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Franchise value and ownership history

Franchise name/location history (most to least recent):
  • Toronto Toros
  • Ottawa Nationals

Franchise Valuation and Ownership History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Value
In today's
Hockey Franchise
Valuation Rank
1973-74 $1,800,000 $12,279,730
During the summer prior to the season, Nick Trbovich and Doug Michel sold the Ottawa National to John F. Bassett for $1.8M ($1.3M according to The Sporting News). The team was then moved to Toronto and renamed the Toros.
Source(s): Book: The Rebel League / Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey