Maple Leafs top Sportico's list of most valuable NHL franchises

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With a value of $2 billion, the Maple Leafs come in slightly ahead of the New York Rangers on Sportico's most valuable NHL franchises list. (Getty)
With a value of $2 billion, the Maple Leafs come in slightly ahead of the New York Rangers on Sportico's most valuable NHL franchises list. (Getty)

Sports data company Sportico released its 2021 list on Thursday, crowning the Toronto Maple Leafs, worth $2 billion, as the NHL’s most valuable franchise.

The New York Rangers ($1.87 billion), Montreal Canadiens ($1.58 billion), Chicago Blackhawks ($1.36 billion) and Boston Bruins ($1.31 billion) round out the top five.

The Edmonton Oilers were ninth at $1.16 billion, the Vancouver Canucks 11th at $975 million, the Calgary Flames 16th at $840 million, the Winnipeg Jets 22nd at $745 million, and the Ottawa Senators 29th at $540 million.

The Seattle Kraken, the league’s newest expansion team debuting this season, came in 14th, valued at $860 million. The combined market value of the 32 NHL teams is around $30 billion.

On Sportico's full list — which includes franchises in the NFL, NBA, MLB and MLS — the Maple Leafs rank 59th.

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