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 2/16/2017.

Donchess Inference Ratings (DII) – NHL Hockey

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Aegis (Rank) Vegas (Rank)
1
Washington
39-11-6
0.839
0
0.001 (15)
0.588 (1)
0.502 (2)
0.528 (1)
2
Pittsburgh
35-13-7
0.627
0
0.031 (9)
0.361 (3)
0.532 (1)
0.522 (2)
3
Minnesota
37-13-6
0.542
0
-0.09 (30)
0.413 (2)
0.258 (4)
0.316 (4)
4
NY Rangers
37-18-1
0.520
1
-0.02 (23)
0.355 (4)
0.330 (3)
0.250 (6)
5
Columbus
36-15-5
0.437
1
0.009 (13)
0.322 (5)
0.229 (6)
0.228 (8)
6
Chicago
35-17-5
0.352
1
-0.06 (29)
0.265 (6)
0.174 (8)
0.180 (10)
7
San Jose
34-18-6
0.288
1
-0.02 (21)
0.166 (7)
0.245 (5)
0.356 (3)
8
St Louis
30-22-5
0.185
3
0.059 (4)
0.108 (8)
0.152 (9)
0.111 (13)
9
Anaheim
30-18-10
0.182
1
-0.05 (27)
0.092 (9)
0.180 (7)
0.143 (11)
10
Ottawa
29-19-6
0.098
1
0.055 (6)
0.049 (12)
0.097 (10)
-0.14 (23)
11
Edmonton
30-19-8
0.051
1
-0.01 (19)
0.073 (10)
-0.04 (18)
0.081 (14)
12
Los Angeles
28-23-4
0.044
3
-0.00 (18)
0.060 (11)
-0.03 (17)
0.198 (9)
13
Montreal
31-19-8
-0.00
1
0.012 (12)
-0.02 (16)
0.031 (14)
0.242 (7)
14
Boston
29-23-6
-0.02
6
0.008 (14)
-0.01 (15)
-0.01 (15)
0.267 (5)
15
Nashville
27-21-8
-0.03
2
-0.06 (28)
-0.05 (17)
0.057 (11)
0.129 (12)
16
Calgary
29-26-3
-0.04
0
-0.02 (22)
0.010 (13)
-0.10 (22)
-0.08 (21)
17
Carolina
24-22-7
-0.04
3
0.117 (1)
0.001 (14)
-0.09 (21)
-0.03 (18)
18
NY Islanders
25-20-10
-0.04
1
0.078 (2)
-0.06 (18)
0.034 (13)
-0.14 (24)
19
Philadelphia
27-23-7
-0.13
1
-0.00 (16)
-0.11 (22)
-0.02 (16)
-0.06 (19)
20
Tampa Bay
25-24-7
-0.13
3
0.013 (11)
-0.15 (25)
0.035 (12)
0.037 (15)
21
Florida
25-20-10
-0.13
4
-0.04 (25)
-0.11 (21)
-0.04 (19)
-0.07 (20)
22
Buffalo
24-23-10
-0.15
0
0.035 (8)
-0.11 (23)
-0.07 (20)
-0.31 (26)
23
Toronto
26-19-11
-0.17
4
-0.02 (20)
-0.08 (19)
-0.16 (24)
0.005 (16)
24
New Jersey
24-22-10
-0.17
3
0.068 (3)
-0.09 (20)
-0.17 (25)
-0.33 (27)
25
Winnipeg
26-29-4
-0.26
1
-0.05 (26)
-0.16 (26)
-0.21 (26)
-0.10 (22)
26
Vancouver
25-26-6
-0.30
2
-0.03 (24)
-0.15 (24)
-0.30 (27)
-0.53 (28)
27
Dallas
22-26-10
-0.41
1
-0.00 (17)
-0.34 (28)
-0.13 (23)
-0.03 (17)
28
Detroit
22-25-10
-0.48
1
0.056 (5)
-0.32 (27)
-0.31 (28)
-0.31 (25)
29
Arizona
19-29-7
-0.60
0
0.015 (10)
-0.36 (29)
-0.47 (29)
-0.69 (29)
30
Colorado
15-37-2
-0.97
0
0.035 (7)
-0.65 (30)
-0.64 (30)
-0.71 (30)
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