NHL 21: All Team Ratings

These are all of the NHL 21 team ratings in the game, including NHL teams, international teams, CHL teams, Alumni teams, and all of the others.


Once again, despite the game’s namesake suggesting a less expansive offering, NHL 21 is packed with domestic teams from across North America and Europe, as well as a bunch international teams.

Naturally, many of the best players in the world congregate in the big-money NHL. Still, there’s plenty of fun to be had in NHL 21 with the teams competing in CHL, QMJHL, or in any other league on offer.


On this page, you’ll be able to find the goaltending, defence, and offence ratings of every single team in NHL 21, from the Stanley Cup-winning Tampa Bay Lightning to the All-Star Alumni Association teams.

NHL Team Ratings in NHL 21

The NHL is loaded with highly-rated teams, with the best of the bunch including the Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars, and Washington Capitals.

TeamGoaltendingDefenceOffence
Anaheim Ducks908785
Arizona Coyotes878890
Boston Bruins898890
Buffalo Sabres838788
Calgary Flames848886
Carolina Hurricanes829089
Chicago Blackhawks858489
Colorado Avalanche838889
Columbus Blue Jackets859087
Dallas Stars908988
Detroit Red Wings818485
Edmonton Oilers838888
Florida Panthers858589
Los Angeles Kings838481
Minnesota Wild819084
Montreal Canadiens898887
Nashville Predators848989
New Jersey Devils818683
New York Islanders868688
New York Rangers868486
Ottawa Senators778181
Philadelphia Flyers858789
Pittsburgh Penguins858690
San Jose Sharks868884
St. Louis Blues839090
Tampa Bay Lightning899092
Toronto Maple Leafs878990
Vancouver Canucks878888
Vegas Golden Knights908888
Washington Capitals888992
Winnipeg Jets888591
Atlantic All-Stars9495100
Central All-Stars9095100
Metropolitan All-Stars8894100
Pacific All-Stars8996100

AHL Team Ratings in NHL 21

If you want to pick an AHL team with the best goaltending, go for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. For some strong defending, go for the Syracuse Crunch, or play as the Toronto Marlies if you want one of the league’s best forward corps.

TeamGoaltendingDefenceOffence
Bakersfield Condors737771
Belleville Senators757268
Binghamton Devils747167
Bridgeport Sound Tigers757670
Charlotte Checkers707570
Chicago Wolves797361
Cleveland Monsters767566
Colorado Eagles757868
Grand Rapids Griffins727873
Hartford Wolf Pack747371
Henderson Silver Knights787768
Hershey Bears807570
Iowa Wild737369
Laval Rocket747767
Lehigh Valley Phantoms737868
Manitoba Moose797469
Milwaukee Admirals787872
Ontario Reign727770
Providence Bruins757773
Rochester Americans777466
Rockford Icehogs777467
San Diego Gulls787369
San Jose Barracuda647572
Springfield Thunderbirds707868
Stockton Heat787572
Syracuse Crunch757971
Texas Stars767571
Toronto Marlies757373
Tucson Roadrunners787370
Utica Comets737870
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins817570

ECHL Team Ratings in NHL 21

Playing in the ECHL, you’ll find the Fort Wayne Komets to have the best goaltending set-up and the best defensive lines. If you’re more inclined to pick a strong offensive team, go for the Florida Everblades or South Carolina Stingrays.

TeamGoaltendingDefenceOffence
Adirondack Thunder645753
Allen Americans685754
Atlanta Gladiators615254
Brampton Beast565554
Cincinnati Cyclones735453
Florida Everblades665856
Fort Wayne Komets715955
Greenville Swamp Rabbits565451
Idaho Steelheads665455
Indy Fuel585555
Jacksonville Icemen575654
Kalamazoo Wings595456
Kansas City Mavericks685652
Maine Mariners605852
Newfoundland Growlers595754
Norfolk Admirals595453
Orlando Solar Bears565654
Rapid City Rush595453
Reading Royals605755
South Carolina Stingrays565456
Toledo Walleye685555
Tulsa Oilers615254
Utah Grizzlies585552
Wheeling Nailers635554
Wichita Thunder675654
Worcester Railers555654

SHL Team Ratings in NHL 21

The SHL never fails to present some of the strongest teams in European ice hockey. In NHL 21, the teams all sit around the 71-73 mark for their goaltending, but the Växjö Lakers have the highest-rated defence, while the Frölunda Indians boast the best offence.

