NHL Hockey Ratings

Updated
RankOverallChangeSOS
(Rank)
Standard
(Rank)
Inference
(Rank)
Vegas
(Rank)
1. Colorado Avalanche (56-19-7)0.5871--0.0096 (31)0.5119 (1)0.6515 (1)0.6003 (1)
2. Florida Panthers (58-18-6)0.4857-0.0015 (28)0.4605 (2)0.4253 (5)0.5719 (2)
3. Tampa Bay Lightning (51-23-8)0.4486-0.0503 (1)0.4162 (3)0.4592 (3)0.4713 (4)
4. Carolina Hurricanes (54-20-8)0.4378-0.0171 (16)0.3966 (4)0.5015 (2)0.4164 (5)
5. Toronto Maple Leafs (54-21-7)0.4235-0.0095 (23)0.3805 (5)0.4125 (6)0.4788 (3)
6. Calgary Flames (50-21-11)0.3568-0.0041 (27)0.2351 (11)0.4328 (4)0.4061 (6)
7. Minnesota Wild (53-22-7)0.3410-0.0115 (21)0.3432 (6)0.3967 (7)0.2831 (8)
8. Edmonton Oilers (49-27-6)0.3082+10.0080 (25)0.3105 (8)0.3704 (9)0.2435 (10)
9. Boston Bruins (51-26-5)0.3008-10.0130 (20)0.3037 (9)0.2669 (11)0.3316 (7)
10. St. Louis Blues (49-22-11)0.2826-0.0391 (2)0.2838 (10)0.3899 (8)0.1740 (12)
11. New York Rangers (52-24-6)0.2617-0.0334 (4)0.3201 (7)0.2939 (10)0.1692 (14)
12. Pittsburgh Penguins (46-25-11)0.2221-0.0057 (26)0.1449 (13)0.2446 (12)0.2793 (9)
13. Washington Capitals (44-26-12)0.1467-0.0288 (7)0.0803 (15)0.1893 (13)0.1726 (13)
14. Vegas Golden Knights (43-31-8)0.1050--0.0100 (32)0.0272 (17)0.1149 (15)0.1753 (11)
15. Dallas Stars (46-30-6)0.0965-0.0269 (9)0.1506 (12)0.0472 (16)0.0900 (15)
16. Nashville Predators (45-30-7)0.0616-0.0370 (3)0.0704 (16)0.0365 (17)0.0777 (16)
17. Vancouver Canucks (40-30-12)0.0148--0.0008 (29)-0.0100 (18)0.1434 (14)-0.0882 (20)
18. New York Islanders (37-35-10)-0.0288--0.0075 (30)-0.0913 (20)-0.0099 (18)0.0166 (17)
19. Los Angeles Kings (44-27-11)-0.0369+10.0188 (14)0.0998 (14)-0.1307 (20)-0.0839 (19)
20. Winnipeg Jets (39-32-11)-0.0369-10.0093 (24)-0.0504 (19)-0.0585 (19)-0.0014 (18)
21. Ottawa Senators (33-42-7)-0.2562-0.0236 (11)-0.2126 (22)-0.1776 (21)-0.3796 (26)
22. Columbus Blue Jackets (37-38-7)-0.2573-0.0146 (18)-0.1465 (21)-0.2452 (22)-0.3836 (28)
23. San Jose Sharks (32-37-13)-0.3452-0.0106 (22)-0.3298 (25)-0.4090 (26)-0.2973 (23)
24. Anaheim Ducks (31-37-14)-0.3531-0.0136 (19)-0.3641 (26)-0.3978 (25)-0.2970 (22)
25. New Jersey Devils (27-46-9)-0.3611-0.0211 (13)-0.4517 (29)-0.3689 (23)-0.2600 (21)
26. Buffalo Sabres (32-39-11)-0.3861-0.0179 (15)-0.2373 (23)-0.3725 (24)-0.5531 (31)
27. Chicago Blackhawks (28-42-12)-0.3962-0.0221 (12)-0.4136 (27)-0.4700 (28)-0.3045 (24)
28. Seattle Kraken (27-49-6)-0.3996-0.0153 (17)-0.4280 (28)-0.4281 (27)-0.3418 (25)
29. Detroit Red Wings (32-40-10)-0.4052-0.0305 (6)-0.2806 (24)-0.5558 (30)-0.3831 (27)
30. Philadelphia Flyers (25-46-11)-0.5013-0.0312 (5)-0.5266 (31)-0.5920 (31)-0.3845 (29)
31. Montreal Canadiens (22-49-11)-0.5079-0.0257 (10)-0.5320 (32)-0.5230 (29)-0.4681 (30)
32. Arizona Coyotes (25-50-7)-0.6136-0.0285 (8)-0.4658 (30)-0.6450 (32)-0.7344 (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.