The Vancouver Canucks will be traveling a total of 48,510 miles (78,069 kilometres) during the course of the 2013-14 season, which might come to a surprise to fans is only the sixth highest in the National Hockey League.
The Canucks will travel just over 2,000 miles more than the last full season in 2011-12, but nearly 3,000 kilometres less than in 2010-11—the year they made it all the way to Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals.
The calculations, done by Dirk Hoag at On the Forecheck, reveals the San Jose Sharks will be the most travelled team at over 57,000 miles and the two New York teams, the Islanders and Rangers, have the least amount of travel at just under 40,000 miles.
Might be odd when considering the Sharks play in the same state as both the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks. On the other hand, the nearest opponent for the Canucks is the Calgary Flames, who are located 677 kilometres away by air.
However, much of the travel miles are logged on road trips and the Canucks have the benefit of extende road trips where they visit Eastern teams in easy to travel clusters. Take the seven-game road trip from October 15 to 25 that will take the Canucks to Philadelphia, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Long Island, New Jersey, and St. Louis. Or the March 12-17, 2014 road trip to Winnipeg, Washington, Florida, and Tampa Bay.
H/T to Puck Daddy