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.

Updated 12/10/2019.

NHL Hockey Rankings – Donchess Inference Index (DII)

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Aegis (Rank) Vegas (Rank)
1
Washington
22-5-5
0.443
2
-0.00 (17)
0.469 (2)
0.478 (1)
0.353 (4)
2
NY Islanders
20-7-2
0.391
1
0.002 (15)
0.510 (1)
0.477 (2)
0.079 (14)
3
Colorado
19-8-3
0.335
6
0.075 (1)
0.424 (3)
0.451 (3)
0.030 (16)
4
Boston
20-5-6
0.330
2
-0.04 (27)
0.234 (6)
0.331 (4)
0.481 (2)
5
Dallas
17-11-3
0.246
0
0.065 (3)
0.293 (4)
0.287 (5)
0.112 (11)
6
Pittsburgh
17-9-4
0.202
2
0.034 (8)
0.206 (7)
0.209 (8)
0.187 (8)
7
St Louis
18-7-6
0.194
3
0.010 (13)
0.196 (8)
0.226 (7)
0.147 (10)
8
Carolina
18-11-1
0.172
2
-0.09 (31)
0.158 (11)
0.112 (12)
0.280 (7)
9
Winnipeg
18-10-2
0.171
2
-0.00 (20)
0.290 (5)
0.267 (6)
-0.15 (21)
10
Philadelphia
17-8-5
0.146
4
-0.01 (23)
0.183 (10)
0.185 (9)
0.033 (15)
11
Tampa Bay
14-11-3
0.120
7
0.043 (6)
-0.01 (18)
-0.02 (18)
0.539 (1)
12
Florida
15-9-5
0.120
0
0.063 (4)
0.119 (12)
0.099 (13)
0.150 (9)
13
Arizona
18-10-4
0.108
0
-0.01 (22)
0.184 (9)
0.150 (10)
-0.07 (20)
14
Calgary
16-12-4
0.095
8
0.004 (14)
0.117 (13)
0.066 (15)
0.102 (13)
15
Edmonton
18-10-4
0.051
8
-0.08 (30)
0.092 (15)
0.084 (14)
-0.06 (18)
16
Minnesota
14-12-4
0.043
9
0.013 (11)
0.103 (14)
0.138 (11)
-0.18 (23)
17
Toronto
14-13-4
0.022
1
0.019 (9)
-0.07 (19)
-0.05 (19)
0.286 (6)
18
Vancouver
15-11-4
-0.00
0
-0.05 (28)
0.018 (17)
0.006 (17)
-0.07 (19)
19
Vegas
15-12-5
-0.03
4
-0.04 (26)
-0.15 (22)
-0.14 (23)
0.330 (5)
20
NY Rangers
15-11-3
-0.06
1
-0.00 (21)
0.028 (16)
0.028 (16)
-0.35 (28)
21
Nashville
13-10-5
-0.07
1
-0.05 (29)
-0.23 (26)
-0.20 (25)
0.383 (3)
22
San Jose
15-15-2
-0.08
7
-0.04 (25)
-0.08 (20)
-0.13 (20)
-0.01 (17)
23
Montreal
13-11-6
-0.13
6
0.019 (10)
-0.23 (25)
-0.19 (24)
0.109 (12)
24
Buffalo
14-10-7
-0.17
3
-0.02 (24)
-0.15 (23)
-0.14 (22)
-0.26 (27)
25
Columbus
12-14-4
-0.21
1
0.069 (2)
-0.21 (24)
-0.22 (26)
-0.20 (24)
26
Chicago
12-12-6
-0.23
3
0.047 (5)
-0.24 (27)
-0.24 (27)
-0.20 (26)
27
Ottawa
13-17-1
-0.25
1
0.001 (16)
-0.12 (21)
-0.13 (21)
-0.64 (31)
28
Anaheim
12-14-4
-0.28
1
0.037 (7)
-0.33 (28)
-0.29 (28)
-0.20 (25)
29
New Jersey
9-15-5
-0.41
1
0.011 (12)
-0.49 (30)
-0.50 (30)
-0.15 (22)
30
Los Angeles
11-18-2
-0.41
0
-0.00 (19)
-0.41 (29)
-0.44 (29)
-0.38 (29)
31
Detroit
7-21-3
-0.81
0
-0.00 (18)
-0.87 (31)
-0.87 (31)
-0.63 (30)