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.

Aegis 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.
For player ratings, see NHL Goalie Rankings.

Updated 2/13/2019.

NHL Hockey Rankings – Donchess Inference Index (DII)

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Aegis (Rank) Vegas (Rank)
1
Tampa Bay
42-11-4
0.605
0
-0.03 (31)
0.656 (1)
0.638 (1)
0.476 (1)
2
San Jose
34-16-7
0.406
2
-0.02 (26)
0.433 (2)
0.443 (2)
0.312 (5)
3
Winnipeg
36-18-3
0.326
0
-0.03 (29)
0.352 (3)
0.308 (4)
0.311 (6)
4
Calgary
34-16-6
0.326
2
0.002 (15)
0.315 (4)
0.358 (3)
0.299 (8)
5
Toronto
35-18-3
0.301
0
-0.01 (21)
0.246 (6)
0.240 (6)
0.476 (1)
6
NY Islanders
33-17-6
0.195
1
-0.00 (18)
0.288 (5)
0.292 (5)
-0.08 (19)
7
Columbus
32-20-3
0.177
4
-0.02 (27)
0.197 (8)
0.163 (8)
0.164 (11)
8
Boston
32-17-8
0.176
2
-0.03 (30)
0.098 (11)
0.135 (9)
0.355 (4)
9
Vegas
31-23-4
0.141
3
-0.02 (28)
0.103 (10)
0.068 (14)
0.305 (7)
10
Pittsburgh
29-20-7
0.140
1
-0.00 (17)
0.082 (14)
0.092 (12)
0.298 (9)
11
St Louis
28-22-5
0.129
6
0.018 (11)
0.205 (7)
0.181 (7)
-0.06 (18)
12
Nashville
33-21-5
0.123
4
-0.01 (20)
0.037 (15)
0.041 (16)
0.376 (3)
13
Carolina
29-22-6
0.096
3
-0.01 (22)
0.096 (12)
0.117 (11)
0.065 (15)
14
Montreal
31-18-7
0.094
1
-0.02 (25)
0.117 (9)
0.129 (10)
0.008 (16)
15
Dallas
29-22-5
0.085
1
0.001 (16)
0.089 (13)
0.091 (13)
0.070 (14)
16
Washington
31-19-7
0.083
4
-0.02 (24)
0.023 (16)
0.043 (15)
0.235 (10)
17
Minnesota
27-25-5
-0.07
2
-0.01 (23)
-0.14 (22)
-0.12 (20)
0.116 (13)
18
Philadelphia
26-24-7
-0.07
2
-0.01 (19)
-0.07 (18)
-0.06 (17)
-0.09 (20)
19
Buffalo
28-21-7
-0.10
1
0.027 (8)
-0.05 (17)
-0.09 (18)
-0.19 (22)
20
Florida
23-24-8
-0.15
1
0.031 (4)
-0.17 (24)
-0.19 (24)
-0.04 (17)
21
Arizona
25-26-5
-0.16
1
0.014 (12)
-0.09 (19)
-0.10 (19)
-0.35 (26)
22
Chicago
23-25-9
-0.20
5
0.037 (2)
-0.14 (21)
-0.14 (21)
-0.36 (28)
23
Los Angeles
23-28-5
-0.21
3
0.004 (14)
-0.13 (20)
-0.20 (25)
-0.33 (25)
24
Vancouver
25-25-7
-0.21
1
0.034 (3)
-0.16 (23)
-0.15 (22)
-0.37 (29)
25
NY Rangers
24-24-8
-0.22
1
0.030 (5)
-0.18 (25)
-0.16 (23)
-0.35 (27)
26
Edmonton
24-26-5
-0.23
1
0.024 (9)
-0.25 (26)
-0.29 (26)
-0.11 (21)
27
Colorado
22-23-11
-0.26
8
0.029 (6)
-0.44 (31)
-0.35 (29)
0.129 (12)
28
New Jersey
21-27-8
-0.30
0
0.057 (1)
-0.34 (28)
-0.32 (28)
-0.20 (23)
29
Detroit
22-28-7
-0.34
1
0.019 (10)
-0.27 (27)
-0.31 (27)
-0.49 (30)
30
Anaheim
21-26-9
-0.37
1
0.029 (7)
-0.40 (29)
-0.39 (30)
-0.28 (24)
31
Ottawa
21-30-5
-0.46
0
0.011 (13)
-0.41 (30)
-0.40 (31)
-0.62 (31)

NHL Hockey Team Rank Over Time

Team 11/28 12/5 12/12 12/19 12/26 1/2 1/9 1/16 1/23 2/6 2/13
Tampa Bay 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
San Jose 13 14 11 7 11 10 7 4 4 4 2
Winnipeg 8 4 5 4 3 3 2 3 3 3 3
Calgary 7 5 4 3 5 5 4 2 2 2 4
Toronto 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 5 6 5 5
NY Islanders 19 21 22 19 18 12 12 12 8 7 6
Columbus 9 9 15 12 7 8 11 7 10 11 7
Boston 10 13 9 10 9 11 9 11 11 10 8
Vegas 12 10 8 8 10 6 5 6 5 6 9
Pittsburgh 15 16 16 17 8 7 8 9 7 9 10
St Louis 26 26 25 22 22 25 21 18 18 17 11
Nashville 1 3 3 5 6 9 10 8 9 8 12
Carolina 14 19 19 20 21 22 16 16 16 16 13
Montreal 22 22 18 18 15 13 15 13 13 13 14
Dallas 16 12 12 14 19 14 13 15 15 14 15
Washington 6 8 6 6 4 4 6 10 12 12 16
Minnesota 11 11 13 13 16 16 14 14 14 15 17
Philadelphia 24 23 21 25 23 27 29 28 26 20 18
Buffalo 4 7 14 11 12 15 17 20 17 18 19
Florida 21 20 24 21 20 18 23 25 21 21 20
Arizona 20 15 20 23 24 26 25 22 20 22 21
Chicago 31 31 31 31 31 29 27 29 29 27 22
Los Angeles 28 29 30 30 27 28 26 27 27 26 23
Vancouver 29 30 27 26 25 21 22 21 22 23 24
NY Rangers 18 24 23 24 26 24 28 26 24 24 25
Edmonton 17 18 10 15 14 20 19 19 23 25 26
Colorado 5 6 7 9 13 17 18 17 19 19 27
New Jersey 25 28 28 27 28 23 24 23 28 28 28
Detroit 27 25 26 29 29 31 30 30 30 30 29
Anaheim 23 17 17 16 17 19 20 24 25 29 30
Ottawa 30 27 29 28 30 30 31 31 31 31 31