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EA Sports Reveals Top Rated Players for NHL 23

Connor McDavid is the top-ranked player for NHL 23. How does the rest of the league's top stars compare?

It's that time of year again.

NHL 23 is only a few weeks away from its official release, and EA Sports has revealed the rankings of the top players in the game. 

Connor McDavid, unsurprisingly, is the top-rated player in the game at 95, retaining the top spot and overall he had in NHL 22. Auston Matthews and Nathan MacKinnon were both elevated to 94, while Cale Makar, also the at 94, is the highest-rated defenseman, regardless of side.

For goaltenders, Andrei Vasilevskiy bounces from 92 to 94. Igor Shesterkin, who wasn't a top 10 goalie in last year's game, is now second at 92.

In total, 31 players will start with at least a 90 overall rating, with eight centermen and eight left wingers leading the way.

For a full top 50 ranking, click here.

NHL 23 is set for release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S on Oct. 14, 2022. For more details on new features, click here.

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Top Centers

  1. Connor McDavid, Edmonton - 95
  2. Auston Matthews, Toronto - 94
  3. Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado - 94
  4. Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton - 93
  5. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh - 93
  6. Aleksander Barkov, Florida - 92
  7. Steven Stamkos, Tampa Ba - 90
  8. Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh - 90
  9. Sebastian Aho, Carolina - 89
  10. Patrice Bergeron, Boston - 89

Top Left Wingers

  1. Jonathan Huberdeau, Calgary - 92
  2. Artemi Panarin, NY Rangers - 92
  3. Alex Ovechkin, Washington - 92
  4. Brad Marchand, Boston - 91
  5. Kirill Kaprizov, Minnesota - 91
  6. Johnny Gaudreau, Columbus - 90
  7. Matthew Tkachuk, Florida - 90
  8. Kyle Connor, Winnipeg - 90
  9. Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado - 89
  10. Filip Forsberg, Nashville - 89

Top Right Wingers

  1. Patrick Kane, Chicago - 93
  2. Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay - 92
  3. Mikko Rantanen, Colorado - 91
  4. David Pastrnak, Boston - 91
  5. Mitch Marner, Toronto - 90
  6. Alex DeBrincat, Ottawa - 89
  7. Mark Stone, Vegas - 89
  8. Andrei Svechnikov, Carolina - 88
  9. Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis - 88
  10. Jordan Kyrou, St. Louis - 88

Top Left Defensemen

  1. Roman Josi, Nashville - 93
  2. Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay - 93
  3. Devon Toews, Colorado - 88
  4. Morgan Rielly, Toronto - 88
  5. Miro Heiskanen, Dallas - 88
  6. Rasmus Dahlin, Buffalo - 88
  7. Quinn Hughes, Vancouver - 87
  8. Zach Werenski, Columbus - 87
  9. Jaccob Slavin, Carolina - 87
  10. Shea Theodore, Vegas - 87

Top Right Defensemen

  1. Cale Makar, Colorado - 94
  2. Adam Fox, NY Rangers - 90
  3. John Carlson, Washington - 90
  4. Charlie McAvoy, Boston - 89
  5. Alex Pietrangelo, Vegas - 89
  6. Aaron Ekblad, Florida - 89
  7. Drew Doughty, Los Angeles - 89
  8. Kris Letang, Pittsburgh - 88
  9. Dougie Hamilton, New Jersey - 88
  10. Moritz Seider, Detroit - 87

Top Goaltenders

  1. Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay - 94
  2. Igor Shesterkin, NY Rangers - 92
  3. Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg - 90
  4. Jacob Markstrom, Calgary - 90
  5. John Gibson, Anaheim - 90
  6. Thatcher Demko, Vancvouer - 89
  7. Juuse Saros, Nashville - 89
  8. Frederik Andersen, Carolina - 89
  9. Ilya Sorokin, NY Islanders - 88
  10. Sergei Bobrovsky, Florida - 88

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