Even with the retirement of high-priced Mario Lemieux, the Pittsburgh Penguins will have the highest priced average ticket in the NHL this season at $56.28.
The financially troubled Edmonton Oilers, on the other hand, will have the lowest at $25.20.
The NHL's average ticket price will be $40.78, the first time any major sports league has eclipsed the $40 mark.
The figures were among those released Thursday by Team Marketing Report, a Chicago--based survey group.
Among other teams, the Kings had the greatest average ticket price decline of 12.9 per cent, dropping to $35.30.