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Rangers and Leafs top list of team valuations, but another team joins the NHL’s billion dollar club

Forbes releases their annual ranking of team values and we have the details.

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It’s been just two years since the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens welcomed the Chicago Blackhawks into the NHL’s billion dollar club in terms of valuation and now… there’s a 5th member: the Boston Bruins.

Forbes magazine released their annual list of franchise evaluations earlier this week and the Bruins crossed the $1 billion threshold for the first time in history, giving the NHL five franchises worth over a billion dollars. Oh… and would you look at that, all five franchises are Original Six teams. And they say tradition doesn’t matter these days…

Interestingly enough the Detroit Red Wings, the league’s only Original Six franchise not worth at least $1 billion, isn’t far behind with a valuation of $800 million. Should the Wings right the ship in the next few seasons, look for them to jump into the club, as well. Detroit will always be a strong hockey market regardless of on-ice play.

Not surprisingly, non-traditional markets like Arizona, Florida and Columbus are amongst the least valuable franchises in the NHL, but it's a surprise to see strong markets like Winnipeg and Buffalo struggling so much.

Take a look at the full list of valuations below, via Forbes.



1. New York Rangers — $1.65 billion
2. Toronto Maple Leafs — $1.5 billion
3. Montreal Canadiens — $1.34 billion
4. Chicago Blackhawks — $1.085 billion
5. Boston Bruins — $1 billion
6. Los Angeles Kings — $850 million
7. Philadelphia Flyers — $825 million
8. Detroit Red Wings — $800 million
9. Washington Capitals — $775 million
10. Vancouver Canucks — $740 million
11. Pittsburgh Penguins — $665 million
12. Dallas Stars — $600 million
13. Vegas Golden Knights — $580 million
14. Edmonton Oilers — $575 million
15. New Jersey Devils — $550 million
16. San Jose Sharks — $540 million
17. St. Louis Blues — $530 million
18. New York Islanders — $520 million
19. Minnesota Wild — $510 million
20. Calgary Flames — $500 million
21. Anaheim Ducks — $480 million
22. Colorado Avalanche — $475 million
23. Tampa Bay Lightning — $470 million
24. Nashville Predators — $460 million
25. Carolina Hurricanes — $450 million
26. Ottawa Senators — $445 million
27. Winnipeg Jets — $420 million
28. Buffalo Sabres — $400 million
29. Columbus Blue Jackets — $326 million
30. Florida Panthers — $310 million
31. Arizona Coyotes — $300 million


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