We're just around the corner from playing NHL 22 and as we near its release date - and EA have finally revealed the highest-rated players this year!
Let's see who got the No.1 overall spot, the top ten, and the remaining 39 highest-rated players in NHL 22.
Highest Rated Player in NHL 22
Only one player is able to receive the title of highest-rated player in NHL 22, and surprisingly enough it isn't this year's cover athlete Auston Matthews.
Instead, the Edmonton Oilers are the team of this year's NHL 22 highest-rated player, Connor McDavid. McDavid was the leader in points in the NHL for the 2020 season with 105. He's one of the best players in the NHL and definitely deserves the title of highest-rated player.
McDavid comes in with a 95 OVR, but one of the most important ratings is his 96 Speed rating which gives him the "Wheels" X Factor.
Top 10 Highest-Rated Players
Of course, Connor McDavid comes in as the player with the best overall rating, but that doesn't mean he's much further ahead than the top ten.
The top ten overall players in NHL 22 are some of the best names in the league and each of them have an X Factor, in fact, all 50 of these players have an X Factor. All of them will be great additions to your HUT 22 team this year.
Let's check out the top ten rated players in NHL 22:
- Connor McDavid (CEN) - Edmonton Oilers - 95 OVR
- Leon Draisaitl (CEN) - Edmonton Oilers - 93 OVR
- Nathan MacKinnon (CEN) - Colorado Avalanche - 93 OVR
- Sidney Crosby (CEN) - Pittsburgh Penguins - 93 OVR
- Alex Ovechkin (LW) - Washington Capitals - 92 OVR
- Auston Matthews (CEN) - Toronto Maple Leafs - 92 OVR
- Nikita Kucherov (RW) - Tampa Bay Lightning - 92 OVR
- Patrick Kane (RW) - Chicago Blackhawks - 92 OVR
- Victor Hedman (LD) - Tampa Bay Lightning - 92 OVR
- Artemi Panarin (LW) - New York Rangers - 91 OVR
Remaining Top 50 Highest Rated Players in NHL 22
The remaining players that round out the Top 50 in NHL 22 are still some of the best in the league, even if they don't have over a 90 OVR rating.
The remaining players on the list range from 91 OVR to 87 OVR and each has an X Factor in NHL 22 which will make the game much more enjoyable.
Let's take a look at the remaining players:
- David Pastrnak (RW) - Boston Bruins - 91 OVR
- Brad Marchand (LW) - Boston Bruins - 91 OVR
- Patrice Bergeron (CEN) - Boston Bruins - 91 OVR
- Jack Eichel (CEN) - Buffalo Sabres - 91 OVR
- Jonathan Huberdeau (LW) - Florida Panthers - 90 OVR
- Aleksander Barkov (CEN) - Florida Panthers - 90 OVR
- Mikko Rantanen (RW) - Colorado Avalanche - 90 OVR
- Mitch Marner (RW) - Toronto Maple Leafs - 90 OVR
- Roman Josi (LD) - Nashville Predators - 90 OVR
- Anze Kopitar (CEN) - Los Angeles Kings - 90 OVR
- Steven Stamkos (CEN) - Tampa Bay Lightning - 90 OVR
- John Carlson (RD) - Washington Capitals - 90 OVR
- Mark Scheifele (CEN) - Winnipeg Jets - 90 OVR
- Evgeni Malkin (CEN) - Pittsburgh Penguins - 90 OVR
- Brayden Point (CEN) - Tampa Bay Lightning - 89 OVR
- Mark Stone (RW) - Vegas Golden Knights - 89 OVR
- Sean Couturier (CEN) - Philadelphia Flyers - 89 OVR
- Sebastian Aho (CEN) - Carolina Hurricanes - 89 OVR
- Ryan O’Reilly (CEN) - St. Louis Blues - 89 OVR
- Mathew Barzal (CEN) - New York Islanders - 89 OVR
- Alex Pietrangelo (RD) - Vegas Golden Knights - 89 OVR
- Alex DeBrincat (RW) - Chicago Blackhawks - 89 OVR
- Nicklas Backstrom (CEN) - Washington Capitals - 88 OVR
- Kirill Kaprizov (LW) - Minnesota Wild - 88 OVR
- Kyle Connor (LW) - Winnipeg Jets - 88 OVR
- John Tavares (CEN) - Toronto Maple Leafs - 88 OVR
- Cale Makar (RD) - Colorado Avalanche - 88 OVR
- Elias Pettersson (CEN) - Vancouver Canucks - 88 OVR
- Dougie Hamilton (RD) - New Jersey Devils - 88 OVR
- Thomas Chabot (LD) - Ottawa Senators - 88 OVR
- Blake Wheeler (RW) - Winnipeg Jets - 88 OVR
- Matthew Tkachuk (LW) - Calgary Flames - 88 OVR
- Adam Fox (RD) - New York Rangers - 88 OVR
- Charlie McAvoy (RD) - Boston Bruins - 87 OVR
- Mika Zibanejad (CEN) - New York Rangers - 87 OVR
- Andrei Svechnikov (RW) - Carolina Hurricanes - 87 OVR
- Jake Guentzel (LW) - Pittsburgh Penguins - 87 OVR
- Zach Werenski (LD) - Columbus Blue Jackets - 87 OVR
- Aaron Ekblad (RD) - Florida Panthers - 87 OVR
- Darnell Nurse (LD) - Edmonton Oilers - 87 OVR