Who Owns The New York Rangers?
So, who owns the New York Rangers? The current owner of the Rangers franchise is James Dolan. He is also the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG). MSG owns the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) New York Knicks.
Dolan has been a controversial figure as the owner of the Rangers. Many Rangers fans have been critical of Dolan’s decision-making, and some have even called for him to sell the team. In 2015, he was ranked as the most hated man in New York City sports by a poll conducted by NY Sports Day.
In 2019, Dolan was ranked as the second most hated man in New York City sports by another poll conducted by the New York Post. Despite his unpopularity, Dolan has remained steadfast in his commitment to the Rangers and their fans.
According to Forbes, as of the 2022-2023 season, the New York Rangers are worth $2.0 Billion dollars. This makes them the most valuable National Hockey League (NHL) franchise and the first hockey franchise to be worth over 2 billion.
About The New York Rangers Franchise
The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team’s name and logo, both of which date back to 1926, are derived from the Tex Rickard-owned New York Americans, who used similar designs when they were an NHL expansion franchise that began play in 1925.
The team plays its home games at Madison Square Garden in the borough of Manhattan, an arena they share with the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). They are one of three NHL teams located in the New York metropolitan area, the others being the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders.
The Rangers have a long-standing rivalry with those same New York Islanders and the New Jersey Devils. The Islanders-Rangers rivalry is one of the most heated in all sports and is fueled by a longstanding hatred between the two fan bases. The Devils-Rangers rivalry is not quite as intense, but it is still very real and is driven by the fact that the two teams are division rivals.
The team has made it to the Stanley Cup Finals ten times, winning four times – in 1928, 1933, 1940, and 1994 – but losing in 1914, 1932, 1937, 1950, 1979, and 2014.