02 Oct 2021 4:23 PM +00:00

NHL 22 Ratings: All Player Rating Reveals, Best Defenders, Goalies & RW's

NHL 22 ratings continue to roll in and next up is the Right Wingers and boy, do we have some controversy.

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At this point, the NHL 22 release date is less than two weeks away, so here's everything we know about NHL 22 ratings and every player rating that's been announced so far.

Latest - Top 10 Right-Wingers revealed

The top 10 Right Wingers in NHL 22 have been revealed and there's room for debate that there are a few misses on this list.

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Patrick Kane and Nikita Kucherov are both rated 92 closely followed by the Bruins' Pastrnak at 91. Based on the last few seasons, it's easy to make a case for Kucherov being rated higher and Kane falling down the list. His hip injury caused him to miss last season but he returned with a vengeance in the playoffs scoring 32 points in 23 games leading the Bolts to back-to-back Stanley Cups.

Mitch Marner is also only rated 90 despite scoring 134 points across his last 114 games.

Top 10 Defenders announced with their ratings

The latest NHL 22 ratings reveal has landed, and this time we've learned about the best defenders that will be seen in the game.

  • Victor Hedman, 92 Rating
  • Roman Josi, 90 Rating
  • John Carlson, 90 Rating
  • Alex Pietrangelo, 89 Rating
  • Cale Makar, 88 Rating
  • Dougie Hamilton, 88 Rating
  • Thomas Chabot, 88 Rating
  • Adam Fox, 87 Rating
  • Charlie McAvoy, 87 Rating
  • Zach Werenski, 87 Rating
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While maybe not the best known players, having good defenders can make a world of difference on the ice and be a major boon if you've also got a decent goalie.

NHL 22 Ratings: Every player rating revealed so far

Following a series of attribute-specific reveals and then Cover Athlete Auston Matthews kicking things off, we're finally learning about some of this year's players.

The first big grouping to drop today focused on the best goalies in NHL 22, and there's no shocker that Andrei Vasilevskiy is the king of that hill.

Here are the full NHL 22 ratings for the top 10 goalies in the game:

  • Andrei Vasilevskiy, 92 OVR Rating, Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Connor Hellebuyck, 91 OVR Rating, Winnipeg Jets
  • Carey Price, 90 OVR Rating, Montreal Canadiens
  • Marc-Andre Fleury, 90 OVR Rating, Chicago Blackhawks
  • Tuukka Rask, 90 OVR Rating, Free Agent (Boston Bruins)
  • John Gibson, 89 OVR Rating, Anaheim Ducks
  • Jacob Markstrom 88 OVR Rating, Calgary Flames
  • Philipp Grubauer, 87 OVR Rating, Seattle Kraken
  • Semyon Varlamov, 87 OVR Rating, New York Islanders
  • Robin Lehner, 87 OVR Rating, Vegas Golden Knights
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In addition, the following other NHL 22 ratings have been revealed:

  • Andrei Svechnikov, 87 OVR Rating, Carolina Hurricanes
  • Cole Caufield, 83 OVR Rating, Montreal Canadiens
  • Elias Pettersson, 88 OVR Rating, Vancouver Canucks
  • Mathew Barzal, 89 OVR Rating, New York Islanders
  • Jack Hughes, 84 OVR Rating, New Jersey Devils
  • Quinn Hughes, 86 OVR Rating, Vancouver Canucks
  • Alexis Lafreniere, 82 OVR Rating, New York Rangers
  • Adam Fox, 87 OVR Rating, New York Rangers
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The reveals have gotten a little less reliable as far as timing this week, but we're hoping to learn more on Friday, October 1, 2021 and hopeful the full database will go live within the next week.

NHL 22 Cover Athlete Overall Rating Revealed

It looks like we're finally going to get some overall rating reveals, and things got kicked off with Cover Athlete Auston Matthews!

While they teased him a bit with the reveal, suggesting it would be just an 82 overall, they did confirm a 92 OVR rating for Matthews in NHL 22.

This will likely put him near the top, but probably not make Auston Matthews the highest rated player in NHL 22.

We got the first drop at Noon ET on Monday, September 27, 2021, so we're hoping to see more overall reveals for NHL 22 ratings at the same time later this week.

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Team Ratings and Roster Updates on the horizon

With NHL 22 ratings now starting to get dropped, we're sure to see plenty more as players and their overall ratings, as well as the elite group at other skills, continue to be revealed.

However, another big thing on the horizon is Team Ratings, which are always controversial and it's no surprise that most fans tend to feel their team deserved a higher rating.

With a stacked roster and being defending champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning are all but guaranteed to be the highest rated team in NHL 22, but the race for the rest of the pack could be hotly contested.

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CHI-TOWN: There's no doubt Blackhawks fans believe they're among the best

The Chicago Blackhawks and Colorado Avalanche are likely to not be too far behind, with each team having the potential to take one of the top spots when NHL 22 ratings roll in for each team.

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We can also count on roster updates right as the title goes live, with NHL 22 early access landing the same day as the opening game in this year's NHL season.

With Madden 22 seeing a regular roster update each week, we could see a frequent NHL 22 roster update start to roll in every week or two once the title is available.

Top 10 NHL 22 Ratings in Speed, Shooting, Passing & more

Ahead of revealing any of the overall ratings for players in NHL 22, EA got things rolling with top 10 lists outlining the best player ratings in individual attributes.

You can find the top 10 player ratings below for Stick Checking, Strength, Puck Control, Passing, Deking, Speed, Wrist Shot Power, Wrist Shot Accuracy, Slap Shot Power, and Slap Shot Accuracy.