TeamGoaltendingDefenceOffence
Brynäs IF717069
Djurgården Hockey736966
Färjestad BK726567
Frölunda Indians 736371
HV71726169
IK Oskarshamn717062
Leksands IF726670
Linköping HC736168
Luleå Hockey726466
Malmö Redhawks736661
Örebro Hockey736065
Rögle BK736663
Skellefteå AIK716265
Växjö Lakers737262

Liiga Team Ratings in NHL 21

Vaasan Sport and Tappara Tampere are among the leaders when it comes to goaltending ratings in Liiga on NHL 21. That said, if it’s top skaters that you want at your disposal, both Jyväskylä JYP and Helsingin IFK lead the way with their defence and offence ratings.

TeamGoaltendingDefenceOffence
Hämeenlinna HPK706460
Helsingin IFK737066
Jyväskylä JYP717066
Kuopio Kalpa736660
Kookoo Kouvola705957
Lahti Pelicans686159
Lappeenranta Saipa705760
Mikkelin Jukurit706062
Oulun Kärpät666967
Porin Ässät735658
Rauman Lukko706366
Tampereen Ilves735961
Tappara Tampere736368
Turku TPS715759
Vaasan Sport736159

DEL Team Ratings in NHL 21

While they haven’t got the absolute highest-rated goaltending and offence, overall, EHC Red Bull München stand-out as the best of the DEL in NHL 21, according to their team ratings.

TeamGoaltendingDefenceOffence
Adler Mannheim747068
Augsburger Panther726259
Düsseldorfer EG656060
EHC Red Bull München737268
Eisbären Berlin706870
ERC Ingolstadt736057
Fischtown Pinguins737062
Grizzlys Wolfsburg736163
Iserlohn Roosters725859
Kölner Haie725864
Krefeld Pinguine736160
Nürnberg Ice Tigers736662
Schwenninger Wild Wings726466
Straubing Tigers746561

Extraliga Ledniho Hokeje Team Ratings in NHL 21

Not only do HC Sparta Praha boast the best goaltending, but they are just one point off of the best defence rating. For the best Extraliga Ledniho Hokeje team on the attack, however, NHL 21 has given HC Oceláři Třinec by far the highest rating for their offence.

TeamGoaltendingDefenceOffence
Bílí Tygři Liberec726862
BK Mladá Boleslav736559
ČEZ Motor České Budějovice686062
HC Dynamo Pardubice737160
HC Energie Karlovy Vary726460
HC Kometa Brno736962
HC Oceláři Třinec727268
HC Olomouc736565
HC Škoda Plzeň 736562
HC Sparta Praha757066
HC Vítkovice Ridera727066
HC Verva Litvinov736765
Mountfield HK737065
PSG Berani Zlín706560

National League Team Ratings in NHL 21

There are 12 teams in the National League, but only two of them have goaltending ratings that aren’t 73. NHL 21 has certainly established the ZSC Lions as the best of the bunch, though, with their 73 goaltending, 70 defence, and 71 offence.

TeamGoaltendingDefenceOffence
EHC Biel-Bienne726866
EV Zug736665
HC Fribourg-Gottéron736570
Geneve-Servette HC736471
HC Ambri-Piotta736170
HC Davos736066
HC Lugano736072
Lausanne HC736772
Rapperswil-Jona Lakers735963
SC Bern716671
SCL Tigers736262
ZSC Lions737071

Ice Hockey League Team Ratings in NHL 21

Known as the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga in NHL 20, the NHL 21 team ratings for the Ice Hockey League see the goaltending of Black Wings 1992, HC TWK Innsbruck ‘Die Haie,’ and HCB Suotirol Alperia as the best in Austrian-based competition. Black Wings 1992 also have the second-best defence rating and the top offence rating.

