Every year from September to June
hockey fans can enjoy the games of the NHL (National Hockey
League) season. While the NHL still thrives in its "Original
Six" major cities (New York, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Montreal,
Toronto), in the last twenty years teams have been added to
places that you don't immediately associate with hockey (like
Phoenix and Florida) as well as some smaller cities (like
Columbus, Nashville and Raleigh).
Our guide to hotels near NHL hockey arenas is an easy way to find places to stay - just click on the name of the arena to see a list of the closest hotels.
Added to the league in 2011 were the Winnipeg Jets, the result of moving the Atlanta Thrashers to Manitoba. The Jets play at MTS Centre in downtown Winnipeg. The Nashville Predators didn't move to a new arena for the 2011-2012 season but their home did get a new name: Bridgestone Arena.
Consol Energy Center debuted in 2010 as the new home of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins. Like it's predecessor, Mellon Arena, it's located on the eastern edge of downtown Pittsburgh with numerous hotels a short distance away.