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NHL 23 Ratings: Top 10 Centers at launch starting with Connor McDavid

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We're continuing to receive the NHL 23 ratings with yesterday showcasing the attributes for the best wristshot and slapshot players.

Today, we're going to go over the top ten centers in the game and a few of your favorites will likely be towards the top of the list.

We'll also take a look at the defensemen that were revealed a few days ago.

NHL 23 Ratings Revealed - 9/22

Each day, we're receiving more NHL 23 ratings and yesterday the focus was on attributes, showcasing the top wristshot and slapshot players.

Prior to that we learned who the best wing players were and the top defensemen in the game as well.

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We're going to take a look at the top centers now that the NHL 23 ratings have been revealed for the position. Along with that, we're going to show you the top ten defensemen that were revealed.

Let's get started with the top ten centers, including Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews.

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Top 10 Centers in NHL 23

It should be no shock that Connor McDavid leads the charge in terms of NHL 23 ratings with a 95 OVR, the best center of the game.

During the 2021-22 season, McDavid scored 123 points with 44 goals and 79 assists. Throughout his career, he's scored a total of 697 points.

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TOP 10 CENTERS: Connor McDavid leads the group of NHL 23 centers

With more NHL 23 ratings to be revealed as we head towards the release of the game, which is only a few months away.

Here are the top ten centers in NHL 23 at launch:

  • Connor McDavid - 95 OVR
  • Auston Matthews - 94 OVR
  • Nathan Mackinnon - 94 OVR
  • Leon Draisaitl - 93 OVR
  • Sidney Crosby - 93 OVR
  • Aleksander Markov - 92 OVR
  • Steven Stamkos - 90 OVR
  • Evgeni Malkin - 90 OVR
  • Sebastian Aho - 89 OVR
  • Patrice Bergeron - 89 OVR

Do you agree with the top ten centers or would you switch it up and put someone else at the top? Remember, some of these ratings could be updated once the NHL season begins.

Top 10 Defensemen in NHL 23

The defensemen NHL 23 ratings were split into two categories, left defensemen and right defensemen, however, we're going to combine them.

Cale Makar comes in at the top of the ratings for defensemen with a 94 OVR, rivaling even some of the best centers we revealed above.

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94 OVR MAKAR: Cale Makar is the best defenseman in NHL 23

We're hoping that EA will do the same thing they did with Madden 23 and provide an NHL 23 ratings hotline, allowing players to influence ratings.

Here's the top ten list of defensemen in NHL 23:

  • Cale Makar - 94 OVR - Right Defenseman
  • Roman Josi - 93 OVR - Left Defenseman
  • Victor Hedman - 93 OVR -Left Defenseman
  • Adam Fox - 90 OVR - Right Defenseman
  • John Carlson - 90 OVR - Right Defenseman
  • Charlie McAvoy - 89 OVR - Right Defenseman
  • Alex Pietrangelo - 89 OVR - Right Defenseman
  • Aaron Ekblad - 89 OVR - Right Defenseman
  • Drew Doughty - 89 OVR - Right Defenseman
  • Devon Toews - 88 OVR - Left Defenseman

There you have it, the top ten overall defensemen in NHL 23 at launch.

For more articles like this, take a look at our NHL page.