Updated Saturday Apr. 10

2021 Composite NHL Power Rankings

Calculated by aggregating computer generated NHL power rankings from around the web and determining each team’s average ranking.

TEAM AVERAGE
RANKING
AVG
1-WEEK
MOVE
SOS
PLAYED
RANK
POINTS MAKE
PLAYOFFS
MAKE
PLAY-
OFFS
WIN
CUP
1
AvalancheCOL27-9-4
2.00 - 31 80.3 >99% 21%
2
HurricanesCAR27-9-3
2.25 ↑ 1 20 79.4 >99% 10%
3
LeafsTOR27-10-3
3.75 ↑ 3 28 77.9 >99% 11%
4
KnightsVGS26-11-2
4.00 ↑ 1 30 76.4 >99% 9%
5
IslandersNYI26-11-4
5.50 ↓ 1 15 75.2 97% 8%
6
LightningTB27-11-2
7.25 ↓ 4 4 76.3 >99% 9%
7
PenguinsPIT26-13-2
8.25 - 25 73.7 97% 7%
8
PanthersFLA26-11-4
10.00 ↑ 3 8 74.1 >99% 4%
9
RangersNYR19-16-5
10.50 ↑ 3 12 63.0 20% 1%
10
BruinsBOS21-10-6
10.50 ↑ 3 11 70.9 84% 3%
11
OilersEDM25-14-2
11.75 ↑ 3 29 69.2 >99% 2%
12
CapitalsWSH26-11-4
12.50 ↓ 3 1 73.0 95% 2%
13
CanadiensMTL17-11-9
13.00 ↓ 3 16 66.8 98% 5%
14
WildMIN24-13-2
13.50 ↓ 6 19 72.5 99% 3%
15
JetsWPG24-13-3
14.75 - 27 68.4 99% 2%
16
PredatorsNSH22-18-1
15.50 ↑ 1 24 60.3 52% 1%
17
StarsDAL14-14-10
16.25 ↓ 1 3 59.0 28% 1%
18
SharksSJ18-17-4
19.25 ↑ 3 23 56.8 29% 1%
19
BluesSTL18-16-6
19.25 ↑ 6 7 56.5 19% <1%
20
CoyotesARI19-17-5
20.25 ↓ 1 22 57.9 42% <1%
21
FlyersPHI18-15-6
20.50 ↑ 2 2 59.9 7% <1%
22
BlackhawksCHI18-18-5
21.75 ↓ 4 6 56.9 19% <1%
23
FlamesCGY16-21-3
22.00 ↓ 1 26 51.8 2% <1%
24
KingsLA15-18-6
22.75 ↓ 4 9 54.1 12% <1%
25
CanucksVAN16-18-3
23.00 ↓ 1 21 53.6 1% <1%
26
DevilsNJ14-19-6
23.25 - 14 50.0 <1% <1%
27
Blue JacketsCBJ15-19-8
26.25 - 17 51.4 2% <1%
28
DucksANA12-22-7
27.00 - 5 44.4 <1% <1%
29
SenatorsOTT13-24-4
29.50 - 18 43.7 <1% <1%
30
Red WingsDET13-23-6
29.50 - 13 44.1 <1% <1%
31
SabresBUF9-25-6
30.50 - 10 36.9 <1% <1%

How We Calculate: Our NHL Power Rankings are calculated by aggregating computer rankings from around the web and determining each team’s average ranking. Up or down movement within our rankings versus the previous week is provided for each team. Some of these sites also project teams’ future success. We collect this info and calculate each team’s average points projection, playoff odds and Stanley Cup champion odds.

Our heat chart below shows how each of the four sites we pull from ranks all 31 teams. We pull from numberFire (nF), Massey Ratings (MY), Sagarin (Sag) and Money Puck (MP).

TEAM SAGARIANSAG numberFirenF MONEY
PUCK
MP
MASSEY
RATINGS
MY
AVERAGEAVG
AvalancheCOL 1 4 1 2 2.00
HurricanesCAR 2 3 3 1 2.25
LeafsTOR 3 5 2 5 3.75
KnightsVGS 5 1 6 4 4.00
IslandersNYI 8 2 4 8 5.50
LightningTB 11 8 7 3 7.25
PenguinsPIT 4 15 8 6 8.25
PanthersFLA 16 7 10 7 10.00
RangersNYR 10 9 9 14 10.50
BruinsBOS 6 11 14 11 10.50
OilersEDM 9 10 15 13 11.75
CapitalsWSH 15 6 20 9 12.50
CanadiensMTL 18 13 5 16 13.00
WildMIN 14 12 18 10 13.50
JetsWPG 12 14 21 12 14.75
PredatorsNSH 13 21 13 15 15.50
StarsDAL 17 18 11 19 16.25
SharksSJ 19 20 17 21 19.25
BluesSTL 7 26 22 22 19.25
CoyotesARI 20 19 24 18 20.25
FlyersPHI 21 25 19 17 20.50
BlackhawksCHI 28 16 23 20 21.75
FlamesCGY 23 24 16 25 22.00
KingsLA 24 17 26 24 22.75
CanucksVAN 22 22 25 23 23.00
DevilsNJ 27 27 12 27 23.25
Blue JacketsCBJ 26 23 30 26 26.25
DucksANA 25 28 27 28 27.00
SenatorsOTT 30 30 28 30 29.50
Red WingsDET 29 31 29 29 29.50
SabresBUF 31 29 31 31 30.50

Standard deviation is a statistical tool used to measure the variance within a set of numbers. In the table below, we use standard deviation to determine which teams are ranked the most and least consistently. A low number indicates that a team is ranked consistently across the four sites we pull from. A high number indicates an inconsistently ranked team.

TEAM SAGARIANSAG numberFirenF MONEY
PUCK
MP
MASSEY
RATINGS
MY
STAN DEVSTDEV
HurricanesCAR 2 3 3 1 0.957
SabresBUF 31 29 31 31 1.000
Red WingsDET 29 31 29 29 1.000
SenatorsOTT 30 30 28 30 1.000
DucksANA 25 28 27 28 1.414
CanucksVAN 22 22 25 23 1.414
AvalancheCOL 1 4 1 2 1.414
LeafsTOR 3 5 2 5 1.500
SharksSJ 19 20 17 21 1.708
KnightsVGS 5 1 6 4 2.160
RangersNYR 10 9 9 14 2.380
CoyotesARI 20 19 24 18 2.630
OilersEDM 9 10 15 13 2.754
Blue JacketsCBJ 26 23 30 26 2.872
IslandersNYI 8 2 4 8 3.000
LightningTB 11 8 7 3 3.304
BruinsBOS 6 11 14 11 3.317
WildMIN 14 12 18 10 3.416
FlyersPHI 21 25 19 17 3.416
StarsDAL 17 18 11 19 3.594
PredatorsNSH 13 21 13 15 3.786
KingsLA 24 17 26 24 3.948
FlamesCGY 23 24 16 25 4.082
PanthersFLA 16 7 10 7 4.243
JetsWPG 12 14 21 12 4.272
PenguinsPIT 4 15 8 6 4.787
BlackhawksCHI 28 16 23 20 5.058
CanadiensMTL 18 13 5 16 5.715
CapitalsWSH 15 6 20 9 6.245
DevilsNJ 27 27 12 27 7.500
BluesSTL 7 26 22 22 8.382