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 12/12/2018.

NHL Hockey Rankings – Donchess Inference Index (DII)

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Aegis (Rank) Vegas (Rank)
1
Tampa Bay
24-7-1
0.565
0
-0.09 (31)
0.592 (1)
0.562 (1)
0.526 (3)
2
Toronto
21-9-1
0.430
0
-0.01 (19)
0.432 (2)
0.425 (2)
0.434 (5)
3
Nashville
20-10-1
0.398
0
0.025 (10)
0.351 (4)
0.349 (4)
0.542 (2)
4
Calgary
19-10-2
0.324
1
0.024 (12)
0.366 (3)
0.378 (3)
0.182 (11)
5
Winnipeg
19-9-2
0.315
1
-0.09 (30)
0.233 (8)
0.247 (7)
0.543 (1)
6
Washington
18-9-3
0.276
2
-0.02 (24)
0.32 (5)
0.326 (5)
0.135 (14)
7
Colorado
17-9-5
0.226
1
0.049 (2)
0.229 (9)
0.311 (6)
0.100 (15)
8
Vegas
17-14-1
0.182
2
-0.01 (20)
0.164 (12)
0.147 (12)
0.259 (7)
9
Boston
17-10-4
0.180
4
0.013 (13)
0.182 (11)
0.182 (10)
0.173 (12)
10
Edmonton
17-12-2
0.160
8
0.043 (6)
0.234 (7)
0.182 (10)
0.012 (16)
11
San Jose
16-11-5
0.147
3
-0.03 (27)
0.023 (15)
0.073 (14)
0.448 (4)
12
Dallas
16-11-3
0.118
0
0.040 (7)
0.203 (10)
0.182 (9)
-0.10 (20)
13
Minnesota
16-12-2
0.104
2
-0.02 (21)
0.068 (13)
0.083 (13)
0.189 (10)
14
Buffalo
18-9-4
0.094
7
0.010 (14)
0.238 (6)
0.184 (8)
-0.26 (24)
15
Columbus
16-12-2
0.061
6
-0.02 (25)
0.027 (14)
0.008 (15)
0.190 (9)
16
Pittsburgh
13-10-6
0.060
0
0.034 (8)
-0.08 (19)
-0.03 (17)
0.422 (6)
17
Anaheim
16-11-5
-0.05
0
0.000 (17)
-0.00 (16)
-0.00 (16)
-0.22 (23)
18
Montreal
15-11-5
-0.08
4
-0.02 (26)
-0.05 (17)
-0.03 (18)
-0.19 (21)
19
Carolina
13-12-4
-0.09
0
-0.05 (29)
-0.21 (24)
-0.19 (23)
0.226 (8)
20
Arizona
13-14-2
-0.11
5
0.046 (3)
-0.09 (20)
-0.08 (20)
-0.19 (22)
21
Philadelphia
12-13-3
-0.16
2
-0.02 (22)
-0.22 (25)
-0.19 (24)
-0.02 (17)
22
NY Islanders
14-11-4
-0.16
1
-0.01 (18)
-0.12 (22)
-0.08 (19)
-0.34 (27)
23
NY Rangers
14-13-3
-0.21
1
-0.02 (23)
-0.07 (18)
-0.17 (21)
-0.50 (28)
24
Florida
11-12-6
-0.23
4
-0.03 (28)
-0.36 (28)
-0.35 (29)
0.143 (13)
25
St Louis
11-14-4
-0.24
1
0.009 (15)
-0.32 (27)
-0.31 (28)
-0.02 (17)
26
Detroit
14-14-4
-0.27
1
0.025 (9)
-0.11 (21)
-0.20 (25)
-0.60 (29)
27
Vancouver
14-16-3
-0.29
3
0.046 (4)
-0.15 (23)
-0.18 (22)
-0.68 (30)
28
New Jersey
10-13-6
-0.30
0
0.083 (1)
-0.43 (29)
-0.31 (27)
-0.09 (19)
29
Ottawa
13-15-4
-0.38
2
0.025 (11)
-0.28 (26)
-0.26 (26)
-0.70 (31)
30
Los Angeles
11-19-2
-0.42
1
0.004 (16)
-0.46 (30)
-0.49 (30)
-0.28 (26)
31
Chicago
9-18-5
-0.58
0
0.046 (5)
-0.65 (31)
-0.71 (31)
-0.27 (25)

NHL Hockey Team Rank Over Time

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