Forbes ranks Ducks 13th on list of most valuable franchises.

In its annual Business of Hockey feature, Forbes magazine estimates the Anaheim Ducks’ value at $206 million, 13th among NHL franchises (and $2 million behind the Los Angeles Kings). Click here for the complete list.

Encouraging for the Ducks is that Forbes estimated a 2% increase in franchise value from 2007-08 to 2008-09, a period that saw a Honda Center sellout streak end at 78 games.

James Mirtle takes an even broader look at the teams’ estimated revenue — not value —on his blog, revealing a $40 million gain for the Ducks over a five-year period from 2003-04 (when Disney owned the team) to 2008-09. Only three teams (Toronto, Montreal, Pittsburgh) witnessed an equal or greater increase in revenue over that span. Hard to believe that in 2003-04, Forbes estimated fewer revenue gains for only Buffalo, Carolina and Pittsburgh.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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