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 1/14/2020.

NHL Hockey Rankings – Donchess Inference Index (DII)

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Aegis (Rank) Vegas (Rank)
1
Washington
31-11-5
0.382
0
0.027 (5)
0.403 (1)
0.386 (2)
0.340 (3)
2
St Louis
30-10-7
0.353
1
-0.00 (18)
0.395 (2)
0.423 (1)
0.187 (7)
3
Tampa Bay
27-14-4
0.349
1
0.000 (13)
0.319 (4)
0.330 (4)
0.426 (1)
4
Pittsburgh
28-12-5
0.304
4
0.002 (11)
0.364 (3)
0.359 (3)
0.130 (11)
5
Dallas
26-15-4
0.245
1
-0.00 (17)
0.283 (5)
0.272 (5)
0.148 (10)
6
Carolina
27-17-2
0.212
3
-0.02 (30)
0.211 (7)
0.180 (8)
0.257 (6)
7
Boston
27-8-12
0.200
3
-0.01 (23)
0.087 (13)
0.202 (6)
0.377 (2)
8
NY Islanders
27-13-4
0.174
3
0.005 (9)
0.217 (6)
0.199 (7)
0.070 (14)
9
Toronto
24-16-6
0.169
2
-0.01 (26)
0.115 (12)
0.155 (10)
0.276 (5)
10
Colorado
25-15-5
0.164
4
0.076 (1)
0.145 (9)
0.175 (9)
0.180 (8)
11
Florida
24-16-5
0.113
1
0.032 (2)
0.117 (11)
0.117 (12)
0.101 (13)
12
Calgary
25-18-5
0.111
2
0.002 (12)
0.126 (10)
0.097 (13)
0.104 (12)
13
Vancouver
25-17-4
0.102
0
-0.02 (29)
0.166 (8)
0.154 (11)
-0.07 (19)
14
Nashville
21-16-7
0.031
5
-0.01 (21)
-0.03 (19)
0.000 (17)
0.174 (9)
15
Philadelphia
24-16-6
0.022
1
-0.01 (20)
0.050 (14)
0.021 (15)
-0.02 (17)
16
Vegas
24-18-6
0.019
5
-0.02 (31)
-0.07 (21)
-0.09 (22)
0.321 (4)
17
Arizona
25-18-5
0.009
2
-0.01 (25)
0.024 (15)
-0.00 (19)
0.001 (16)
18
Edmonton
24-18-5
-0.00
2
-0.02 (28)
0.018 (16)
0.029 (14)
-0.10 (21)
19
Winnipeg
24-18-4
-0.02
2
-0.01 (19)
0.016 (17)
0.000 (18)
-0.12 (22)
20
Columbus
22-16-8
-0.03
1
-0.00 (15)
0.005 (18)
0.012 (16)
-0.16 (23)
21
Minnesota
20-19-6
-0.06
3
0.016 (7)
-0.08 (22)
-0.05 (21)
-0.05 (18)
22
NY Rangers
22-19-4
-0.08
1
-0.00 (16)
-0.03 (20)
-0.02 (20)
-0.25 (27)
23
Chicago
20-20-6
-0.13
1
0.030 (3)
-0.11 (23)
-0.12 (23)
-0.18 (24)
24
San Jose
21-22-4
-0.14
2
-0.01 (24)
-0.15 (24)
-0.18 (24)
-0.08 (20)
25
Montreal
20-20-7
-0.16
1
0.003 (10)
-0.22 (27)
-0.23 (27)
0.026 (15)
26
Buffalo
20-18-8
-0.20
1
0.024 (6)
-0.20 (25)
-0.19 (26)
-0.19 (25)
27
New Jersey
17-21-7
-0.22
0
0.028 (4)
-0.20 (26)
-0.19 (25)
-0.30 (29)
28
Los Angeles
18-25-4
-0.32
1
-0.02 (27)
-0.30 (28)
-0.34 (28)
-0.30 (28)
29
Anaheim
17-24-5
-0.39
1
0.012 (8)
-0.43 (29)
-0.47 (30)
-0.21 (26)
30
Ottawa
16-22-7
-0.44
0
6.785 (14)
-0.45 (30)
-0.42 (29)
-0.44 (30)
31
Detroit
12-31-3
-0.71
0
-0.01 (22)
-0.74 (31)
-0.77 (31)
-0.58 (31)