Forbes: NHL franchise values keep rising; Rangers, Leafs lead way

The average value of NHL franchises rose 6 percent over the last year to a record $630 million, according to Forbes' annual report on the sport's finances.

For the fourth year running, the New York Rangers are the most valuable team, coming in at $1.55 billion, a 3 percent increase over 2017.

Three other franchises - the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, and Chicago Blackhawks - are valued at more than $1 billion.

Here's the full list:

Franchise Value 2017-18 Revenue
Rangers $1.55B $253M
Maple Leafs $1.45B $232M
Canadiens $1.3B $239M
Blackhawks $1.05B $201M
Bruins $925M $191M
Kings $810M $193M
Flyers $800M $186M
Red Wings $775M $171M
Canucks $735M $168M
Capitals $725M $194M
Penguins $650M $185M
Golden Knights $575M $180M
Oilers $540M $145M
Stars $525M $144M
Sharks $510M $148M
Wild $490M $142M
Blues $465M $148M
Ducks $460M $134M
Devils $455M $166M
Flames $450M $132M
Lightning $445M $146M
Islanders $440M $107M
Senators $435M $124M
Avalanche $430M $119M
Predators $425M $132M
Hurricanes $420M $109M
Jets $415M $135M
Sabres $375M $128M
Blue Jackets $320M $111M
Panthers $295M $99M
Coyotes $290M $96M

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