NHL 22 Player Ratings: Who Are the Top Players in the Game?

Published 09/30/2021, 1:50 PM EDT


The latest installment in the NHL video game series, NHL 22, launches in October; aiming to elevate the gameplay with their latest title in the franchise. EA has released new footage of the gameplay showing the fans what they offer, and they couldn’t have been any more enticing To help players select the perfect players for their teams, the developers revealed the player ratings of the top hockey IQ players in two separate lists.

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Highest Rated Players in NHL 22

As most hockey fans would know, the sport is one of the most physically and technically challenging sports in the world. Besides sheer strength, it also requires exceptional technique, perfect hand-eye coordination, and, like any other team sport, effortless deking skills. The latest gameplay reveal has left the community wondering who the best player would be in-game.

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To give gamers a chance to make wise choices when selecting players from the roster, EA has segregated the players based on two key attributes: Deking skills & hand-eye coordination. This, according to their latest blog post; revealing player ratings.

Top 10 Players with the Best Deking Rating

  1. Patrick Kane                       97
  2. Connor McDavid               97
  3. Nikita Kucherov                96
  4. Artemi Panarin                  96
  5. David Pastrnak                  95
  6. Johnny Gardeau                95
  7. Mitchell Marner                 94
  8. Mathew Barzal                   94
  9. Kirill Kaprizov                    93
  10. Nathan MacKinnon           93

Top 10 Players with the Best Hand-Eye Ratings

  1. Patrick Kane                       98
  2. Connor McDavid               97
  3. Sidney Crosby                    97
  4. Joe Pavelski                        96
  5. Nikita Kucherov                95
  6. Alex Ovechkin                   95
  7. Artemi Panarin                 94
  8. David Pastrnak                 94
  9. Nathan MacKinnon         94

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If you didn’t already know, these statistics make it obvious that both Patrick Kane and Connor McDavid are amongst the best, if not the best, players in the world and in-game. The pair have a similar ratings when it comes to their ability to run rings around the defense. But Chicago Blackhawks winger, Kane takes the edge over Edmonton Oilers’ McDavid in hand-eye coordination ratings.

Electronic Arts’ NHL 22 comes out this October 15th with a standard and an X-Factor edition; each having individual benefits.

Like every other EA Sports title, NHL 22 will offer 10 hours of free gameplay to their loyal EA Play Subscribers and for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate owners. The pre-orders for NHL 22 are already live. Additionally, the full version of the game will be available for pre-order a few days prior to its official release.

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Tanay Grover

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Tanay Grover, an eSports writer for EssentiallySports, is currently pursuing his Bachelors of Technology. Before finding his way into the world of eSports, he worked on Social Media management. An enthusiastic football player who never played any other game except FIFA, he found his calling when he started playing Valorant and Pokemon GO.

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