Most Popular NHL Teams

The Top Ten

1 Boston Bruins The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins compete in the National Hockey League as a member club of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division.

We are just getting started if you look at the core players so we will be fighting for the top prize for years to come and hopefully we can be as successful as it appears.. Great loyalty, great team prestige and great history.. What more to ask for?

Bruins traded skinny for muscles, they traded high tops for skates, they traded party's for games, they traded their social life for HOCKEY they will never ever trade HOCKEY for anything. It's as simple as this hockey and the Boston Bruins are thief life's.

When ever I hear a Bruins chant in another teams building that all I need to know. Most recently in Washington!
Montreal, really! They have the best diving team in the NHL!

The bruins are the best no doubt about it, even if there is a lot of hate on the b's, everybody knows the bruins are one of the best nhl teams

2 Toronto Maple Leafs The Toronto Maple Leafs, officially the Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club and often simply referred to as the Leafs, are a professional ice hockey team based in Toronto, Ontario. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

Toronto must have the greatest fans the team has been crappy for over 50 years and they still sell out

Another historic team. According to statistics this is the most popular NHL team in Canada.

Despite the fact the Leafs haven't had a great team in a very long time, the fan base is probably the largest and most loyal in the NHL. With the Air Canada Centre sold out every night, along with the fact you basically have to inherit season tickets, there is no doubt the Leafs have one of the largest, if not the largest fan base in the entire NHL. The revenue from Leafs merchandise is also a serious indicator of the amount of fans. If you know NHL then you know the Leafs are one of if not the biggest teams in terms of fan base.

Can argue if you like them or not, however, you cannot argue that they are the most popular team.

3 Montreal Canadiens The Montreal Canadiens (French: Les Canadiens de Montréal) are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

Their accomplishments through their illustrious history speaks volumes.

Withoit a doubt either the Habs or the Leafs are the most popular team in the NHL. How could it even be the Bruins? Hockey is a Canadian sport!

Most historic and classic NHL team. Most Stanley Cups. Hometown team woohoo go habs.

Since 1969 1970. Visited the Forum at Atwater and I recall the 2 crossed hockey sticks as escalators. Ushers great, service, great and sitting in all sections, red, white and on top, the blues. Guy! Guy! Guy! Robinson, Gainey, Roy, etc. Different era, but the Forum was and is greatest arena in hockey. 250 games in many cities, But the City of Montreal rocks!

4 Quebec Nordiques The Quebec Nordiques were a professional ice hockey team based in Quebec City, Quebec. The Nordiques played in the World Hockey Association and the National Hockey League. The franchise was relocated to Denver, Colorado in May 1995 and renamed the Colorado Avalanche.

Best fan base ever, will be back very soon

When a team gone since 21 years is more popular than some existing franchises, it certainly means something.

More popular than half the current NHL teams and they have been gone 21 years. It says it all.

Great team with greatest fans. They need to be back.

5 New York Rangers The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference. The team plays its home games at Madison Square Garden in the borough of Manhattan, an arena they share ...read more.

A team whos fans hold them accountable for their performance, yet always have their support. New York is a city of hard working people who expect results. Results don't always come in the form of a win, but when a team plays their heart out. This is what the fans love and why they rely on the Rangers to be their passion and obsession!

Everywhere I go in the US I always see Rangers fans wearing their colors. Can't say that for ANY other team in any sport except the Yankees. I used to see the "B" hats (Red Sox) everywhere (in the NorthEast) but as soon as I left the area, their fandom died with it. Today two kids at a trampoline place in NC approached me (I was wearing my Rangers T-shirt) to tell me how the Rangers rule. That is one of the many reasons Rangers fans are the best.

Why is this team on here there fans are not loyal at all and there team is a bunch of cry babies. I am from New York and I am saying this.

Ranger fans are the most knowledgeable.

6 Pittsburgh Penguins The Pittsburgh Penguins (colloquially known as the Pens) are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference. The Penguins are one of two NHL franchises in Pennsylvania, ...read more.

My favourite team is the penguins mostly because Sidney Crosby

This is embarrassing. The penguins are number one. They've been here since 1972 only. Canadiens, Bruins, Rangers, Blackhawks, Red Wings and Maple Leafs have been here for way longer. There for they are more well known then Sid the kid and his team

Look at them now, Sid, Geno, with the most reliable defense in the entire Nhl. Can't wait for the playoffs. Oh I forgot to mention Fleury on his outstanding performance this season.

