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Franchise value and ownership history

Franchise name/location history (most to least recent):
  • Springfield Indians

Franchise Valuation and Ownership History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Value
In today's
Hockey Franchise
Valuation Rank
1939-40 $42,000 $914,579
Eddie Shore purchased the AHL team. (Purchased it for $35,000 according to another edition of The Sporting News.)
Source(s): Hockey Pictorial Magazine / The Sporting News
1966-67 $1,000,000 $9,334,361
Jack Kent Cooke purchased the team from Eddie Shore and renamed them the Springfield Kings to be the AHL's farm team of the Los Angeles Kings.
Source(s): Hockey Pictorial Magazine