NHL 22 player ratings: The best players

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There’s time for ratings in the NHL, as the season is set to begin on October 12th. Hockey fans are most likely thinking about which teams have a chance at the Stanley Cup and which players are the best in the league right now. EA Sports has considered publishing a rating of players for the best skaters and goalies in the NHL 22.

Which players will start the year at the top of the leaderboard? Here’s a look at the top 60 players in NHL 22:

  1. Oilers C Connor McDavid (95 OVR)
  2. Avalanche C Nathan MacKinnon (93 OVR)
  3. Penguins C Sidney Crosby (93 OVR)
  4. Oilers C Leon Draisaitl (93 OVR)
  5. Blackhawks RW Patrick Kane (93 OVR)
  6. Lightning D Victor Hedman (92 OVR)
  7. Lightning RW Nikita Kucherov (92 OVR)
  8. Capitals LW Alex Ovechkin (92 OVR)
  9. Maple Leafs C Auston Matthews (92 OVR)
  10. Lightning G Andrei Vasilevskiy (92 OVR)
  11. Bruins RW David Pastrnak (91 OVR)
  12. Bruins LW Brad Marchand (91 OVR)
  13. Bruins C Patrice Bergeron (91 OVR)
  14. Rangers LW Artemi Panarin (91 OVR)
  15. G nozzles Connor Hellebuyck (91 OVR)
  16. Sabers C Jack Eichel (90 OVR)
  17. Panthers LW Jonathan Huberdeau (90 OVR)
  18. Panthers C Aleksander Barkov (90 OVR)
  19. Avalanche RW Mikko Rantanen (90 OVR)
  20. Maple Leafs RW Mitch Marner (90 OVR)
  21. Predators D Roman Josi (90 OVR)
  22. Kings D Anze Kopitar (90 OVR)
  23. Lightning C Steven Stamkos (90 OVR)
  24. Capitals D John Carlson (90 OVR)
  25. Nozzles C Mark Scheifele (90 OVR)
  26. Penguins C Evgeni Malkin (90 OVR)
  27. Canadiens G Carey Award (90 OVR)
  28. Golden Knights G Marc-Andre Fleury (90 OVR)
  29. Free Agent G Tuukka Rask (90 OVR)
  30. Lightning C Brayden Point (89 OVR)
  31. Golden Knights RW Mark Stone (89 OVR)
  32. Flyers C Sean Couturier (89 OVR)
  33. Hurricanes C Sebastian Aho (89 OVR)
  34. Blues C Ryan O’Reilly (89 OVR)
  35. Islanders C Mat Barzal (89 OVR)
  36. Golden Knights D Alex Pietrangelo (89 OVR)
  37. Ducks G John Gibson (89 OVR)
  38. Blackhawks RW Alex DeBrincat (88 OVR)
  39. Capitals C Niklas Backstrom (88 OVR)
  40. Wild LW Kirill Kaprizov (88 OVR)
  41. Kyle Connor LW Nozzles (88 OVR)
  42. Maple Leafs C John Tavares (88 OVR)
  43. Avalanche D Cale Makar (88 OVR)
  44. Canucks C Elias Pettersson (88 OVR)
  45. Devils D Dougie Hamilton (88 OVR)
  46. Senators D Thomas Chabot (88 OVR)
  47. Jets RW Blake Wheeler (88 OVR)
  48. Flames LW Matthew Tkachuk (88 OVR)
  49. Flames G Jacob Markstrom (88 OVR)
  50. Rangers D Adam Fox (87 OVR)
  51. Bruins D Charlie McAvoy (87 OVR)
  52. Rangers C Mika Zibanejad (87 OVR)
  53. Hurricanes RW Andrei Svechinkov (87 OVR)
  54. Penguins LW Jake Guentzel (87 OVR)
  55. Blue Jackets D Zach Werenski (87 OVR)
  56. Panthers D Aaron Ekblad (87 OVR)
  57. Oilers D Darnell Nurse (87 OVR)
  58. Kraken G Phillip Grubauer (87 OVR)
  59. Islanders G Semyon Varlamov (87 OVR)
  60. Golden Knights G Robin Lehner (87 OVR)

This list includes the top 50 skaters and the top 10 goalkeepers in the NHL 22.

Defender of the Stanley Cup title Tampa Bay Lightning placed in fifth place (Hedman, Kucherov, Vasilevskiy, Stamkos and Point) on this list. The Oilers, meanwhile, have two of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl’s top five players.

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