TeamGoaltendingDefenceOffence
Black Wings 1992736364
Dornbirn Bulldogs716057
EC Red Bull Salzburg726160
EC VSV696462
EC-KAC716160
HC TWK Innsbruck ‘Die Haie’735960
HCB Suotirol Alperia735962
Hydro Fehérvár AV19726160
Iclinic Bratislava Capitals725960
Moser Medical Graz 99ers705961
Spusu Vienna Capitals716160

Champions Hockey League Team Ratings in NHL 21

Teams across the ice hockey leagues of Europe compete each season to qualify for the CHL and then aim to become the best on the continent by winning the tournament.

Many of these teams feature in the other licensed competitions of NHL 21, but some of them, such as the EIHL club, can’t be played through any other league.

TeamGoaltendingDefenceOffence
Aalborg Pirates705856
Adler Mannheim747068
Bílí Tygři Liberec726862
Cardiff Devils676765
EC Red Bull Salzburg726160
EHC Biel-Bienne726866
EHC Red Bull München737268
Eisbären Berlin 706870
EV Zug736665
Färjestad BK726567
Frölunda Indians 736371
Geneve-Servette HC736471
GKS Tychy686061
Grenoble Brûleurs de Loups656060
HC Davos736066
HC Neman Grodno705556
HC Oceláři Třinec727268
HC Sparta Praha757066
HCB Sudtirol Alperia735962
Luleå Hockey726466
Oulun Kärpät 666967
Rögle BK736663
Rauman Lukko706366
SønderjyskE Vojens725556
Skellefteå AIK716265
Spusu Vienna Capitals716160
Stavanger Oilers725662
Straubing Tigers746561
Tampereen Ilves735961
Tappara Tampere736368
Yunost Minsk705657
ZSC Lions737071

Hockey Allsvenskan Team Ratings in NHL 21

In the NHL 21 Hockey Allsvenskan team ratings, BIK Karlskoga have the highest-rated goaltending, Modo Hockey, by a wide margin, boasts the best defence rating, and Timrå IK is a fair bit ahead of the rest with their 62 offence rating.

TeamGoaltendingDefenceOffence
AIK705856
Almtuna IS715756
BIK Karlskoga735657
HC Vita Hästen675556
IF Björklöven706459
Kristianstad IK715756
Modo Hockey727159
Mora IK665957
Södertälje SK705760
Timrå IK725862
Tingsryds AIF645757
Väsby IK HK725757
Västerviks IK685859
VIK Västerås HK705959

International Team Ratings in NHL 21

Canada, Russia, Sweden, the USA, and Finland come in as the strongest international teams of the NHL 21 team ratings, as you would expect.  

TeamGoaltendingDefenceOffence
Austria625258
Belarus554947
Canada9298100
Czech Republic848293
Denmark805269
Finland898992
France535259
Germany846566
Great Britain584547
Italy554848
Japan494345
Kazakhstan534447
Latvia805658
Norway605053
Poland525850
Russia9488100
Slovakia728064
Sweden909598
Switzerland718176
Ukraine534546
USA9496100

OHL Team Ratings in NHL 21

In the OHL of NHL 21, several teams compete for the top spot based on their team ratings, but it’s clear that the Niagara Icedogs trail the rest by a fair margin.

TeamGoaltendingDefenceOffence
Barrie Colts575452
Erie Otters565552
Flint Firebirds575555
Guelph Storm565555
Hamilton Bulldogs564855
Kingston Frontenacs575149
Kitchener Rangers575555
London Knights575655
Mississauga Steelheads564752
Niagara Icedogs574747
North Bay Battalion554751
Oshawa Generals575255
Ottawa 67’s575655
Owen Sound Attack575655
Peterborough Petes575555
Saginaw Spirit565656
Sarnia Sting565555
Soo Greyhounds585555
Sudbury Wolves565556
Windsor Spitfires575556

QMJHL Team Ratings in NHL 21

In the NHL 21 team ratings for the QMJHL, there’s very little between the 18 teams in their goaltending and offence ratings. However, the Moncton Wildcats just edge it with the best defence rating.

