NHL 20: The 20 best left wings – Alex Ovechkin, Brad Marchand, Johnny Gaudreau & more

There are many promising and exciting left wings in the NHL, but who are the very best?

by Remy Cabache

The NHL is stacked full of star offensive players at the moment, and the left wing position houses some of the very best.

Left wings can fit a number of molds in an NHL offense, from straight up goal scorers, to playmakers or all around weapons. The top of the position in NHL 20 is strong, and though the ratings may fall off through the top 20, there are plenty of younger players ready to rise.

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Here are the top left wings in NHL 20.

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals (92 OVR)

Ovi is one of the best players in hockey, and has been for much of his career, so it should be no surprise he is the best at his position in-game.

The career-Capital is a beast, there isn’t much more to be said. Whether he is scoring, setting teammates up, or smacking people around, he will excel.

Brad Marchand, Boston Bruins (90 OVR)

Marchand is one of many players around the NHL who are known to get under everyone’s skin. Well, you’ll be well equipped to do that in NHL 20.

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The Bruins success over the last few years has been in large part thanks to Marchand. In NHL 20 you Can utilize his 93 shot accuracy to beat goalies, and his 92 and up puck skills to slice apart defenses and set up teammates.

Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames (90 OVR)

Johnny Gaudreau lit up college hockey with the Boston College Eagles and is now doing the same for the Flames in the NHL. It’s no surprise to see him this highly rated.

His puck skills are tremendous. 96 puck control and 95 in everything else means he is a nightmare to disposes and can pick his teammates out so well. Add that to great shooting and 94 offensive awareness and he can be a star on any team.

Taylor Hall, New Jersey Devils (89 OVR)

While Hall may not have the overall rating, he does have a great set of ratings that make him a beast in NHL 20.

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After Ovechkin, Hall is the best shooter on the list when you consider shot power and accuracy. 92 slap shot accuracy and power, and 93 wrist shot accuracy and 91 wrist shot power, he is deadly. Add 92 and up puck skills and Hall can bring you more success than he has the Devils.

Artemi Panarin, New York Rangers (89 OVR)

While the Rangers may not be doing too great, and lacking a certain star power they used to have, but Panarin isn’t the issue.

Panarin is much more similar Gaudreau than any other player on here. Great puck skills, accurate shooting, and lightning on the ice. Offensively he is a great weapon for your team.

Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars (88 OVR)

Benn may ‘only’ be 88 OVR, which may seem a way behind Ovi, Marchand and Gaudreau, but he is more than capable of making as big an impact.

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His 92 rating in every puck skills rating, paired with 90 strength, 89 speed and 90 balance, and he is capable of powering through a defense and making plays. Plus, with 89 and higher shooting ratings he is going to be able to score plenty for your team, too.

Jonathan Huberdeau, Florida Panthers (88 OVR)

After Huberdeau, the overalls of LWs in NHL 20 start to drop a little more rapidly. That isn’t a knock on Huberdeau, he is the last of the top level of NHL 20 LWs.

He doesn’t quite have the shooting of the other guys above him, with only one rating at 90 or above. He is also the only one to have a puck skills rating below90, however, it’s only 89 (hand-eye) and 90 deking, 92 passing, and 92 puck control make him just as dangerous as the guys above him.

NHL 20s best left wingers

Player Team Age Overall
Alex Ovechkin Washington Capitals 34 92
Brad Marchand Boston Bruins 31 90
Johnny Gaudreau Calgary Flames 26 90
Taylor Hall New Jersey Devils 27 89
Artemi Panarin New York Rangers 27 89
Jamie Benn Dallas Stars 30 88
Jonathan Huberdeau Florida Panthers 26 88
Gabriel Landeskog Colorado Avalanche 26 87
Teuvo Teravainen Carolina Hurricanes 25 86
Jake Guentzel Pittsburgh Penguins 24 86
Jeff Skinner Buffalo Sabres 27 85
Matthew Tkachuk Calgary Flames 21 85
Mike Hoffman Florida Panthers 29 85
Jonathan Drouin Montreal Canadiens 24 85
Filip Forsberg Nashville Predators 25 85
Anders Lee New York Islanders 29 85
Josh Bailey New York Islanders 29 85
Kyle Connor Winnipeg Jets 22 85
Clayton Keller Arizona Coyotes 21 84
Jason Zuker Minnesota Wild 27 84

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Remy Cabache

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