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Forbes Values the Chicago Blackhawks 4th in the NHL

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Nov 23, 2014; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Chicago Blackhawks forward

Kris Versteeg

(23) celebrates with forward

Patrick Kane

(88) for his goal against Vancouver Canucks goaltender

Ryan Miller

(30) (not pictured) during the second period at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Forbes Magazine Ranks the Most Valuable Teams in the NHL. The average NHL team’s value rose 18.6% this season. The average NHL franchise is valued at 490 million which is an all-time high. The 4.6 Billion dollar deal with Rogers might have had something to do in the overall increase in NHL teams value. The Chicago Blackhawks barely missed out on the Top 3. The Blackhawks are slotted at 4 with a value of $825 million dollars. They value of the Blackhawks grew 32% from last year. That is the second highest growth in value among NHL teams. The New York Islander grew 54% from last season. Most people attribute that to their move into the Barclay center next season.  The Blackhawks rank behind the Toronto Maple Leafs  at 1.3 Billion dollars, New York Rangers 1.1 Billion Dollars, and the Montreal Canadiens at 1 billion.

In case you were wondering how much the Blackhawks made 172 million in revenue last year. Nobody is sure if that translated into net income for the Blackhawks. The Wirtz family has proclaimed that they have lost money on the Blackhawks recently.  Rumor has it that Rocky Wirtz lost 10 to 20 million on the Blackhawks in 2013. It was also noted that the Blackhawks had the highest average attendance in the NHL last season at 21,775 million and the largest local TV audience of any US Team at 153,000 per game on Comcast Sports Net.

Congrats to the Blackhawks organization!

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