Pittsburgh definitely deserves this name, Penguins are amazing and so are every single player on this amazingly awesome team! So excited for playoffs this year, lets go PENS!

7 Detroit Red Wings The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League and are one of the Original Six teams of the league.

They have an amazing history as well as the most stanley cups in america

Amazing Franchise Larkin is going to hoist the cup multiple times Lets GO

In my opinion, the red wings have the best history. They also have the most stanley cups in America. 11 stanley cups! They will get better someday.

Original 6. Most successful US based franchise with 11 cups and over 20 finals appearances. Revolutionized the pro game in the 90s with the Russian Five lineups. Slightly fallen off the last few years but still 22 consecutive playoff berths and counting.

8 Chicago Blackhawks The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League. They have won six Stanley Cup championships since their founding in 1926.

Two greatest player in NHL History makes them my favorite Booby Hull , Stan Mikita

Johnathan Toews and Patrick Kane are kinda goated. This team is more respected then the Bruins and the Pens.

The Chicago Blackhawks are a team with a rich history. I grew up with this team from the 90s til 2011 when I stopped growing up and became an adult. This team with the six cups is not alone what makes them a well known team. They are actually a very symbolic team. Seriously go to OKC ask people what hockey teams they know about and of the teams said the most will be Blackhawks. A symbolic team with a great fan base(in 99-00) we were still selling out games. We did so in a declining number. We had the incredible White Sox or the Bulls while laughing at the Cubs.(I like the Sox and Cubs). We also have made many historical achievements on and off the ice, and this original six club was held back by a owner who uses Chicago as a bad player stock for the also owned Red Wings. Also the rivalries. We are the Blackhawks. This team will forever hold a place in my heart and every hockey fans, as haters are just confused admirers.

Original 6 team, new (and finally competent) ownership, exciting and young core both offensively and defensively, and the best uniforms in sports. Commit to the Indian!

9 Washington Capitals The Washington Capitals (colloquially known as the Caps) are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference. The Capitals are owned by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, headed ...read more.

Caps fans are completely underrated. They pack the Verizon Center every game, and they show up to plenty of road games. Washington is one of the best hockey towns in this country, and I don't care what anyone says. LET'S GO CAPS!

I live in Virginia and the ONLY (repeat: ONLY) NHL teams that people like here are the Penguins and the Caps. And there are 10 or 20 Caps fans for every Penguins fan. GO CAPS!

Just so you know-117 sellouts in a row is not an NHL record-the Kings right now are at 170-and the Wild have sold out every game forever-Montreal same thing-and I could go on and on-this a reason why the CAPS should not be in the top 20.

Yes, just because the caps don't have the all time sellout record means they shouldn't be in the top 20.

The Capitals are my life, my bedroom won the Capitals decorating contest (3rd place I believe) and Verizon center had over 117 consecutive sellouts which is an NHL RECORD! And Crosby sucks by the way

10 Winnipeg Jets The Winnipeg Jets are a professional ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

Seems only the Finnipegers really like this climate but all the players seem to buy into the team effort.

This should be WAY higher then 25th. Winnipeg has got to be in the top ten.

Wow... They should be in the top ten no doubt. Jets fans are some of the best I'm aware of. From a die-hard New York Rangers fan.

They have the biggest fan support below Montreal and Quebec

The Contenders

11 San Jose Sharks The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

You think, how the heck does Northern California get an NHL team? They had one back in the 70s with the California Seals, but that went about as well as hockey in Atlanta. Fast forward to the early 90s and Gordon Gund, the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers decides to put a team in the southern Bay Area. The next thing you know, the San Jose Sharks are filling the Shark Tank night after night. Sure the first few years weren't that great, but that's what you get with an expansion team. Next thing you know, they made the playoffs 10 straight years thatonly rivals the Detroit Red Wings. Sure they have a reputation as a playoff choke, but there's no denying the fan base is rabid for a Stanley Cup. Add to the fact that they have a pretty good three-way rivalry with the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks, and you'll be hard-pressed to find a great team like the San Jose Sharks.

