By the numbers: Facts on the 2019 Winter Classic

  • Detroit Red Wings' Dan Cleary, left, moves the puck as Chicago Blackhawks' Cameron Barker defends during the third period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game at Wrigley Field. The Red Wings won 6-4.

    Detroit Red Wings' Dan Cleary, left, moves the puck as Chicago Blackhawks' Cameron Barker defends during the third period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game at Wrigley Field. The Red Wings won 6-4. Associated Press/Jan. 1, 2009

 
 
Updated 1/1/2019 7:46 AM

2 -- This will be the second Winter Classic played on a college campus (2014, Toronto at Detroit, Michigan Stadium, University of Michigan).

4 -- This will be the fourth Original Six matchup in a Winter Classic. Detroit defeated the Blackhawks 6-4 in 2009; Toronto defeated Detroit 3-2 in a shootout in 2014; and Montreal defeated Boston 5-1 in 2016.

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6 -- The NHL returns to Indiana for its sixth regular-season game in the state and first since 1992. The Blackhawks have played in all five previous matchups, including a 3-2 loss to the Boston Bruins Jan. 21, 1954 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum in Indianapolis.

7 -- Heisman Trophy winners the University of Notre Dame football program has produced.

8 -- Number of Boston Bruins and Blackhawks alumni showcased on individual shamrocks surrounding the NHL regulation rink as part of the field décor at Notre Dame Stadium. Ray Bourque, Johnny Bucyk, Tony Esposito, Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, Bobby Orr, Denis Savard and Eddie Shore will be featured as part of a special tribute to the Original Six teams.

11 -- Consensus national titles won by the University of Notre Dame's football program (1924, '29, '30, '43, '46, '47, '49, '66, '73, '77, '88).

12 -- Number of stairs down from the Notre Dame locker room to the iconic "Play Like a Champion Today" sign, the same route the Blackhawks will be taking to the field at Notre Dame Stadium on New Year's Day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

35 -- In Fahrenheit, average temperature at puck drop for the previous 10 Winter Classics: (2008 -- 31.1 degrees, 2009 -- 31.9 degrees, 2010 -- 39.6 degrees, 2011 -- 51.7 degrees, 2012 -- 41 degrees, 2014 -- 13 degrees, 2015 -- 37 degrees, 2016 -- 41 degrees, 2017 -- 46 degrees, 2018 -- 21 degrees).

84 -- Notre Dame Fighting Irish hockey players drafted to the NHL, including four Stanley Cup Champions: Bill Nyrop (1976, '77, '78 with Montreal), Don Jackson (1984, '85 with Edmonton), Ian Cole (2016, '17 with Pittsburgh) and Bryan Rust (2016, '17 with Pittsburgh).

350 -- Gallons of paint used to make the ice at Notre Dame Stadium white.

1968 -- Year Notre Dame's hockey program was officially recognized as a Division I intercollegiate sport, after five years as a club team.

3,000 -- Gallons of coolant used to freeze the rink at Notre Dame Stadium.

14,934 -- Career receiving yards registered in the by Notre Dame Football alum Tim Brown during his 17-year career in the NFL. Brown, the first wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy, will be among a number of other Notre Dame Football greats honored at Tuesday's pregame ceremonies including: Rocket Ismail, Brian Smith, Jeff Faine and Darius Fleming.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

20,000 -- Gallons of water needed to create a two-inch ice surface at Notre Dame Stadium for the 2019 Winter Classic.

1,313,613 -- Attendance for the NHL's 25 regular-season outdoor games, an average of 52,544 per game.

SOURCE: NHL, University of Notre Dame

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