NHL Hockey Ratings

Updated
RankOverallChangeSOS
(Rank)
Standard
(Rank)
Inference
(Rank)
Vegas
(Rank)
1. Colorado Avalanche (12-7-1)0.4883--0.0101 (16)0.3981 (3)0.5663 (1)0.5032 (1)
2. Florida Panthers (16-4-3)0.4441-0.0540 (4)0.4891 (1)0.5036 (2)0.3383 (6)
3. Tampa Bay Lightning (13-5-4)0.4368-0.0437 (5)0.4161 (2)0.4208 (4)0.4741 (3)
4. Carolina Hurricanes (15-6-1)0.3998--0.0395 (27)0.3836 (4)0.4222 (3)0.3940 (5)
5. Toronto Maple Leafs (17-6-1)0.3601--0.0346 (25)0.2655 (8)0.3312 (9)0.4864 (2)
6. Edmonton Oilers (16-5-0)0.3083--0.0948 (32)0.3074 (6)0.3397 (8)0.2777 (7)
7. Vegas Golden Knights (12-10-0)0.2963--0.0245 (22)0.2971 (7)0.3424 (7)0.2493 (8)
8. Minnesota Wild (16-6-1)0.2884+1-0.0663 (31)0.3522 (5)0.3605 (6)0.1505 (11)
9. Boston Bruins (12-8-0)0.2487+1-0.0492 (28)0.1723 (11)0.1382 (13)0.4379 (4)
10. Washington Capitals (14-4-6)0.2482-2-0.0241 (21)0.2012 (9)0.3700 (5)0.1749 (10)
11. Calgary Flames (14-4-5)0.1618+2-0.0531 (29)0.0492 (15)0.2985 (10)0.1412 (12)
12. Pittsburgh Penguins (10-8-5)0.1510-10.0425 (6)0.0646 (13)0.1831 (12)0.2080 (9)
13. Nashville Predators (12-10-1)0.1282-10.0009 (11)0.1756 (10)0.2615 (11)-0.0539 (19)
14. New York Rangers (14-4-3)0.1205--0.0154 (18)0.1534 (12)0.1037 (14)0.1034 (15)
15. Dallas Stars (12-7-2)0.0882--0.0107 (17)0.0622 (14)0.0648 (16)0.1385 (13)
16. St. Louis Blues (12-8-3)0.0528--0.0040 (15)-0.0176 (16)0.0996 (15)0.0784 (16)
17. New York Islanders (5-10-3)0.0161-0.0868 (3)-0.0183 (17)-0.0642 (17)0.1319 (14)
18. Winnipeg Jets (10-8-4)-0.0618--0.0615 (30)-0.0815 (18)-0.1114 (18)0.0081 (17)
19. Columbus Blue Jackets (12-9-0)-0.1640--0.0225 (20)-0.0818 (19)-0.1835 (21)-0.2293 (24)
20. San Jose Sharks (13-9-1)-0.1783+1-0.0038 (13)-0.0933 (20)-0.1367 (19)-0.3076 (27)
21. Philadelphia Flyers (8-9-4)-0.1880-10.1405 (1)-0.2077 (24)-0.3112 (26)-0.0444 (18)
22. Chicago Blackhawks (8-12-2)-0.2255+10.0119 (9)-0.1749 (22)-0.2790 (23)-0.2240 (22)
23. Montreal Canadiens (6-17-2)-0.2407-1-0.0295 (24)-0.2584 (25)-0.3750 (28)-0.0883 (20)
24. Detroit Red Wings (12-9-3)-0.2569+1-0.0003 (12)-0.0961 (21)-0.2791 (24)-0.4004 (28)
25. Seattle Kraken (8-13-2)-0.2570-10.0091 (10)-0.3309 (28)-0.3358 (27)-0.1021 (21)
26. Anaheim Ducks (13-8-3)-0.2649+1-0.0039 (14)-0.1902 (23)-0.1573 (20)-0.4493 (29)
27. New Jersey Devils (9-8-4)-0.2829-10.0331 (7)-0.3035 (26)-0.2961 (25)-0.2486 (25)
28. Los Angeles Kings (9-9-4)-0.2912--0.0279 (23)-0.3049 (27)-0.2637 (22)-0.3046 (26)
29. Vancouver Canucks (8-14-2)-0.3270--0.0170 (19)-0.3328 (29)-0.4236 (29)-0.2244 (23)
30. Ottawa Senators (5-15-1)-0.4498-0.0943 (2)-0.3709 (30)-0.4946 (30)-0.4863 (30)
31. Arizona Coyotes (5-16-2)-0.5152-0.0284 (8)-0.4102 (31)-0.5827 (32)-0.5560 (31)
32. Buffalo Sabres (8-12-3)-0.5349--0.0350 (26)-0.5140 (32)-0.5127 (31)-0.5787 (32)

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.