Forbes’ ranking of NHL franchise values has once again placed the New York Rangers at the top. The Rangers have retained that title for the last eight years in a row, but the NHL as a whole experienced some significant price rises.
The Rangers’ valuation rose 10% from the previous year to $2.2 billion. After the Rangers’ participation in the 2022 Eastern Conference Finals, such valuation was made. Only one other team had a valuation over $2 billion, and that was the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Boston Bruins ($1.4 billion), Montreal Canadiens ($1.85 million), and Chicago Blackhawks ($1.5 billion) completed the top five.
14 NHL teams were valued at $1 billion or more in total. This includes the $1 billion Tampa Bay Lightning, whose value increased by 54%, the largest increase in the league. That is what winning consecutive Stanley Cups and making three straight appearances in the Stanley Cup Final can accomplish for a club.
The price of the currently for sale Ottawa Senators increased by 52% to $800 million. That’s good news for the franchise, which is apparently attracting the interest of a number of purchasers, including leading man Ryan Reynolds.
At $450 million, the Arizona Coyotes were the least valuable franchise in the NHL, valued at $100 million less than the second-place Florida Panthers. The Coyotes saw a gain of 12% despite the comparatively modest valuation and the fact that they now share an arena with Arizona State University.
The average valuation of NHL teams is $1.03 billion, which is the first time the league has ever surpassed that mark. Below is a list of all of the team’s values.
|New York Rangers||$2.2 billion||10%|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||$2 billion||11%|
|Montreal Canadiens||$1.85 billion||16%|
|Chicago Blackhawks||$1.5 billion||7%|
|Boston Bruins||$1.4 billion||8%|
|Los Angeles Kings||$1.3 billion||27%|
|Edmonton Oilers||$1.275 billion||16%|
|Philadelphia Flyers||$1.25 billion||4%|
|Washington Capitals||$1.2 billion||29%|
|Seattle Kraken||$1.05 billion||20%|
|Detroit Red Wings||$1.03 billion||4%|
|New York Islanders||$1.02 billion||7%|
|Vancouver Canucks||$1.01 billion||22%|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||$1 billion||54%|
|Pittsburgh Penguins||$990 million||10%|
|Vegas Golden Knights||$965 million||36%|
|New Jersey Devils||$960 million||24%|
|Dallas Stars||$925 million||28%|
|St. Louis Blues||$880 million||38%|
|Colorado Avalanche||$860 million||37%|
|Calgary Flames||$855 million||26%|
|Minnesota Wild||$850 million||26%|
|Nashville Predators||$810 million||35%|
|Ottawa Senators||$800 million||52%|
|San Jose Sharks||$740 million||18%|
|Anaheim Ducks||$725 million||17%|
|Winnipeg Jets||$650 million||13%|
|Carolina Hurricanes||$640 million||16%|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||$620 million||31%|
|Buffalo Sabres||$610 million||22%|
|Florida Panthers||$550 million||22%|
|Arizona Coyotes||$450 million||13%|