The San Jose Sharks has the most electrifying fan base! It gets incredibly loud at the shark tank and there all rooting for team that went to the playoffs in 10 consecutive seasons! One of the best hockey teams of all time with great rivalries. Go Sharks!

Sharks have been around for 25 years and have accomplished more than some teams that have been around longer. Definitely one of the best teams in the NHL.

How did this crappy 10th rate team even on the top ten list?

VGK for life

12 Los Angeles Kings The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

A blue collar team that actually draws hard core blue collar fans, yes, they do exist in Southern California, and this is the team that they support. The only team that never wants, especially the fans, any support from Hollywood. It's the same 18,000 plus night after night, dressed in black, and they show up if the visiting team is Ottawa, Florida or Carolina. Does not matter if the Kings have lost 10 in a row, they still pack them in. The reason, because this is the hardest working team in the NHL, the team that never quits playing, and hits like the old Bruins of 40 years ago. The only Northeast team that plays in the west. They've captured fans around the country that appreciate old school hockey. If you like defense and hard work, this is your team.

The hardest working team in hockey-with a Northeastern blue collar mentality-oh Dean Lombardi is from Massachusetts-and the management in many cases is Northeastern-they've brought that toughness with them-even the fan base is way more blue collar than any other So Cal fan base-many-like me-have parents from the mid-west or north-east or Canada-and it's why the Staples Center is so loud-great atmosphere-top flight organization-and as a native southern Californian living in Massachusetts-it's great to see the team succeed and be the one exception of all the sun belt franchises-one that has great fans-170+ straight sellouts and plays hard nosed old school hockey.

Thankfully the Kings are in the top 10, AS THEY SHOULD BE! 5 straight years of sellouts, one of the top sellers of merchandise and number one on Social Media. All this and they play in a market that has the Lakers. Great to see the Kings getting the recognition they deserve. Plus they have started acquiring fans outside LA due to their blue collar play and defensive minded hockey, something sorely lacking from most of the league which now emphasizes offense...

The Kings, as the lone western team, should be higher up. Not only have they sold out every game since 2012, this team is responsible for every sun belt city in the NHL even having a team, and they have fans around the country, unlike any other sun belt team. Pittsburgh, was ready to move, until they got good again but once they start losing, they'll start hearing the rumors of moving, again. Why not send Florida to Quebec, and you solve two problems at once. A) you get Quebec a team again and B) you get rid of a market that could care less about hockey...

13 Calgary Flames The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Flames are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

That's really Lanny's mustash in the logo and he was a favorite; maybe Johnny needs one just like it.

Even though the aren't doing great this season, Calgary is arguably one of the most fan supported teams in the NHL. The hockey world is huge in Calgary, and the flames definitely should be in the top 3 in this list. Go flames go!

Flames fans hold it down for their team doesn't matter if we last In division or in playoffs we have the best fans in nhl after the Jets

They use their name as an excuse for Pyrotechnics. How could I not love them?

14 Columbus Blue Jackets The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League. The Blue Jackets were founded as an expansion team in 2000.

A team heading in the right direction

Best team in the world

Most don't know them since their new and in the building stage, but with that recent 15-game win streak, their gettin gmore popular.

15 Ottawa Senators The Ottawa Senators (French: Sénateurs d'Ottawa) are a professional ice hockey team based in Ottawa, Ontario. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The Senators play their home games at the 18,652-seat Canadian Tire Centre, ...read more.

They try hard despite the drama.

Senators fan but they suck

Ottawa Senators is the best team in the NHL.

Ottawa would be great if not for the owner

16 Tampa Bay Lightning The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida. It is a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League. The Lightning have one Stanley Cup championship in their history, in 2003–04.

Four straight sell out seasons and record for most consecutive sellouts for a Tampa team.

While the same can't really be said about the Rays or the Buccaneers, it is hard to find someone living in the Tampa Bay area who is not a bolts fan

Tons of fans, city supports them very well especially during playoff time

Phony fan base, average fan knows nothing about hockey, arena filled with fans of other teams. I attended a playoff game against the Pens the year the Bruins won the cup, and the Pittsburgh fans were way louder than the Tampa "fans". This team should move to Quebec where they will be appreciated.

