NHL Hockey Ratings

Updated
RankOverallChangeSOS
(Rank)
Standard
(Rank)
Inference
(Rank)
Vegas
(Rank)
1. Tampa Bay Lightning (36-17-3)0.7013-0.2556 (2)0.6641 (1)0.7529 (1)0.6881 (2)
2. Carolina Hurricanes (36-12-8)0.5280-0.2276 (5)0.4995 (3)0.5934 (3)0.4920 (5)
3. Florida Panthers (37-14-5)0.4882-0.2210 (7)0.5722 (2)0.6077 (2)0.2820 (8)
4. Colorado Avalanche (39-13-4)0.4404--0.2936 (31)0.0645 (16)0.4731 (4)0.7950 (1)
5. Toronto Maple Leafs (35-14-7)0.3915--0.0298 (23)0.2743 (9)0.4288 (6)0.4750 (6)
6. Vegas Golden Knights (40-14-2)0.3398--0.2438 (30)0.0827 (14)0.3511 (7)0.5933 (3)
7. Boston Bruins (33-16-7)0.3303-0.0180 (18)0.3502 (7)0.0922 (15)0.5478 (4)
8. Pittsburgh Penguins (37-16-3)0.3219--0.0041 (21)0.4445 (4)0.1749 (12)0.3426 (7)
9. New York Islanders (32-17-7)0.2836-0.1286 (10)0.4053 (5)0.2357 (10)0.2061 (10)
10. Washington Capitals (36-15-5)0.2610-0.0038 (20)0.3699 (6)0.2270 (11)0.1827 (11)
11. Nashville Predators (31-23-2)0.2317+10.2390 (4)0.3323 (8)0.4297 (5)-0.0700 (19)
12. Edmonton Oilers (35-19-2)0.2266-1-0.0134 (22)0.2441 (10)0.2926 (8)0.1426 (13)
13. Dallas Stars (23-19-14)0.1634-0.1922 (8)0.0751 (15)0.2713 (9)0.1466 (12)
14. Montreal Canadiens (24-21-11)0.0595-0.1665 (9)0.0846 (13)0.1233 (14)-0.0302 (18)
15. New York Rangers (27-23-6)0.0513+10.0042 (19)0.0912 (12)0.0139 (17)0.0477 (15)
16. Winnipeg Jets (30-23-3)0.0497-10.0370 (15)0.1286 (11)0.1558 (13)-0.1376 (20)
17. Minnesota Wild (35-16-5)0.0128--0.2098 (29)-0.1361 (23)-0.0753 (19)0.2544 (9)
18. Calgary Flames (26-27-3)-0.0052-0.0244 (17)0.0072 (19)-0.0026 (18)-0.0206 (17)
19. Chicago Blackhawks (24-25-7)-0.0455-0.2221 (6)0.0555 (17)0.0572 (16)-0.2523 (23)
20. Philadelphia Flyers (25-23-8)-0.1414-0.0317 (16)0.0233 (18)-0.4629 (26)0.0103 (16)
21. Columbus Blue Jackets (18-26-12)-0.2200+20.2470 (3)-0.1811 (24)-0.2369 (23)-0.2431 (22)
22. Vancouver Canucks (23-29-4)-0.2323-10.0650 (14)-0.1093 (21)-0.1412 (20)-0.4500 (26)
23. St. Louis Blues (27-20-9)-0.2338-1-0.1855 (27)-0.5291 (27)-0.2448 (24)0.0814 (14)
24. Detroit Red Wings (19-27-10)-0.3382+10.2639 (1)-0.1203 (22)-0.2156 (22)-0.6852 (29)
25. Ottawa Senators (23-28-5)-0.3423-10.0807 (12)-0.0854 (20)-0.1861 (21)-0.7633 (31)
26. Arizona Coyotes (24-26-6)-0.4201--0.1904 (28)-0.5876 (28)-0.4387 (25)-0.2288 (21)
27. New Jersey Devils (19-30-7)-0.4351-0.0737 (13)-0.2455 (25)-0.5883 (28)-0.4772 (27)
28. Los Angeles Kings (21-28-7)-0.5584--0.1706 (26)-0.7392 (29)-0.5847 (27)-0.3459 (25)
29. San Jose Sharks (21-28-7)-0.5746--0.1683 (25)-0.7458 (30)-0.6441 (29)-0.3288 (24)
30. Buffalo Sabres (15-34-7)-0.5908-0.0959 (11)-0.4200 (26)-0.6532 (30)-0.7042 (30)
31. Anaheim Ducks (17-30-9)-0.7588--0.1420 (24)-0.9000 (31)-0.8211 (31)-0.5511 (28)

Ratings Over Time

Ratings Methodology

This table represents the current NHL Hockey computer ratings as computed by the Donchess Inference Index. More information on how these NHL Hockey ratings are computed can be found on the Methodology page.

  • Overall Rating: This ratings system that is a combination of the Standard Rating, the Inference Rating and Vegas Rating. 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.
  • Inference Rating: Heavily weights the outcomes of opponents’ games. This system is a much better predictor of future game outcomes.
  • Vegas Rating: This is our newest rating that only takes into account the Vegas line on each game.

Please see our NHL predictions page to see our projections for each game and outright season predictions.