The NHL (National Hockey League), is the most competitive ice hockey league in the world. In this article, find a rundown of the wealthiest and most valuable teams in the NHL. Interestingly, the top five franchises are worth above a billion dollars.
1. New York Rangers
For the fifth year in a row, the New York Rangers is the most valuable team in the NHL, with an estimated value of $1.65 billion. Owned by the Madison Square Garden Company, the team has 7 division championships, 3 Presidents’ Trophies, 4 Stanley Cups, and two conference championships.
2. Toronto Maple Leafs
Also known as The Leaf, the Toronto Maple Leafs is the second most valuable franchise with a $1.5 billion valuation. Owned by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd, the team boasts 13 Stanley Cups and 5 division championships. The club has over 75 inductees in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
3. Montreal Canadiens
At number three in this list of the most valuable ice hockey teams in the NHL is the Montreal Canadiens, valued at $1.34 billion. Also known as the Habs, the team is among the most successful, with 24 Stanley Cups, eight conference championships, and 24 division championships.
4. Chicago Blackhawks
Owned by the Wirtz Corporation, the Chicago Blackhawks, also known as the Hawks, is the fourth richest team in the NHL with an estimated 1.085 billion worth. With 6 Stanley Cups, 2 Presidents’ Trophies, and 16 division championships, it’s also a force to reckon with in the NHL.
5. Boston Bruins
The Boston Bruins close our list of the most valuable franchises in the NHL with a $1 billion valuation. The team owned by Delaware North Companies has won the Stanley Cup 6 times, Presidents’ Trophy 2 times, and the division championships 25 times.
Others include Los Angeles Kings ($0.85 billion), Philadephia Flyers ($0.825 billion), Detroit Red Wings ($0.8 billion), Washington Capitals ($0.775 billion) and Vancouver Canucks ($0.74 billion).