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The Most Valuable NHL Teams

Posted On
12/16/2016
By
SurePayroll

Forbes recently published its list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. Before we examine the value of each franchise, there are a few nuggets of information worth noting.

  • The average NHL team is now worth $505 million, signifying a three percent increase from last year.
  • The average NHL team generates $133 million in revenue per year, which is eight percent more than the previous season.
  • Operating income per team checked in at an average of $15 million per year.
  • The highest paid player in the NHL makes more than $16 million for the Penguins.

With those statistics out of the way, let's take a closer look at the value of each NHL team:

  1. New York Rangers: $1.2 billion
  2. Montreal Canadians: $1.18 billion
  3. Toronto Maple Leafs: $1.15 billion
  4. Chicago Blackhawks: $925 million
  5. Boston Bruins: $750 million
  6. Vancouver Canucks: $745 million
  7. Philadelphia Flyers: $660 million
  8. Detroit Red Wings: $600 million
  9. Los Angeles Kings: $580 million
  10. Washington Capitals: $565 million
  11. Pittsburgh Penguins: $560 million
  12. Edmonton Oilers: $455 million
  13. Dallas Stars: $450 million
  14. San Jose Sharks: $445 million
  15. Calgary Flames: $435 million
  16. Anaheim Ducks: $400 million
  17. Minnesota Wild: $380 million
  18. Ottawa Senators: $370 million
  19. Colorado Avalanche: $360 million
  20. Winnipeg Jets: $350 million
  21. New Jersey Devils: $330 million
  22. New York Islanders: $325 million
  23. Buffalo Sabres: $300 million
  24. St. Louis Blues: $270 million
  25. Tampa Bay Lightning: $260 million
  26. Nashville Predators: $255 million
  27. Columbus Blue Jackets: $226 million
  28. Carolina Hurricanes: $225 million
  29. Arizona Coyotes: $220 million
  30. Florida Panthers: $186 million