NHL Hockey Ratings

Updated
RankOverallChangeSOS
(Rank)
Standard
(Rank)
Inference
(Rank)
Vegas
(Rank)
1. Boston Bruins (39-7-5)0.6891--0.0043 (22)0.7060 (1)0.8713 (1)0.4893 (1)
2. Carolina Hurricanes (34-9-8)0.4761-0.0036 (14)0.4589 (2)0.5456 (2)0.4242 (2)
3. Tampa Bay Lightning (32-15-1)0.4064--0.0176 (25)0.4552 (3)0.4135 (4)0.3491 (5)
4. New Jersey Devils (32-13-4)0.3715--0.0019 (18)0.3748 (4)0.4837 (3)0.2558 (9)
5. Toronto Maple Leafs (31-13-8)0.3451-0.0107 (11)0.2599 (6)0.3695 (5)0.4084 (3)
6. Colorado Avalanche (27-18-3)0.2228--0.0039 (20)0.1651 (8)0.2281 (11)0.2769 (6)
7. Edmonton Oilers (28-18-4)0.2220--0.0108 (24)0.1408 (10)0.3045 (7)0.2230 (12)
8. New York Rangers (27-14-8)0.2169--0.0210 (27)0.1284 (11)0.2876 (9)0.2375 (10)
9. Dallas Stars (28-13-10)0.2044--0.0039 (21)0.1047 (12)0.3073 (6)0.2041 (14)
10. Minnesota Wild (27-17-4)0.1915--0.0390 (30)0.1576 (9)0.1956 (12)0.2224 (13)
11. Winnipeg Jets (32-19-1)0.1855--0.0401 (31)0.2542 (7)0.2533 (10)0.0469 (16)
12. Seattle Kraken (29-15-5)0.1833-0.0185 (7)0.2605 (5)0.2924 (8)-0.0055 (19)
13. Pittsburgh Penguins (24-16-9)0.1025+10.0351 (2)-0.0057 (18)0.0508 (16)0.2658 (7)
14. Vegas Golden Knights (29-18-4)0.1019-1-0.0407 (32)0.0786 (14)-0.0024 (19)0.2301 (11)
15. Washington Capitals (27-20-6)0.1012-0.0025 (15)0.0408 (16)0.1674 (14)0.0973 (15)
16. Calgary Flames (24-17-9)0.0861-0.0008 (16)-0.0545 (21)-0.0331 (20)0.3502 (4)
17. Florida Panthers (24-22-6)0.0739-0.0374 (1)-0.0477 (20)0.0148 (18)0.2583 (8)
18. Buffalo Sabres (26-20-4)0.0359--0.0024 (19)0.0692 (15)0.1825 (13)-0.1450 (23)
19. Los Angeles Kings (28-18-7)0.0178-0.0042 (13)0.0877 (13)-0.0790 (21)0.0425 (17)
20. Nashville Predators (24-18-6)0.0100--0.0211 (28)0.0201 (17)0.0197 (17)-0.0101 (20)
21. New York Islanders (25-22-5)-0.0020-0.0098 (12)-0.0783 (22)0.0560 (15)0.0186 (18)
22. Ottawa Senators (24-23-3)-0.0677--0.0107 (23)-0.0306 (19)-0.1125 (22)-0.0613 (21)
23. St. Louis Blues (23-25-3)-0.1694-0.0165 (8)-0.1146 (23)-0.2797 (25)-0.1154 (22)
24. Vancouver Canucks (20-26-3)-0.2142-0.0234 (4)-0.2014 (26)-0.2966 (26)-0.1450 (23)
25. Detroit Red Wings (21-19-8)-0.2316--0.0242 (29)-0.1938 (24)-0.2736 (24)-0.2286 (25)
26. Philadelphia Flyers (21-21-9)-0.2670-0.0192 (6)-0.1993 (25)-0.1870 (23)-0.4167 (27)
27. San Jose Sharks (15-25-11)-0.4836--0.0198 (26)-0.5555 (31)-0.5607 (28)-0.3323 (26)
28. Montreal Canadiens (20-27-4)-0.4955-0.0006 (17)-0.3130 (27)-0.6170 (30)-0.5622 (30)
29. Arizona Coyotes (16-28-6)-0.5320-0.0112 (10)-0.4723 (29)-0.4964 (27)-0.6291 (31)
30. Chicago Blackhawks (15-29-4)-0.5841-0.0256 (3)-0.4832 (30)-0.6019 (29)-0.6704 (32)
31. Anaheim Ducks (16-29-5)-0.5989-0.0136 (9)-0.4505 (28)-0.8028 (32)-0.5478 (29)
32. Columbus Blue Jackets (15-32-4)-0.6072-0.0223 (5)-0.5635 (32)-0.7155 (31)-0.5440 (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.