NHL Team Worth 2012


As we sit poised to enter the third month of he NHL lockout, the business of hockey is stalled and the two sides (the League and the Players Association) are still looking at how to divide up hockey fans money to the tune of an estimated $3 billion US.  Looked at another way if we take last season’s revenue of $3.303 billion factor in a growth of 5 per cent means the total projected Hockey Related Revenue for a full 2012-13 season that the players and League are fighting over would be $3.468 billion.

Since the last lockout, the value of the average NHL team has increased from $159 million in 2003, to $240 million in 2011, at the same time while the average salary for a hockey player has increased from $1.6 million to $2.4 million.  The business of hockey is pretty good.  The game of professional NHL hockey not so much.  We do expect a different reaction from hockey fans the longer the lockout goes on.  So the business of hockey is pretty good if you are an owner, not so much if you are a player or a hockey fan at this stage.  Here a review of the NHL team valuations. (Previous post)

NHL Team Worth 2012

Let’s take a look at the worth of each of the 30 NHL teams.  Two things are for sure:

  • original six teams continue to increase their value substantially
  • sunbelt teams not so much
Rank Team Current Value ($mil) 1-Yr Value Change (%) Revenue ($mil) Operating Income ($mil)
1 Toronto Maple Leafs 521 3 193 81.8
2 New York Rangers 507 10 169 41.4
3 Montreal Canadiens 445 9 165 47.7
4 Detroit Red Wings 336 7 127 16.3
5 Boston Bruins 325 8 125 2.7
6 Chicago Blackhawks 306 2 118 8.7
7 Vancouver Canucks 300 15 146 23.5
8 Philadelphia Flyers 290 -4 111 3.2
9 Pittsburgh Penguins 264 12 110 -0.2
10 Los Angeles Kings 232 8 101 -2
11 Dallas Stars 230 1 90 -1.1
12 Washington Capitals 225 14 94 -7.5
13 Calgary Flames 220 7 105 1.1
14 Minnesota Wild 213 5 97 -5.9
15 Edmonton Oilers 212 16 96 17.3
16 San Jose Sharks 211 9 96 -7.8
17 Ottawa Senators 201 3 100 2.8
18 Colorado Avalanche 198 0 83 6.1
19 Anaheim Ducks 184 -2 84 -8.4
20 New Jersey Devils 181 -17 100 -6.1
21 Tampa Bay Lightning 174 20 87 -8.5
22 Buffalo Sabres 173 2 87 -5.6
23 Carolina Hurricanes 169 4 81 -4.4
24 Winnipeg Jets 164 21 71 -5.2
25 Nashville Predators 163 10 82 -7.5
26 Florida Panthers 162 -4 81 -7
27 St Louis Blues 157 -5 78 -2.7
28 Columbus Blue Jackets 152 -1 80 -13.7
29 New York Islanders 149 -1 63 -8.1
30 Phoenix Coyotes 134 0 70 -24.4
*Source:  Forbes

The fact is with an NHL lockout no one wins.  Not sure if Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr actually realize that yet.
Apply to be a Chitika Publisher!

Last updated by at .

Tags:

1 Response to "NHL Team Worth 2012"