NHL Bag Policies

For the majority of NHL venues, their bag and prohibited items policies are uniform.  There are some outliers and this post is to help you be prepared when you’re heading out for a game.

Last Updated: June 2019

The biggest change in terms of security and safety in recent years has been the types and size of bags that are allowed into an arena. While some teams only listed “over-sized bags” as prohibited, most teams have a bag size of 14”x14”x6” as the limit. Backpacks are prohibited across the league. Other objects prohibited by most or all teams include coolers, “over-sized flags or signs”, wrapped gifts or sealed parcels, laser pointers, noisemakers, self-defense spray, inflatable objects, poles or sticks (either attached to signs or not), or promotional materials.

Below are teams with bag and sign sizes and prohibited items specific to their venue:

Anaheim Ducks – no laptops or tablets, briefcases, or bags larger than 12”x12”x12”

Arizona Coyotes – no laptops or tablets, backpacks, strollers, or signs larger than 24”x36” or bags larger than 14″x14″x6″

Boston Bruins – no laptops or tablets, or bags or briefcases of any kind

Buffalo Sabres – no bags larger than a briefcase (all bags must be soft-sided and fit under seats)

Carolina Hurricanes – no oversized bags or backpacks, video equipment, large banners (max size: 3’x2′)

Colorado Avalanche – soft sided personal size bags and containers no larger than 14″x14″x6″

Columbus Blue Jackets – No backpacks or bags larger than 14″x14″x6″, one bag per person

Dallas Stars – no laptops or tablets, or electronic cigarettes, no backpacks bags bigger than 14″x14″x6″

Detroit Red Wings – no bags larger than 14″x14″x6″, hard sided bags are prohibited, laptops are not allowed

Edmonton Oilers – no bags larger than 12”x12”x6”

Florida Panthers – no laptops, bags that are clear and no larger than 12”x12”x6″, flags or signs larger than 24”x24”, strollers, airhorns or vuvezelas (other noisemaking devices are allowed), or previously purchased souvenir cups

Los Angeles Kings – bags that are clear plastic and do not exceed 12″x6″x12″, a small clutch bag approximately the size of a hand can be taken into the arena

Minnesota Wild – no items larger than 12”x12”x6”, or masks

Montreal Canadiens – no bags larger than 35CMx35CMx15.25CM

Nashville Predators – drawstring bags and totes no larger than 12″x12″ allowed

New Jersey Devils – no bags larger than 12″x16″x6″

New York Islanders – no laptops or tablets, no bags larger than 18”x14”x10”, flags or signs larger than 11”x17”, or pointed-tip umbrellas

Philadelphia Flyers – no purses or backpacks larger than 14″x14″x6″, bags should be soft-sided

Pittsburgh Penguins – no electronic cigarettes, small personal bags allowed

San Jose Sharks – no backpacks larger than 12″x6″x12″, no oversized totes, small purses no bigger than 5″x8″

St. Louis Blues – no bags larger than 14″x14″x6″, no airhorns, or flags or signs larger than 12”x24”

Toronto Maple Leafs – no bags larger than 14″x14″x6″

Vancouver Canucks – no purses or bags larger than 14″x14″x6″

Vegas Golden Knights – no laptops or tablets, bags larger than 12”x12”x6”, flags or signs larger than 11”x17”, seat cushions, pointed-tip umbrellas, or masks

For more information on the policies listed above, click on the team name to view the team’s website. To purchase NHL tickets, visit us here!