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 1/19/2017.

Donchess Inference Ratings (DII) – NHL Hockey

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Aegis (Rank) Vegas (Rank)
1
Columbus
30-9-4
0.689
0
-0.00 (16)
0.501 (1)
0.376 (3)
0.126 (12)
2
Pittsburgh
28-11-5
0.648
2
0.066 (2)
0.375 (4)
0.546 (1)
0.446 (1)
3
Washington
29-9-6
0.617
0
0.036 (9)
0.411 (2)
0.411 (2)
0.403 (2)
4
Minnesota
28-10-5
0.508
2
-0.08 (28)
0.406 (3)
0.204 (7)
0.217 (5)
5
San Jose
27-16-2
0.413
2
0.034 (11)
0.268 (5)
0.290 (4)
0.310 (3)
6
NY Rangers
28-16-1
0.353
1
-0.01 (19)
0.208 (6)
0.290 (5)
0.217 (4)
7
Anaheim
25-13-9
0.249
2
-0.02 (21)
0.107 (9)
0.284 (6)
0.159 (11)
8
Montreal
27-13-6
0.231
2
0.061 (5)
0.187 (7)
0.088 (10)
0.206 (6)
9
Chicago
28-14-5
0.189
1
-0.05 (25)
0.136 (8)
0.104 (9)
0.174 (7)
10
Ottawa
23-15-4
0.080
1
0.038 (8)
0.077 (10)
0.006 (14)
-0.14 (23)
11
Carolina
21-16-7
0.064
1
0.065 (3)
0.061 (11)
0.006 (15)
-0.04 (18)
12
St Louis
23-17-5
0.034
4
0.047 (7)
-0.02 (16)
0.121 (8)
0.159 (10)
13
Edmonton
25-15-7
-0.01
2
-0.04 (24)
0.044 (13)
-0.11 (21)
0.060 (14)
14
Calgary
24-20-3
-0.02
4
-0.06 (26)
0.019 (14)
-0.08 (20)
-0.08 (21)
15
Toronto
21-13-8
-0.02
2
-0.03 (22)
0.058 (12)
-0.17 (25)
-0.01 (17)
16
Philadelphia
22-18-6
-0.08
2
-0.01 (20)
-0.09 (18)
0.018 (13)
-0.05 (19)
17
Los Angeles
22-19-4
-0.09
3
0.054 (6)
-0.02 (15)
-0.14 (23)
0.173 (8)
18
Tampa Bay
21-20-5
-0.10
5
0.023 (12)
-0.13 (20)
0.050 (12)
0.023 (15)
19
Nashville
20-17-7
-0.11
5
-0.10 (30)
-0.14 (23)
0.064 (11)
0.090 (13)
20
Boston
23-19-6
-0.11
7
-0.01 (18)
-0.09 (17)
-0.05 (18)
0.168 (9)
21
NY Islanders
17-17-8
-0.18
4
0.103 (1)
-0.17 (25)
-0.02 (17)
-0.15 (24)
22
New Jersey
19-18-9
-0.18
6
0.062 (4)
-0.10 (19)
-0.16 (24)
-0.29 (27)
23
Dallas
19-19-8
-0.21
3
-0.03 (23)
-0.20 (27)
-0.02 (16)
0.004 (16)
24
Florida
20-18-9
-0.22
2
-0.00 (17)
-0.19 (26)
-0.06 (19)
-0.06 (20)
25
Detroit
20-19-6
-0.22
2
0.006 (14)
-0.14 (22)
-0.17 (26)
-0.21 (25)
26
Buffalo
17-18-9
-0.27
5
0.035 (10)
-0.21 (28)
-0.11 (22)
-0.29 (26)
27
Vancouver
21-19-6
-0.30
7
-0.06 (27)
-0.14 (21)
-0.33 (28)
-0.44 (29)
28
Winnipeg
21-23-4
-0.31
9
-0.08 (29)
-0.16 (24)
-0.28 (27)
-0.13 (22)
29
Colorado
13-28-1
-0.76
0
-0.00 (15)
-0.49 (29)
-0.53 (29)
-0.42 (28)
30
Arizona
13-25-6
-0.80
0
0.014 (13)
-0.51 (30)
-0.58 (30)
-0.56 (30)
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