NHL 22 is adding a completely different factor to the game after the latest patch update. The IIHF Women's National players are now available to play as in NHL 22.
With the new addition of players comes new ratings as well, with which we now have access to the best Defenders, Forwards, and Goalies.
Let's take a look at the latest addition to NHL 22 and the best players at these positions.
NHL 22 IIHF Women's release
The latest addition to NHL 22 brings Women's hockey into the game. This is a huge step in the right direction to have more inclusion in NHL 22.
They were added into the game on January 27th and will likely be a staple going forward. Now that there's another format to play, we also have some player ratings to look at.
EA released the top ten players at Goalies, Defenders, and Forwards, but you can find the full ratings here. For now, we'll detail the top ten players at the above positions.
Let's take a look at the top IIHF Women's National players in NHL 22.
Best IIHF Women's National Forwards
Forwards are responsible for most of the scoring, so using the best players at this position is key. Leading the forwards is Marie-Philip Poulin with a 94 OVR rating.
All of the forwards in the top ten have a 90+ OVR rating which is pretty incredible. As more players get added in we'll keep you updated on the ratings.
Here's the top ten IIHF Women's Forwards:
- Marie-Philip Poulin - 94 OVR
- Kendall Coyne Schofield - 93 OVR
- Hilary Knight - 93 OVR
- Petra Nieminen - 92 OVR
- Brianne Jenner - 92 OVR
- Brianna Decker - 92 OVR
- Melodie Daoust - 92 OVR
- Alex Carpenter - 91 OVR
- Natalie Spooner - 91 OVR
- Michelle Karvinen - 91 OVR
Now let's move on to the best NHL 22 Women's Defenders.
Best IIHF Women's National Defenders
On the opposite side are the defenders that range from an 87 OVR to a 93 OVR rating. Leading the pack is Jenni Hiirikoski with a 93 OVR rating in NHL 22.
Hopefully, there could be a HUT 22 equivalent to the Women's National players. This way you can build a lineup of these incredible players.
Here's the list of the top ten Women's National Defenders in NHL 22:
- Jenni Hiirikoski - 93 OVR
- Megan Keller - 91 OVR
- Lee Stecklein - 91 OVR
- Jocelyne Larocque - 89 OVR
- Erin Ambrose -89 OVR
- Renata Fast - 88 OVR
- Megan Bozek - 88 OVR
- Cayla Barnes - 88 OVR
- Caroline Harvey - 87 OVR
- Ashton Bell - 87 OVR
Best Women's National Goalies
Rounding out the group is the best NHL 22 Women's National goalies. The goalies range from an 87 OVR to a 92 OVR.
All of these players are available to play as now in the standard play mode of NHL 22. There could be more areas in which you can use the goalies soon.
Here are the top ten goalies from the NHL 22 Women's National Teams:
- Ann-Renee Desbiens - 92 OVR
- Anni Keisala - 92 OVR
- Emerance Maschmeyer - 90 OVR
- Nicole Hensley - 90 OVR
- Meeri Raisanen - 89 OVR
- Maddie Rooney - 89 OVR
- Alex Cavallini - 89 OVR
- Kristen Campbell - 87 OVR
- Jenna Silvonen - 87 OVR
- Aerin Frankel - 87 OVR