NHL Hockey Ratings

Updated
RankOverallChangeSOS
(Rank)
Standard
(Rank)
Inference
(Rank)
Vegas
(Rank)
1. Tampa Bay Lightning (28-11-2)0.6918-0.0394 (15)0.6305 (1)0.7022 (1)0.7445 (1)
2. Carolina Hurricanes (27-9-4)0.5194-0.0815 (7)0.5381 (2)0.6087 (2)0.4107 (5)
3. Colorado Avalanche (27-9-4)0.4377--0.2170 (31)0.2072 (9)0.5435 (3)0.5695 (3)
4. Toronto Maple Leafs (28-10-3)0.3839+1-0.1271 (26)0.3472 (6)0.4586 (4)0.3470 (8)
5. Pittsburgh Penguins (26-13-2)0.3694-10.0740 (9)0.3526 (5)0.3477 (6)0.4085 (6)
6. New York Islanders (26-11-4)0.3666--0.0051 (16)0.3993 (4)0.3326 (9)0.3670 (7)
7. Vegas Golden Knights (26-11-2)0.3260+2-0.1900 (29)0.1763 (12)0.3945 (5)0.4118 (4)
8. Florida Panthers (26-12-4)0.3222-10.0566 (12)0.4093 (3)0.3463 (7)0.2082 (11)
9. Boston Bruins (21-11-6)0.2997-10.0556 (13)0.1841 (11)0.0917 (14)0.6267 (2)
10. Washington Capitals (26-11-4)0.2326--0.0267 (19)0.2554 (7)0.1868 (12)0.2548 (9)
11. New York Rangers (19-16-5)0.1530+10.0494 (14)-0.0238 (18)0.3423 (8)0.1458 (12)
12. Dallas Stars (15-14-10)0.1485+10.1502 (4)0.0468 (15)0.3086 (10)0.0933 (15)
13. Edmonton Oilers (25-15-2)0.1307-2-0.0840 (22)0.1753 (13)0.1536 (13)0.0618 (17)
14. Winnipeg Jets (25-13-3)0.0557+2-0.0666 (21)0.1861 (10)0.1918 (11)-0.2146 (21)
15. Nashville Predators (22-19-1)0.0503-0.1215 (5)0.2108 (8)0.0748 (16)-0.1396 (19)
16. Montreal Canadiens (17-12-9)0.0247-2-0.0886 (23)-0.1228 (21)0.0858 (15)0.1156 (13)
17. Minnesota Wild (24-13-3)-0.0182--0.1270 (25)0.0221 (17)-0.1716 (20)0.0937 (14)
18. Chicago Blackhawks (19-18-5)-0.0565-0.1639 (3)0.0807 (14)0.0012 (17)-0.2554 (22)
19. Philadelphia Flyers (19-15-6)-0.0751-0.0802 (8)0.0430 (16)-0.5252 (28)0.2534 (10)
20. Columbus Blue Jackets (15-20-8)-0.1451-0.1939 (2)-0.0953 (19)-0.1857 (21)-0.1557 (20)
21. Calgary Flames (17-21-3)-0.1468+2-0.0145 (17)-0.1582 (22)-0.2416 (22)-0.0401 (18)
22. St. Louis Blues (19-16-6)-0.1499-1-0.1985 (30)-0.3791 (27)-0.1260 (19)0.0624 (16)
23. Vancouver Canucks (16-18-3)-0.1814-1-0.0182 (18)-0.1097 (20)-0.0898 (18)-0.3467 (25)
24. Arizona Coyotes (19-17-5)-0.3078--0.1278 (27)-0.2792 (24)-0.3218 (25)-0.3234 (24)
25. New Jersey Devils (14-19-6)-0.3619+10.0701 (10)-0.3432 (25)-0.4632 (27)-0.2799 (23)
26. San Jose Sharks (18-18-4)-0.3620-1-0.1564 (28)-0.3623 (26)-0.3102 (24)-0.4134 (26)
27. Los Angeles Kings (16-18-6)-0.3777--0.0988 (24)-0.4240 (28)-0.2537 (23)-0.4539 (28)
28. Detroit Red Wings (14-23-6)-0.4361-0.2274 (1)-0.1619 (23)-0.4444 (26)-0.7103 (30)
29. Ottawa Senators (13-25-4)-0.5954-0.0672 (11)-0.4281 (29)-0.5478 (29)-0.8155 (31)
30. Buffalo Sabres (9-25-6)-0.6234-0.0850 (6)-0.7025 (31)-0.7213 (30)-0.4440 (27)
31. Anaheim Ducks (12-22-7)-0.6825--0.0508 (20)-0.6844 (30)-0.7787 (31)-0.5843 (29)

Ratings Over Time

Hockey 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 rankings are computed can be found on the Methodology page.

  • Overall Rating: This rankings 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.