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 4/8/2019.

NHL Hockey Rankings – Donchess Inference Index (DII)

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Aegis (Rank) Vegas (Rank)
1
Tampa Bay
62-16-4
0.717
0
-0.03 (31)
0.784 (1)
0.750 (1)
0.565 (1)
2
Boston
49-24-9
0.353
0
-0.01 (27)
0.352 (2)
0.343 (2)
0.369 (6)
3
Washington
48-26-8
0.292
1
-0.00 (25)
0.316 (3)
0.321 (3)
0.212 (11)
4
St Louis
45-28-9
0.282
1
-0.00 (26)
0.313 (4)
0.299 (4)
0.207 (12)
5
Carolina
46-29-7
0.269
1
-0.00 (23)
0.307 (5)
0.294 (5)
0.172 (13)
6
Calgary
50-25-7
0.265
3
-0.02 (30)
0.211 (8)
0.233 (7)
0.395 (5)
7
NY Islanders
48-27-7
0.219
5
-0.00 (19)
0.270 (6)
0.236 (6)
0.116 (14)
8
Nashville
47-29-6
0.213
0
-0.00 (16)
0.163 (9)
0.164 (10)
0.360 (7)
9
Columbus
47-31-4
0.212
1
-0.00 (18)
0.223 (7)
0.183 (8)
0.234 (10)
10
San Jose
46-27-9
0.207
1
-0.02 (29)
0.122 (12)
0.120 (12)
0.464 (2)
11
Pittsburgh
44-26-12
0.181
4
-0.00 (17)
0.133 (11)
0.177 (9)
0.264 (8)
12
Winnipeg
47-30-5
0.145
2
-0.00 (21)
0.111 (13)
0.109 (14)
0.250 (9)
13
Toronto
46-28-8
0.132
0
-0.00 (22)
0.018 (15)
0.066 (15)
0.404 (4)
14
Montreal
44-30-8
0.114
1
-0.00 (20)
0.149 (10)
0.148 (11)
0.010 (18)
15
Vegas
43-32-7
0.102
4
-0.02 (28)
-0.01 (16)
0.007 (16)
0.416 (3)
16
Dallas
43-32-7
0.099
0
0.000 (14)
0.098 (14)
0.112 (13)
0.084 (15)
17
Colorado
38-30-14
-0.04
0
0.008 (11)
-0.10 (20)
-0.05 (18)
0.064 (16)
18
Chicago
36-34-12
-0.09
4
0.013 (7)
-0.05 (17)
-0.04 (17)
-0.22 (23)
19
Philadelphia
37-37-8
-0.10
0
0.012 (8)
-0.08 (19)
-0.11 (21)
-0.11 (19)
20
Arizona
39-35-8
-0.10
1
-0.00 (24)
-0.07 (18)
-0.06 (19)
-0.19 (22)
21
Florida
36-32-14
-0.10
3
0.007 (12)
-0.11 (21)
-0.08 (20)
-0.12 (20)
22
Minnesota
37-36-9
-0.11
2
0.013 (6)
-0.18 (23)
-0.13 (22)
0.042 (17)
23
Anaheim
35-37-10
-0.22
0
-0.00 (15)
-0.18 (22)
-0.16 (23)
-0.39 (26)
24
Edmonton
35-38-9
-0.27
2
0.006 (13)
-0.30 (27)
-0.31 (26)
-0.18 (21)
25
Vancouver
35-36-11
-0.29
1
0.008 (9)
-0.27 (25)
-0.30 (25)
-0.32 (24)
26
Los Angeles
31-42-9
-0.34
2
0.008 (10)
-0.30 (26)
-0.31 (28)
-0.43 (27)
27
Detroit
32-40-10
-0.35
2
0.020 (5)
-0.25 (24)
-0.27 (24)
-0.62 (30)
28
NY Rangers
32-36-14
-0.35
1
0.028 (2)
-0.33 (28)
-0.31 (27)
-0.44 (28)
29
New Jersey
31-41-10
-0.40
0
0.029 (1)
-0.34 (29)
-0.38 (29)
-0.52 (29)
30
Buffalo
33-39-10
-0.47
1
0.027 (4)
-0.50 (31)
-0.53 (31)
-0.33 (25)
31
Ottawa
29-47-6
-0.50
1
0.027 (3)
-0.42 (30)
-0.44 (30)
-0.72 (31)

NHL Hockey Team Rank Over Time

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