How much would it cost to buy NHL team? But in the time since, even as the pandemic has lingered, hockey has heated up. In our new set of valuations, the average is up to $865 million, an increase of 32% from last year and the biggest jump since the 50% gain of 2013, when the league signed its massive Canadian television deal.
Can you buy an NHL team? Any new purchase of an NHL team must be approved by the league’s Board of Governors, which is comprised of some of the more established owners in the league.
How much was the last NHL team sold for? Forbes said the $900 million sale of the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL’s new TV deal and the entrance of the Seattle Kraken have helped buoy franchise values. The last team to be sold was the Carolina Hurricanes in 2018 at $485 million.
Who is richest NHL owner? 1. David Thomson-Winnipeg Jets. David Thompson’s net worth stands roughly at $38.9 billion.