Projecting 2021's richest NHL teams and their revenue by 2025

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By , Audacy

The NHL may be rank fourth when it comes to the “Big 4” professional sports leagues, but it is still a multi-billion dollar industry with a strong, passionate fan base.

As the sport continues to grow, so do the revenue streams for each franchise.

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A recent report from Bookies.com analyzed revenue data from 2012-2020 to forecast which franchise will be the wealthiest by 2025.

Bookies.com studied the earnings of each team from 2012-2019 (excluding 2020 due to COVID), which include all revenue streams and amount published by each team in their annual accounts.

This data was used to generate predicted revenue information for the next four years which found the following results:

(Ordered by 2025 projected revenue.)

1. Montreal Canadiens, projected 2021 revenue: $304.97 million; projected 2025 revenue: $327.21 million

2. New York Rangers, projected 2021 revenue: $320.90 million; projected 2025 revenue: $325.09 million

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3. Boston Bruins, projected 2021 revenue: $242.97 million; projected 2025 revenue: $296.34 million

4. Toronto Maple Leafs, projected 2021 revenue: $257.74 million; projected 2025 revenue: $295.99 million

5. Chicago Blackhawks, projected 2021 revenue: $236 million; projected 2025 revenue: $285.34 million

6. Los Angeles Kings, projected 2021 revenue: $228.89; projected 20205 revenue: $283.56 million

7. Pittsburgh Penguins, projected 2021 revenue: $230.05 million; projected 2025 revenue: $278.94 million

8. Washington Capitals, projected 2021 revenue: $210.39 million; projected 2025 revenue: $268.97 million

9. Philadelphia Flyers, projected 2021 revenue: $212.68 million; projected 2025 revenue: $264.60 million

10. St. Louis Blues, projected 2021 revenue: $208.12 million; projected 2025 revenue: $252.30 million

11. New Jersey Devils, projected 2021 revenue: $197.24 million; projected 2025 revenue: $241.43 million

12. Detroit Red Wings, projected 2021 revenue: $196.29 million; projected 2025 revenue: $233.45 million

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13. Dallas Stars, projected 2021 revenue: $187.80 million; projected 2025 revenue: $229.51 million

14. San Jose Sharks, projected 2021 revenue: $182.67 million; projected 2025 revenue: $222.35 million

15. Minnesota Wild, projected 2021 revenue: $174.15 million; projected 2025 revenue: $209.71 million

16. Tampa Bay Lightning, projected 2021 revenue: $168.12 million; projected 2025 revenue: $208.43 million

17. Vancouver Canucks, projected 2021 revenue: $182.64 million; projected 2025 revenue: $206.37 million

18. Edmonton Oilers, projected 2021 revenue: $187.99 million; projected 2025 revenue: $204.09 million

19. Nashville Predators, projected 2021 revenue: $177.21 million; projected 2025 revenue: $203.36 million

20. Anaheim Ducks, projected 2021 revenue: $170.76 million; projected 2025 revenue: $188.59 million

21. Buffalo Sabres, projected 2021 revenue: $150.37 million; projected 2025 revenue: $178.52 million

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22. Colorado Avalanche, projected 2021 revenue: $142.51 million; projected 2025 revenue: $172.53 million

23. New York Islanders, projected 2021 revenue: $138.29 million; projected 2025 revenue: $170.42 million

24. Winnipeg Jets, projected 2021 revenue: $144.51 million; projected 2025 revenue: $167.23 million

25. Calgary Flames, projected 2021 revenue: $147.58 million; projected 2025 revenue: $165.24 million

26. Carolina Hurricanes, projected 2021 revenue: $135.35 million; projected 2025 revenue: $161.04 million

27. Columbus Blue Jackets, projected 2021 revenue: $130.47 million; projected 2025 revenue: $154.63 million

28. Ottawa Senators, projected 2021 revenue: $152.94 million; projected 2025 revenue: $152.49 million

29. Florida Panthers, projected 2021 revenue: $114.55 million; projected 2025 revenue: $130.32 million

30. Arizona Coyotes, projected 2021 revenue: $112.58 million; projected 2025 revenue: $128.71 million

31. Vegas Golden Knights*, projected 2021 revenue: $141 million; projected 2025 revenue: $ 89million

*No revenue available prior to 2018 due to Golden Knights being an expansion team. Therefore data on the Knights is limited and projections may not be as accurate as teams that had data dating back to 2012.

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