NHL Hockey Rankings


Below are listed the current NHL Hockey ratings as computed by the Donchess Inference Index.
More information on how these NHL rankings are computed can be found on the Methodology page.

DII Rating– This is a NHL rankings system that is a combination of the Standard Rating and the Inference Rating. The Inference Rating is weighted more highly in the beginning of the season whereas the Standard Rating is weighted more highly at the end of the season. This is the final rating that is used to rank the teams.

Standard Rating– Looks at game outcome and score differential only. Record is the most important factor in this rating system.

Inference Rating– Heavily weights the outcomes of opponents’ games. This is system is a much better predictor of future game outcomes.

Vegas Rating– A rating system based on what the Vegas line is on each game. This rating system is a strong predictor of future games, but does not heavily weight the outcomes of previous games. This rating is used for predictions, but not used for the overall rating.

For our daily predictions on all the games, see NHL Hockey Predictions.

Updated 3/23/2017.

Donchess Inference Ratings (DII) – NHL Hockey

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Aegis (Rank) Vegas (Rank)
1
Pittsburgh
46-17-9
0.626
2
-0.03 (27)
0.383 (3)
0.487 (1)
0.382 (2)
2
Washington
47-17-8
0.607
1
0.003 (14)
0.401 (2)
0.412 (2)
0.466 (1)
3
Chicago
47-20-6
0.592
1
-0.05 (30)
0.404 (1)
0.376 (3)
0.210 (7)
4
Columbus
47-19-6
0.523
0
-0.01 (22)
0.356 (4)
0.334 (4)
0.222 (6)
5
Minnesota
44-22-6
0.364
0
0.000 (17)
0.262 (6)
0.203 (6)
0.289 (4)
6
Calgary
41-28-4
0.318
2
-0.03 (28)
0.263 (5)
0.110 (12)
-0.01 (18)
7
St Louis
39-28-5
0.293
5
0.029 (4)
0.200 (7)
0.185 (8)
0.048 (15)
8
NY Rangers
45-25-4
0.267
1
-0.00 (19)
0.172 (8)
0.191 (7)
0.166 (9)
9
Anaheim
39-23-11
0.221
2
-0.03 (29)
0.134 (9)
0.173 (10)
0.097 (13)
10
San Jose
42-24-7
0.206
4
-0.01 (23)
0.096 (13)
0.220 (5)
0.277 (5)
11
Ottawa
40-24-8
0.195
2
-0.02 (24)
0.108 (12)
0.175 (9)
-0.11 (24)
12
Montreal
41-23-9
0.190
1
0.008 (11)
0.128 (10)
0.124 (11)
0.163 (10)
13
Edmonton
39-25-9
0.170
1
0.011 (9)
0.119 (11)
0.100 (13)
0.111 (12)
14
Boston
38-29-6
0.100
4
-0.02 (25)
0.079 (14)
0.041 (15)
0.292 (3)
15
Nashville
36-25-11
0.096
2
-0.03 (26)
0.073 (15)
0.045 (14)
0.140 (11)
16
NY Islanders
34-26-12
0.043
0
0.039 (2)
0.027 (16)
0.032 (16)
-0.08 (22)
17
Toronto
34-23-15
-0.05
2
-0.00 (21)
-0.02 (17)
-0.06 (18)
0.029 (16)
18
Tampa Bay
34-29-9
-0.09
3
0.001 (15)
-0.07 (18)
-0.03 (17)
0.071 (14)
19
Winnipeg
33-33-7
-0.11
2
-0.00 (20)
-0.07 (19)
-0.07 (19)
-0.07 (21)
20
Carolina
31-27-13
-0.23
5
0.034 (3)
-0.17 (22)
-0.11 (21)
-0.06 (19)
21
Philadelphia
33-31-8
-0.24
3
0.006 (12)
-0.16 (21)
-0.15 (23)
-0.06 (20)
22
Dallas
29-33-10
-0.25
1
0.025 (6)
-0.21 (24)
-0.08 (20)
-0.10 (23)
23
Florida
31-30-11
-0.26
3
0.001 (16)
-0.19 (23)
-0.13 (22)
-0.00 (17)
24
Los Angeles
34-31-7
-0.28
2
-0.00 (18)
-0.15 (20)
-0.24 (25)
0.195 (8)
25
Buffalo
30-32-12
-0.31
1
0.018 (8)
-0.22 (25)
-0.17 (24)
-0.30 (26)
26
Detroit
29-32-11
-0.40
2
0.028 (5)
-0.24 (26)
-0.32 (27)
-0.30 (25)
27
Vancouver
29-34-9
-0.45
0
0.011 (10)
-0.30 (28)
-0.31 (26)
-0.47 (28)
28
Arizona
27-37-9
-0.49
2
0.004 (13)
-0.29 (27)
-0.40 (29)
-0.58 (29)
29
New Jersey
27-33-12
-0.52
0
0.079 (1)
-0.35 (29)
-0.34 (28)
-0.33 (27)
30
Colorado
20-49-3
-1.08
0
0.023 (7)
-0.70 (30)
-0.76 (30)
-0.64 (30)

NHL Hockey Team Rank Over Time

Team 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/2 3/9 3/16 3/23
Pittsburgh 2 3 2 2 2 4 2 3 1
Washington 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Chicago 10 11 7 6 5 3 3 2 3
Columbus 3 2 4 5 6 5 5 4 4
Minnesota 5 4 3 3 3 2 4 5 5
Calgary 22 19 16 16 15 9 9 8 6
St Louis 12 16 11 8 11 14 12 12 7
NY Rangers 6 6 5 4 4 6 6 7 8
Anaheim 9 8 8 9 10 13 15 11 9
San Jose 4 5 6 7 7 7 7 6 10
Ottawa 7 9 9 10 9 11 8 9 11
Montreal 8 7 12 13 16 16 10 13 12
Edmonton 11 10 10 11 8 8 11 14 13
Boston 21 18 20 14 14 10 14 10 14
Nashville 14 13 13 15 17 12 16 17 15
NY Islanders 18 14 17 18 12 15 13 16 16
Toronto 15 20 19 23 19 22 22 19 17
Tampa Bay 20 23 23 20 20 18 18 15 18
Winnipeg 27 22 24 25 23 21 19 21 19
Carolina 16 17 14 17 24 27 26 25 20
Philadelphia 13 15 18 19 22 19 17 18 21
Dallas 25 24 26 27 28 24 23 23 22
Florida 26 26 25 21 13 17 20 20 23
Los Angeles 17 12 15 12 18 20 21 22 24
Buffalo 19 21 22 22 21 23 24 24 25
Detroit 28 28 27 28 27 26 28 28 26
Vancouver 24 27 28 26 26 28 25 27 27
Arizona 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 26 28
New Jersey 23 25 21 24 25 25 27 29 29
Colorado 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
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