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NHL 22: Top 50 Player Ratings Revealed

With time counting down to the release of NHL 22, here's a look at the top 50 players by overall rating in EA Sports' latest hockey offering.
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After weeks of being teased on social media, EA Sports has released the list of the top 50 players in NHL 22 by overall rating.

It's always a big topic of debate – tons of people will disagree with individual players. In reality, the difference between 90 and 87, for example, is truly minor. If you play franchise mode, the players evolve – or devolve – so it doesn't last for long, anyways.

Still, it's a fun topic. So, let's take a look at the top 50 player ratings for NHL 22, set to release on Oct. 15, 2021. Note, this list doesn't include goaltenders – the top 10 was released last week.

Top 50 Skater Ratings in NHL 22

1. Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers - 95
2. Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche - 93
3. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins - 93
4. Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers - 93
5. Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks - 92
6. Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lighting - 92
7. Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning - 92
8. Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals - 92
9. Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs - 92
10. David Pastrnak, Boston Bruins - 91
11. Brad Marchand, Boston Bruins - 91
12. Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins - 91
13. Artemi Panarin, NY Rangers - 91
14. Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres (for now) - 91
15. Jonathan Huberdeau, Florida Panthers - 90
16. Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers - 90
17. Mikko Rantanen, Colorado Avalanche - 90
18. Mitchell Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs - 90
19. Roman Josi, Nashville Predators - 90
20.  Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings - 90
21. Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning - 90
22. John Carlson, Washington Capitals - 90
23. Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets- 90
24. Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins - 90
25. Brayden Point, Tampa Bay Lightning - 89
26. Mark Stone, Vegas Golden Knights - 89
27. Sean Couturier, Philadelphia Flyers - 89
28. Sebastian Aho, Carolina Hurricanes - 89
29. Ryan O'Reilly, St. Louis Blues - 89
30. Mathew Barzal, NY Islanders - 89
31. Alex Pietrangelo, Vegas Golden Knights - 89
32. Alex DeBrincat, Chicago Blackhawks - 88
33. Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals - 88
34. Kirill Kaprizov, Minnesota Wild - 88
35. Kyle Connor, Winnipeg Jets - 88
36. John Tavares, Toronto Maple Leafs - 88
37. Cale Makar, Colorado Avalanche, 88
38. Elias Pettersson, Vancouver Canucks - 88
39. Dougie Hamilton, New Jersey Devils - 88
40. Blake Wheeler, Winnipeg Jets - 88
41. Matthew Tkachuk, Calgary Flames - 88
42. Thomas Chabot, Ottawa Senators - 88
43. Adam Fox, NY Rangers - 87
44. Charlie McAvoy, Boston Bruins - 87
45. Mika Zibanejad, NY Rangers - 87
46. Andrei Svechnikov, Carolina Hurricanes - 87
47. Jake Guentzel, Pittsburgh Penguins - 87
48. Zach Werenski, Columbus Blue Jackets - 87
49. Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers - 87
50. Darnell Nurse, Edmonton Oilers - 87

Top 10 Goalie Ratings in NHL 22

1. Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning - 92
2. Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets - 91
3. Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens - 90
4. Marc-Andre Fleury, Chicago Blackhawks - 90
5. Tuukka Rask, UFA - 90
6. John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks - 89
7.  Jacob Markstrom, Calgary Flames - 88
8. Philipp Grubauer, Seattle Kraken - 87
9. Semyon Varlamov, NY Islanders - 87
10. Robin Lehner, Vegas Golden Knights - 87

A full Hockey Ultimate Team deep dive will be released on Wednesday at 11:00 AM ET.

For The Hockey News' full coverage of NHL 22, click here.

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Need to Know:

Release Date: October 15, 2021
Platforms: Playstation 5, Playstation 4, Xbox Series X and Xbox One (no cross-play)
Version: Standard, X-Factor Edition
Publisher: EA Sports
Developer: EA Vancouver
Graphics Engine: Frostbite (all platforms)
Cover Athlete: Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs
Commentary: James Cybulski, Ray Ferraro

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