The CBC's Hockey Night in Canada drew a record audience during its opening-night pre-game show last week, attracting 929,000 viewers, the NHL said in a release Thursday for the opening of its 95th season. The opening night audience represented a 66 per cent increase over the CBC's last season opening, a release said. It added that 1.935 million people in Canada tuned into the CBC's game one match-up between the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs, beating last year's opening game audience of 1.923 million. Citing Nielsen/BBM Canada data, the NHL said TSN’s Friday afternoon game last week between the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings, played Stockholm, Sweden, brought in 213,00 viewers, up 22 per cent from a comparable game last year. The CBC's Sunday broadcast of the first Winnipeg Jets home opener since 1996 drew an average total audience of 1.825 million viewers and 819,000 on RDS, the NHL said. A total of 16 million people in Canada, representing 47.7 per cent of the population, watched all or part of a local or national NHL broadcast during the league's opening weekend from Thursday to Sunday, the NHL said. The league said in a release that NHL.com experienced 9 per cent more visitors during the season's opening week compared to last year and that, with “the launch of six foreign-language sites in key European nations, international visitors from key countries grew at double-and triple-digit rates.” So far this season, the NHL GameCenter app for the iPad and iPhone is the top grossing sports app in the U.S., Canada and Russia, the release said.