17 Buffalo Sabres The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).

In Sweden we mostly like Buffalo Sabres. They have a certain style that that other teams struggle to copy. Don't know how 98% of the voters failed to notice that...

Typical Boston fan can't spell haha but you see lots of fans at road games. Right now I'm watching them at Nashville and there is mostly sabres fans if you watch them at the panthers you see more sabres fans.

Underrated team nationally. buffalo loves the sabres - we can't get enough here. you can't go out one day and not see someone where buffalo sabres apparel. 6000 fans showed up to the party in the plaza on Easter sunday. id say they're pretty popular.

I'm shocked they are so low on this list! I live in SC and have met buffalo fans here (not many but you can find them). Get NHL center ice every year so I won't miss a game. Can't wait to make the trip for a home game soon!

18 Vancouver Canucks The Vancouver Canucks are an ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

They boast the support of an immensely passionate fanbase, as evidenced by the numerous Canucks jerseys visible during their road games. They've also have consistently been in the standings' upper tier for the last several reasons; all that remains is for them to at last claim the Stanley Cup.

The level to which these guys participate in and give back to their community is unparalleled. Few if any teams in any sport place the community demands on their players that the Canucks do. Classy organization.

Best team ever tim thomas sucks while the canucks are 1 in the league
They have the sedin twins and all the other awesome players while the other teams
Are drooling behind go canucks go

#1 in the league. Nuff said.

19 St. Louis Blues The St. Louis Blues are a professional ice hockey team in St. Louis, Missouri. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

Blues have a cool stadium. My other favorite teams on NHL is Florida Panthers and Arizona Coyotes

Their awesome

Why don't we sell out? What gives?

Quiet arena for a decent team

20 Dallas Stars The Dallas Stars are a professional ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

Hockey in Dallas is great! Awesome fans!

My second favorite team! Go Stars!

They can kiss my ass.

STARS SHOULD BE #1

21 Edmonton Oilers The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

The GOAT used to be there. Connor McDavid is a god and the team depth is decent and good overall.

Happy this is above the stupid kings. I will always love this team no matter how bad or how good they are. I don't care if they are the worst or second worst I will always have faith in this team.

A new and fresh vision from non-alumni should be able to put the on ice talent to good use. Acquiring a strong defensive guard could see the Oilers return to the glory days of the 80's.

This is my most favorite team, go oilers go

22 New Jersey Devils The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference. The club was founded as the Kansas City Scouts in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1974. The Scouts moved ...read more.

They should move to Quebec, not close to the most popular team in their own state. Good franchise that nobody cares about. Won 3 Stanley Cups and had their celebration in the back of a parking lot

Everybody loves the New Jersey devils in New Jersey. Big rivalry with the New York islanders and rangers

Good Team for all New Jersey Fans

Best logo in the NHL and easily the most underrated franchise.

23 Philadelphia Flyers The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League.

Go Flyers! We actually like our team (Unlike some people. I'm talking to you Arizona and Florida.). Anyone who likes the Penguins or the Rangers, no. Your teams are bad to us. You may be good at hockey, but we still don't like you. Flyers bleed orange and black, and as long as your a fan, your part of the family. When I go to Flyers games, people are always nice to me. And one things for sure: most of us are NOT nuts. Also, we should be #1. Put on any game where the Flyers are playing in a different city (not Philly, because there everywhere! ) and you will see orange and black jerseys sporting our logo. Bye, fellow Flyers fans, and bye, other guys!

This list is a joke. Every time the flyers are playing on the road the opposing arena has a lot of people in orange rooting for the flyers. So the flyers being number 23 is just ridiculous.

Best fans, and no one else is known as the toughest, broad street bullies

They are the best team in the league

24 Nashville Predators The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

THEYRE THE BEST! THE ARE 4TH IN THE WEST CONFERENCE RIGHT NOW! AND THEIR NAME AND LOGO AND PLAYERS ARE SO COOL! LOOK AT THEIR GOALIE! PEKKA RINNE! HES SECOND IN THE GOALIES! GO PREDATORS!

Young but expending market, great job from the front-office, some of the best players on the ice and a lot of noise in the arena during the playoffs: Let's go PREDATORS!

Best team ever made

But price is first haha

25 Carolina Hurricanes The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League.

Quebec City please.

Just because

We love the caneS!

AT QUEBEC CITY

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