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 5/22/2018.

NHL Hockey Rankings – Donchess Inference Index (DII)

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Aegis (Rank) Vegas (Rank)
1
Winnipeg
61-27-11
0.440
0
-0.00 (20)
0.455 (2)
0.458 (2)
0.392 (4)
2
Vegas
63-26-8
0.433
4
-0.01 (23)
0.493 (1)
0.501 (1)
0.242 (6)
3
Nashville
60-24-11
0.425
1
0.003 (17)
0.413 (4)
0.418 (3)
0.453 (1)
4
Tampa Bay
65-28-5
0.424
1
-0.03 (31)
0.425 (3)
0.405 (4)
0.447 (2)
5
Washington
60-31-9
0.346
0
-0.02 (27)
0.388 (5)
0.383 (5)
0.228 (7)
6
Pittsburgh
53-34-7
0.289
1
-0.02 (26)
0.240 (8)
0.235 (10)
0.442 (3)
7
Boston
55-26-13
0.284
3
-0.03 (30)
0.236 (9)
0.269 (7)
0.383 (5)
8
San Jose
51-30-11
0.241
0
-0.00 (21)
0.252 (7)
0.249 (8)
0.213 (9)
9
Toronto
52-29-8
0.221
0
-0.02 (28)
0.230 (10)
0.240 (9)
0.179 (11)
10
Florida
44-30-8
0.218
0
-0.03 (29)
0.280 (6)
0.285 (6)
0.024 (17)
11
Anaheim
44-29-13
0.162
0
0.001 (18)
0.143 (11)
0.141 (12)
0.222 (8)
12
Minnesota
46-30-11
0.133
0
0.012 (9)
0.112 (13)
0.178 (11)
0.103 (15)
13
Columbus
47-32-9
0.121
0
-0.01 (25)
0.124 (12)
0.102 (13)
0.144 (13)
14
Philadelphia
44-30-14
0.064
0
-0.01 (24)
0.077 (15)
0.075 (14)
0.028 (16)
15
Los Angeles
45-32-9
0.051
0
0.008 (12)
0.001 (17)
-0.00 (17)
0.206 (10)
16
New Jersey
45-33-9
0.047
1
-0.01 (22)
0.088 (14)
0.067 (15)
-0.04 (19)
17
St Louis
44-32-6
0.025
1
0.016 (7)
-0.00 (18)
-0.03 (19)
0.160 (12)
18
Dallas
42-32-8
-0.00
0
0.018 (5)
-0.05 (19)
-0.03 (18)
0.131 (14)
19
Colorado
45-34-9
-0.01
0
0.018 (6)
0.028 (16)
0.048 (16)
-0.15 (22)
20
Edmonton
36-40-6
-0.11
0
0.013 (8)
-0.09 (20)
-0.13 (21)
-0.13 (21)
21
Carolina
36-35-11
-0.15
0
-0.00 (19)
-0.20 (22)
-0.19 (22)
-0.02 (18)
22
Arizona
29-41-12
-0.17
1
0.026 (3)
-0.10 (21)
-0.10 (20)
-0.38 (27)
23
Calgary
37-35-10
-0.20
1
0.019 (4)
-0.25 (23)
-0.23 (23)
-0.07 (20)
24
Chicago
33-39-10
-0.33
0
0.045 (1)
-0.38 (27)
-0.36 (25)
-0.20 (23)
25
Vancouver
31-40-11
-0.36
1
0.034 (2)
-0.33 (24)
-0.32 (24)
-0.47 (30)
26
NY Islanders
35-37-10
-0.36
1
0.009 (11)
-0.37 (26)
-0.38 (27)
-0.31 (24)
27
NY Rangers
34-39-9
-0.38
0
0.010 (10)
-0.36 (25)
-0.38 (26)
-0.43 (28)
28
Detroit
30-39-13
-0.43
0
0.005 (16)
-0.46 (30)
-0.44 (28)
-0.37 (26)
29
Montreal
29-40-13
-0.44
0
0.005 (15)
-0.49 (31)
-0.44 (29)
-0.36 (25)
30
Ottawa
28-43-11
-0.45
0
0.006 (14)
-0.42 (28)
-0.48 (31)
-0.47 (29)
31
Buffalo
25-45-12
-0.47
0
0.007 (13)
-0.43 (29)
-0.47 (30)
-0.53 (31)

NHL Hockey Team Rank Over Time

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