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Forbes NHL Team Valuations

New York, NY (Dec. 11, 2019) – Forbes today reveals the 21st annual ranking for the National Hockey League’s 31 teams and the New York Rangers maintain the No. 1 spot on the list for the fifth consecutive year, worth $1.65 billion. The Toronto Maple Leafs follow in the second spot, worth $1.5 billion, followed by the Montreal Canadiens, who take the No. 3 spot and are valued at $1.34 billion.

“Despite not making the playoffs for the past two seasons, the New York franchise has maintained their position in part because of their location in the city with the biggest companies,” said Mike Ozanian, Managing Editor, Forbes. “In the past two seasons, the Rangers have lost more games than they’ve won but have managed to make the most revenue ($270 million) and operating income ($123 million) in the league during the 2018-19 season.”

 

The average value of each NHL team rose 6% over the past season, to $667 million. Rounding out the top five most valuable NHL teams are the Chicago Blackhawks (No. 4) and the Boston Bruins (No.4), worth $1 billion and $925 million, respectively. 

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from Jared Clinton of The Hockey News,

It’s been two years since the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens welcomed the Chicago Blackhawks to the club as the NHL’s lone billion-dollar franchises, but according to the latest round of estimated valuations, there is now a fifth franchise worth 10 figures.

Forbes released its annual list of franchise valuations Wednesday, and after a season in which Boston fought its way through the Eastern Conference and into the Stanley Cup final for the third time in the post-lockout era, the Bruins scored a billion-dollar estimated valuation. That makes Boston the fifth Original Six franchise with an estimated worth of $1 billion or more and comes on the heels of a season in which they had an approximate revenue in the $228-million range. By that measure, the Bruins ranked fourth in the NHL in 2019, behind only the Maple Leafs, Canadiens and Rangers.

When it comes to keeping up with the top dog, though, Boston still lags behind.

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/11/19 at 12:03 PM ET

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