978-79 680 7,758,053   45 694,521 8,452,574
1979-80 840 10,633,623   63 976,699 11,510,322
1980-81 840 10,726,198   68 966,390 11,692,588
1981-82 840 10,710,894   71 1,058,948 11,769,842
1982-83 840 11,020,610   66 1,088,222 12,028,832
1983-84 840 11,359,386   70 1,107,400 12,466,786
1984-85 840 11,633,730   70 1,107,500 12,741,230
1985-86 840 11,621,000   72 1,152,503 12,773,503
1986-87 840 11,855,880   87 1,383,967 13,239,847
1987-88 840 12,117,512   83 1,336,901 13,454,413
1988-89 840 12,417,969   83 1,327,214 13,745,183
1989-90 840 12,579,651   85 1,355,593 13,935,244
1990-91 840 12,343,897   92 1,442,203 12,786,100
1991-92 880 12,769,676   86 1,327,920 14,097,596
1992-93 1,008 14,158,177 (1)   83 1,346,034 15,504,211
1993-94 1,092 16,105,604 (2)   90 1,440,095 17,545,699
1994-95 624 (3) 9,233,884   81 1,329,130 10,563,014
1995-96 1,066 17,041,614   86 1,540,140 18,581,754
1996-97 1,066 17,640,529   82 1,494,878 19,135,407
1997-98 1,066 17,264,678   82 1,507,416 18,772,094
1998-99 1,107 18,001,741   86 1,509,411 19,511,152
1999-00 1,148 18,800,139   83 1,524,629 20,324,768
2000-01 1,230 20,373,379   86 1,584,011 21,957,390
2001-02 1,230 20,614,613   90 1,691,174 22,305,787
2002-03 1,230 20,408,704   89 1,636,120 22,044,824
2003-04 1,230 20,356,199   89 1,708,691 22,064,890
2004-05 -- --   -- -- --
2005-06 1,230 20,854,169   83 1,530,405 22,384,574
2006-07 1,230 20,861,787   81 1,496,501 22,358,288
2007-08 1,230 21,236,255   85 1,587,054 22,823,309
2008-09 1,230 21,475,223   87 1,639,602 23,114,825
2009-10 1,230 20,996,455   90 1,702,371 22,698,826
2010-11 1,230 21,112,139   89 1,667,624 22,779,763
2011-12 1,230 21,468,121   86 1,591,856 23,059,977
2012-13 720 (4) 12,792,707   86 1,631,683 14,424,390
 
 
NHL expansion: the NHL operated as a six-team league from 1942-43 to. Six teams were added in 1967-68: California later to move to Cleveland), Los Angeles, Minnesota (later to move to Dallas), Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and St. Louis. IN 1970-71: Buffalo and Vancouver. In 1972-73: Atlanta (later to move to Calgary) and NY Islanders. In 1974-75: Kansas City (later moved to Colorado and then to New Jersey), and Washington. In 1979-80: Hartford (later to move to Carolina, Edmonton, Quebec (later to move to Colorado) and Winnipeg (later to move to Phoenix). In 1991-92: San Jose. In 1992-93: Ottawa and Tampa Bay. In 1993-94, Anaheim and Florida. In 1998-99, Nashville. In 1999-2000, Atlanta (later to move to Winnipeg). In 2000-01, Columbus and Minnesota.
 
 
1 Includes 24 neutral site games.
2 Includes 26 neutral site games.
3 Lookout resulted in the cancellation of 468 regular-season games.
4 Lookout resulted in the cancellation of 510 regular-season games.