The Kings are the 10th-most valuable NHL franchise at $450 million, according to the latest rankings by Forbes. The club’s value increased by 63 percent over last season.The franchise posted $98 million in revenue and $8.2 million in operating income. Kings owner Philip Anschutz purchased the team for $113 million in 1995.
The Toronto Maple Leafs ($1.15 billion) were the league’s most valuable team, followed by the New York Rangers ($850 million) and the Montreal Canadiens ($775 million). The Ducks, the Kings’ rivals for dollars among Southern California hockey fans, were ranked 21st in the 30-team league with a value of $300 million, up 56 percent over 2012..