Where might the Coyotes look to move?

The Coyotes’ new ownership group said last week it has no plans to relocate and is committed to succeeding in Phoenix.

But considering the Coyotes have finished next-to-last or last in the league in attendance four years running (13,923 in 2012-13), don’t think the Canada-born owners haven’t considered some alternatives to the Valley.

Here are a dozen teams/programs that drew well last season and might be fertile areas for NHL relocation:


(Team/school listed with league and its 2012-13 attendance average)

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University of North Dakota; NCHC; 11,345

Quebec Remparts; QMJHL; 11,345

Hershey Bears; AHL; 10,046

University of Minnesota; Big Ten; 9,950


University of Wisconsin; Big Ten; 9,521

London Knights; OHL; 8,991

Halifax Mooseheads; QMJHL; 8,686

Providence Bruins; AHL; 8,188

Fort Wayne Komets; ECHL; 7,583


Ontario Reign; ECHL; 7,575

University of Nebraska Omaha; NCHC; 7,233

Kitchener Rangers; OHL; 7,212