NHL 23 Ratings: Top 10 Right Defenseman & Left Defenseman Revealed

The release of the game is just around the corner but the first thing we're going to go over is the NHL 23 ratings.

Today, the top ten defensemen in the game were revealed and were split by Left Defensemen and Right Defensemen.

Let's take a look at the latest ratings in NHL 23.

NHL 23 Ratings Revealed 9/20

The official release date of the game is October 14, 2022, but we're going to get a ton of NHL 23 ratings leading up to that date.

Yesterday, the top ten wings were revealed on each side, leading the group was Patrick Kane, who came into the game with a 93 OVR rating.

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RANTANEN 91 OVR: Check out the Top 10 Right Wings in NHL 23

The Right Wings have five players that are 90+ OVR when it comes to the NHL 23 ratings but there could be even more updates in the future.

Here are the top five Right Wings with the best NHL 23 ratings:

  • Patrick Kane - 93 OVR
  • Nikita Kucherov - 92 OVR
  • Mikko Rantanen - 91 OVR
  • David Pastrnak - 91 OVR
  • Mitchell Marner - 90 OVR

Now that we've taken a look at a few of the Right Wings, let's go over the top right defensemen coming to the game.

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Top Right Defensemen in NHL 23

Having a strong group of defensemen will only help you succeed when the game comes out and these NHL 23 ratings showcase the first 94 OVR player.

Cale Makar leads all defensemen with a 94 OVR, the next closest is Roman Josi, who leads the left defensemen with a 93 OVR.

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TOP RIGHT DEFENSEMEN: Cale Makar leads the charge in NHL 23

Similar to all EA games, the NHL 23 ratings will likely be updated as the NHL year goes on. Whenever these ratings are updated, we'll let you know.

Here are the top ten Right Defensemen at launch:

  • Cale Makar - 94 OVR
  • Adam Fox - 90 OVR
  • John Carlson - 90 OVR
  • Charlie McAvoy - 89 OVR
  • Alex Pietrangelo - 89 OVR
  • Aaron Ekblad - 89 OVR
  • Drew Doughty - 89 OVR
  • Kris Letang - 88 OVR
  • Dougie Hamilton - 88 OVR
  • Moritz Seider - 87 OVR

These NHL 23 ratings could move but at least at launch, these are the ratings for the best right defensemen in the game.

Top Left Defensemen in NHL 23

The top Left Defensemen in the game are led by Roman Josi who comes in with a 93 OVR rating but he's tied with Victor Hedman.

With two players at 93 OVR it'll be interesting to see how the NHL 23 ratings shake-up as the year continues.

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DEFENSEMEN: Roman Josi leads a solid group of Left Defensemen

Perhaps what's most interesting is that John Carlson didn't make the list on either side. Although he's aging, you could say that this is a serious NHL 23 ratings snub.

Here are the top ten Left Defensemen in the game:

  • Roman Josi - 93 OVR
  • Victor Hedman - 93 OVR
  • Devon Toews - 88 OVR
  • Morgan Kelly - 88 OVR
  • Miro Heiskanen - 88 OVR
  • Rasmus Dahlin - 88 OVR
  • Quinn Hughes - 87 OVR
  • Zach Werenski - 87 OVR
  • Jaccob Slavin - 87 OVR
  • Shea Theodore - 87 OVR

With Theodore rounding out the list, those are the top ten Left Defensemen in the game now that more NHL 23 ratings have been revealed.

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