NHL Teams on Facebook: FanPage Rankings


fbook logoHere’s a list of the NHL club’s “official” (i.e. owned and operated by the club) Facebook FanPages ranked by total population – with some analysis to follow…

Montreal*: 491,271
Pittsburgh: 119,073
Vancouver: 94,714
Chicago: 75,806
Philadelphia: 73,366
Boston: 66,307
Washington: 47,881
Buffalo: 45,028
Minnesota: 32,463
NYR: 22,210
Colorado: 21,452
Dallas: 20,876
St. Louis: 20,066
Anaheim: 19,188
San Jose: 19,129
Carolina: 19,125
Ottawa: 18,542
Toronto: 18,494
Calgary: 16,526
Edmonton: 16,201
New Jersey: 13,014
NYI: 9,172
Nashville: 9,078
Florida: 5,981
Tampa: 4,808
Phoenix: 4,787
Los Angeles: 4,707
Atlanta: 2,381
Columbus: 933
*Montreal leverages a 3rd party app for their Facebook Fanpage.


Montreal’s “official” page uses a WaterCooler app – I blogged about this in an earlier post. It works in a much different way… Pittsburgh’s 2nd place rank seems quite obvious as they possess some of the games’ brightest talents and stars and are the current Stanley Cup Champions.

Vancouver stands out here at #3. Without a Stanley Cup in its history, the primary reason that the Canucks rank so high is their positioning and focus on social media.

I am most surprised by Toronto – an original 6 team in a huge market with loads of history and success; Toronto’s numbers are not strong compared to their brand, profile, status in the league and widespread fan base.

What are your thoughts on this list?


2 thoughts on “NHL Teams on Facebook: FanPage Rankings

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