TeamGoaltendingDefenceOffence
Acadie-Bathurst Titan574754
Baie-Comeau Drakkar575149
Blainville-Boisbriand Armada574955
Cape Breton Eagles585556
Charlottetown Islanders575255
Chicoutimi Saguenéens575556
Drummondville Voltigeurs565255
Gatineau Olympiques554455
Halifax Mooseheads584855
Moncton Wildcats585656
Québec Remparts574855
Rimouski Océanic585556
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies575155
Saint John Sea Dogs575555
Shawinigan Cataractes575555
Sherbrooke Phoenix565555
Val-D’Or Foreurs575555
Victoriaville Tigres565455

WHL Team Ratings in NHL 21

As is the case with the QMJHL team ratings, NHL 21’s WHL team ratings see many clubs pile into the same top goaltending, defence, and offence ratings.

TeamGoaltendingDefenceOffence
Brandon Wheat Kings584955
Calgary Hitmen565655
Edmonton Oil Kings585556
Everett Silvertips585555
Kamloops Blazers575555
Kelowna Rockets575556
Lethbridge Hurricanes575555
Medicine Hat Tigers585555
Moose Jaw Warriors564848
Portland Winterhawks575555
Prince Albert Raiders565555
Prince George Cougars584852
Red Deer Rebels574751
Regina Pats555551
Saskatoon Blades575552
Seattle Thunderbirds565552
Spokane Chiefs585555
Swift Current Broncos565149
Tri-City Americans564952
Vancouver Giants585655
Victoria Royals585255
Winnipeg Ice575555

Prospect Teams Team Ratings in NHL 21

The team ratings for the Top Prospects Red and Top Prospects White teams in NHL 21 are identical to those in NHL 20, with the goaltending of the Red team being a couple of points short of the White team.

TeamGoaltendingDefenceOffence
Top Prospects Red626164
Top Prospects White646164

NHL 21 Alumni Team Ratings

The most storied franchises of the NHL, such as the Habs, Maple Leafs, Red Wings, Rangers, and Kings come in with the best team ratings of the NHL 21 Alumni teams.

TeamGoaltendingDefenceOffence
Anaheim Ducks Alumni859187
Arizona Coyotes Alumni908587
Boston Bruins Alumni909091
Buffalo Sabres Alumni818986
Calgary Flames Alumni898989
Carolina Hurricanes Alumni858877
Chicago Blackhawks Alumni949092
Colorado Avalanche Alumni829184
Columbus Blue Jackets Alumni808478
Dallas Stars Alumni928891
Detroit Red Wings Alumni9499100
Edmonton Oilers Alumni929591
Florida Panthers Alumni818781
Hartford Whalers Alumni848887
Los Angeles Kings Alumni879699
Minnesota North Stars Alumni878990
Minnesota Wild Alumni828584
Montreal Canadiens Alumni9597100
Nashville Predators Alumni838782
New Jersey Devils Alumni929088
New York Islanders Alumni928794
New York Rangers Alumni909399
Ottawa Senators Alumni708678
Philadelphia Flyers Alumni869094
Pittsburgh Penguins Alumni889289
Quebec Nordiques Alumni878699
San Jose Sharks Alumni879090
St. Louis Blues Alumni889498
Tampa Bay Lightning Alumni838686
Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni949398
Vancouver Canucks Alumni888788
Washington Capitals Alumni829188
Winnipeg Jets Alumni849289

NHL 21 Alumni All-Time Team Ratings

The Alumni All-Time teams have some of the best team ratings of NHL 21, with the All-Time All-Stars, as you’d assume, being the very best in the game with 100 for goaltending, defence, and offence.

TeamGoaltendingDefenceOffence
All-Time All-Stars100100100
All-Time Eastern Conference98100100
All-Time Grit919489
All-Time Western Conference94100100

There you have it: that’s every single team in NHL 21 with each of their goaltending, defence, and offence team ratings displayed to help you pick which club to use.


Ben Chopping

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