Value of teams: CH in the top 3

Team value: CH in top 3

UPDATE DAY

The Toronto Maple Leafs are the National Hockey League's (NHL) team with the highest financial value at US$2.12 billion this year. < /p>

This is at least what the specialized site Sportico indicated on Tuesday, specifying that the Leafs are ahead of the New York Rangers ($ 2.01 billion) thanks to a 6% increase in 2022. The same site had published a list similar last year and the Queen City club was still at the top. These data thus differ from those of “Forbes” which granted the first rank to the Blueshirts in the last seven years; usually, the magazine publishes its annual ranking in December. 

As for the Montreal Canadiens, they remain third, according to Sportico. Its estimated value of $1.7 billion is up 8%. “Forbes” had also placed it at this level in its previous lists.

The Chicago Blackhawks ($1.44 billion) and Boston Bruins ($1.41 billion) complete Sportico's top 5. In addition, the Ottawa Senators posted the strongest increase, at 21%. At $655 million, they are now 27th, up two notches. Despite a 13% improvement in their value, the Arizona Coyotes occupy the basement at $465 million, a far cry from the Florida Panthers, 31st at $595 million.

The overall NHL franchise average is $1.01 billion, 9% higher than a year ago. By way of comparison, this is significantly lower than those of Major League Baseball ($2.31 billion), the NBA ($2.58 billion) and especially the NFL ($4.14 billion). For its part, Major League Soccer (MLS) is at $582 million, but it represents the circuit, among the five mentioned, with the best revenue-to-value ratio for 2022. The average revenue of MLS clubs is $57 million for the current year.

The NHL teams with the highest financial value, according to Sportico

1-Maple Leafs Toronto, US$2.12 billion

2-New York Rangers, US$2.01 billion

3-Montreal Canadiens, US$1.7 billion

4-Chicago Blackhawks, $1.44 billion

5-Boston Bruins, $1.41 billion

6-Los Angeles Kings, US$1.39 billion

7-Philadelphia Flyers, US$1.35 billion

8-Edmonton Oilers, US$1.29 billion

< p>9-Washington Capitals, $1.22 billion

10-Detroit Red Wings, $1.12 billion

27-Ottawa Senators, $655 million $US

32-Arizona Coyotes, $465 million