While plenty other ratings will factor into the calculation, the presence of a handful of names near the top of many of these lists are a good indication of who might be among the best players in NHL 22.

Here are the top 10 player ratings for Stick Checking:

  • Patrice Bergeron, 95 Rating
  • Victor Hedman, 94 Rating
  • Nathan MacKinnon, 93 Rating
  • Mark Stone, 93 Rating
  • Sean Couturier, 93 Rating
  • Aleksander Barkov, 93 Rating
  • Roman Josi, 93 Rating
  • Ryan O'Reilly, 93 Rating
  • Artemi Panarin, 93 Rating
  • Jonathan Toews, 93 Rating
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Here are the top 10 player ratings for Strength:

  • Jamie Oleksiak, 94 Rating
  • Alex Ovechkin, 93 Rating
  • Victor Hedman, 93 Rating
  • Milan Lucic, 93 Rating
  • Ryan Reaves, 92 Rating
  • Ryan Getzlaf, 92 Rating
  • Evgeni Malkin, 92 Rating
  • Zack Kassian, 92 Rating
  • Nikita Zadorov, 91 Rating
  • Brandon Carlo, 91 Rating
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PUCK CONTROL: Kane has the puck on lock in NHL 22

Here are the top 10 player ratings for Puck Control:

  • Patrick Kane, 97 Rating
  • Connor McDavid, 97 Rating
  • Sidney Crosby, 96 Rating
  • Nikita Kucherov, 96 Rating
  • Leon Draisaitl, 95 Rating
  • Mitchell Marner, 95 Rating
  • David Pastrnak, 95 Rating
  • Artemi Panarin, 94 Rating
  • Jonathan Huberdeau, 94 Rating
  • Auston Matthews, 94 Rating
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Here are the top 10 player ratings for Passing:

  • Connor McDavid, 96 Rating
  • Patrick Kane, 96 Rating
  • Mitchell Marner, 96 Rating
  • Jonathan Huberdeau, 96 Rating
  • Nikita Kucherov, 95 Rating
  • David Pastrnak, 95 Rating
  • Leon Draisaitl, 95 Rating
  • Sidney Crosby, 94 Rating
  • Artemi Panarin, 94 Rating
  • Nathan MacKinnon, 93 Rating
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Here are the top 10 player ratings for Deking:

  • Patrick Kane, 97 Rating
  • Connor McDavid, 97 Rating
  • Nikita Kucherov, 96 Rating
  • Artemi Panarin, 96 Rating
  • David Pastrnak, 95 Rating
  • Johnny Gaudreau, 95 Rating
  • Mitchell Marner, 94 Rating
  • Mathew Barzal, 94 Rating
  • Kirill Kaprizov, 93 Rating
  • Nathan MacKinnon, 93 Rating
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Here are the top 10 player ratings for Speed:

  • Connor McDavid, 96 Rating
  • Nathan MacKinnon, 94 Rating
  • Mathew Barzal, 94 Rating
  • Taylor Hall, 93 Rating
  • Dylan Larkin, 93 Rating
  • Kasperi Kapanen, 93 Rating
  • Cale Makar, 93 Rating
  • Quinn Hughes, 93 Rating
  • Johnny Gaudreau, 93 Rating
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov, 93 Rating
NHL 22 Alexander Ovechkin ratings
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THE SHOOTER: Ovechkin is going to be amont the best shooters in NHL 22

Here are the top 10 player ratings for Wrist Shot Power:

  • Alex Ovechkin, 95 Rating
  • Auston Matthews, 93 Rating
  • Leon Draisaitl, 93 Rating
  • Patrik Laine, 93 Rating
  • John Carlson, 93 Rating
  • Steven Stamkos, 92 Rating
  • Andrei Svechnikov, 92 Rating
  • Nathan MacKinnon , 92 Rating
  • Tyler Seguin, 92 Rating
  • Brock Boeser, 92 Rating
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Here are the top 10 player ratings for Wrist Shot Accuracy:

  • Auston Matthews, 96 Rating
  • Connor McDavid, 96 Rating
  • Patrick Kane, 96 Rating
  • Nikita Kucherov, 95 Rating
  • David Pastrnak, 95 Rating
  • Alex Ovechkin, 94 Rating
  • Leon Draisaitl, 94 Rating
  • Jack Eichel, 94 Rating
  • Brad Marchand, 94 Rating
  • Nathan MacKinnon, 93 Rating
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Here are the top 10 player ratings for Slap Shot Accuracy:

  • Alex Ovechkin, 95 Rating
  • Nikita Kucherov, 94 Rating
  • Patrick Kane, 94 Rating
  • David Pastrnak, 94 Rating
  • Auston Matthews, 94 Rating
  • Connor McDavid, 94 Rating
  • Leon Draisaitl, 93 Rating
  • Brad Marchand, 93 Rating
  • Artemi Panarin, 93 Rating
  • Patrik Laine, 92 Rating
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Here are the top 10 player ratings for Slap Shot Power:

  • Alex Ovechkin, 96 Rating
  • Shea Weber, 95 Rating
  • Patrik Laine, 94 Rating
  • Steven Stamkos, 94 Rating
  • Auston Matthews, 94 Rating
  • Andrei Svechnikov, 93 Rating
  • Colton Parayko, 93 Rating
  • John Carlson, 93 Rating
  • Brent Burns, 92 Rating
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We took a closer look at this year's top players in Strength and whether one big name got snubbed by being left off the list.