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 4/10/2017.

Donchess Inference Ratings (DII) – NHL Hockey

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Aegis (Rank) Vegas (Rank)
1
Washington
55-19-8
0.763
0
-0.02 (24)
0.516 (1)
0.493 (1)
0.543 (1)
2
Pittsburgh
50-21-11
0.445
0
-0.01 (23)
0.249 (5)
0.391 (2)
0.361 (3)
3
Chicago
50-23-9
0.426
0
-0.04 (29)
0.279 (4)
0.293 (3)
0.260 (6)
4
Anaheim
46-23-13
0.420
1
-0.03 (28)
0.292 (2)
0.256 (5)
0.160 (13)
5
Edmonton
47-26-9
0.394
2
-0.04 (30)
0.281 (3)
0.226 (6)
0.189 (9)
6
St Louis
46-29-7
0.341
3
-0.02 (25)
0.245 (6)
0.191 (8)
0.112 (15)
7
Columbus
50-24-8
0.323
3
0.009 (12)
0.190 (8)
0.264 (4)
0.220 (7)
8
Minnesota
49-25-8
0.251
4
-0.03 (27)
0.160 (10)
0.181 (9)
0.311 (4)
9
Montreal
47-26-9
0.241
1
-0.01 (21)
0.165 (9)
0.152 (11)
0.166 (12)
10
Calgary
45-33-4
0.237
0
-0.03 (26)
0.207 (7)
0.061 (17)
0.046 (17)
11
Boston
44-31-7
0.216
5
-0.01 (17)
0.156 (11)
0.119 (12)
0.383 (2)
12
NY Rangers
48-28-6
0.204
1
0.012 (10)
0.116 (15)
0.175 (10)
0.168 (11)
13
NY Islanders
41-29-12
0.200
3
0.010 (11)
0.153 (12)
0.095 (14)
-0.09 (21)
14
Tampa Bay
42-30-10
0.173
4
-0.01 (18)
0.127 (13)
0.091 (16)
0.082 (16)
15
San Jose
46-29-7
0.171
2
-0.00 (15)
0.065 (18)
0.212 (7)
0.282 (5)
16
Ottawa
44-28-10
0.132
1
-0.01 (16)
0.076 (16)
0.113 (13)
-0.12 (23)
17
Winnipeg
40-35-7
0.129
2
-0.01 (20)
0.117 (14)
0.023 (19)
-0.11 (22)
18
Nashville
41-29-12
0.118
1
-0.01 (22)
0.072 (17)
0.092 (15)
0.172 (10)
19
Toronto
40-27-15
0.052
5
-0.01 (19)
0.025 (19)
0.054 (18)
0.120 (14)
20
Philadelphia
39-33-10
-0.12
0
0.005 (13)
-0.08 (20)
-0.08 (20)
-0.06 (18)
21
Dallas
34-37-11
-0.24
0
0.002 (14)
-0.18 (22)
-0.11 (21)
-0.16 (24)
22
Los Angeles
39-35-8
-0.24
0
0.014 (9)
-0.13 (21)
-0.22 (24)
0.205 (8)
23
Carolina
36-31-15
-0.25
0
0.031 (5)
-0.19 (23)
-0.12 (22)
-0.06 (19)
24
Florida
35-36-11
-0.29
1
0.019 (7)
-0.19 (24)
-0.20 (23)
-0.07 (20)
25
Buffalo
33-37-12
-0.39
1
0.024 (6)
-0.27 (25)
-0.24 (25)
-0.35 (26)
26
Detroit
33-36-13
-0.48
0
0.033 (4)
-0.29 (26)
-0.38 (26)
-0.30 (25)
27
Arizona
30-42-10
-0.51
0
0.017 (8)
-0.31 (27)
-0.40 (27)
-0.68 (29)
28
Vancouver
30-43-9
-0.69
0
0.038 (3)
-0.47 (28)
-0.44 (28)
-0.57 (28)
29
New Jersey
28-40-14
-0.84
0
0.069 (1)
-0.59 (29)
-0.49 (29)
-0.43 (27)
30
Colorado
22-56-4
-1.15
0
0.063 (2)
-0.76 (30)
-0.77 (30)
-0.73 (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 3/30 4/6
Washington 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Pittsburgh 2 3 2 2 2 4 2 3 1 4 2
Chicago 10 11 7 6 5 3 3 2 3 2 3
Columbus 3 2 4 5 6 5 5 4 4 3 4
Anaheim 9 8 8 9 10 13 15 11 9 5 5
Boston 21 18 20 14 14 10 14 10 14 14 6
Edmonton 11 10 10 11 8 8 11 14 13 9 7
Montreal 8 7 12 13 16 16 10 13 12 11 8
St Louis 12 16 11 8 11 14 12 12 7 6 9
Calgary 22 19 16 16 15 9 9 8 6 7 10
NY Rangers 6 6 5 4 4 6 6 7 8 8 11
Minnesota 5 4 3 3 3 2 4 5 5 15 12
San Jose 4 5 6 7 7 7 7 6 10 13 13
Toronto 15 20 19 23 19 22 22 19 17 18 14
Ottawa 7 9 9 10 9 11 8 9 11 12 15
NY Islanders 18 14 17 18 12 15 13 16 16 17 16
Nashville 14 13 13 15 17 12 16 17 15 10 17
Tampa Bay 20 23 23 20 20 18 18 15 18 16 18
Winnipeg 27 22 24 25 23 21 19 21 19 20 19
Philadelphia 13 15 18 19 22 19 17 18 21 19 20
Dallas 25 24 26 27 28 24 23 23 22 22 21
Los Angeles 17 12 15 12 18 20 21 22 24 23 22
Carolina 16 17 14 17 24 27 26 25 20 21 23
Buffalo 19 21 22 22 21 23 24 24 25 25 24
Florida 26 26 25 21 13 17 20 20 23 24 25
Detroit 28 28 27 28 27 26 28 28 26 26 26
Arizona 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 26 28 28 27
Vancouver 24 27 28 26 26 28 25 27 27 27 28
New Jersey 23 25 21 24 25 25 27 29 29 29 29
Colorado 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
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