Sportico recently tracked the value of the five North American male sports leagues and the final results have the Leafs slotted as the most valuable franchise in the NHL.
Here’s how the @NHL teams rank in the U.S.
The Maple Leafs are No. 59, behind every @NFL team. The Coyotes are No. 147, ahead of only four @MLS teams. pic.twitter.com/7tPPQQSbOE
— Eben Novy-Williams (@novy_williams) October 14, 2021
Listed at $2 billion USD, it is a significant increase from last season where Forbes had the Leafs second in the league at $1.5 billion. The Leafs are currently more valuable than 15 NBA teams and 18 MLB clubs, which is impressive considering the average value of teams in said leagues is $2.3 billion and $2.2 billion respectively. This also marks the first time since 2014 that the Leafs topped the NHL in value, as the Rangers have held the top spot for six consecutive seasons.
In addition to the $500 million growth in value, Sportico also projects the Leafs to produce a gross revenue of $300 million for the upcoming 2021-22 season. This makes sense as the return of fans inside Scotiabank Arena has increased the demand for tickets and prices have skyrocketed in value as a result. While the Leafs’ …
Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation