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NHL 23 Ratings: Top 5 Women Goalies and Defense Players at launch

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We've got some new NHL 23 ratings and we're going to take a look at more of the overall ratings for the top five goalies and defensive players.

From Defense player Jenni Hiirikoski to Goalie Anne-Renee Desbiens, let's take a look at the top players that were revealed today.

Official NHL 23 Release Date

Approaching quickly is the release date for the game prior to that, we're going to take a look at the NHL 23 ratings.

On October 14, 2022, NHL 23 will be released but you can get a head start by placing a pre order on the X-Factor Edition, letting you play on October 11.

NHL 23 ratings
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X FACTOR EDITION: Get exclusive rewards with this edition of NHL 23

Before we start taking a look at the NHL 23 ratings, let's go over the pre order rewards that are available for the X-Factor Edition:

Here are the pre order rewards for the X Factor Editions:

  • Dual Entitlement (Copy on both PS4 & PS5 or XB1 & XBXS)
  • 3-Days Early Access
  • 4600 NHL Points
  • X-Factor Women HUT Choice Pack
  • HUT X-Factor Player Choice Pack
  • HUT X-Factor Power-Up Starter Pack
  • 5 World of Chel X-Factor Ability Unlocks
  • Signed Sarah Nurse World of Chel Jersey (Digital)
  • Be A Pro X-Factor Slot Unlocks, XP Boost & Bonus Trait Points

To check out more information on how to place a pre order for NHL 23, be sure to head here or use the link at the bottom.

PRE ORDER NOW: Secure your copy of NHL 23 before it arrives

NHL 23 Ratings - Top 5 Goalies (Women)

The NHL 23 ratings continue to be rolled out and we're happy to get a glimpse at the top five women goalies in the game.

Leading the charge is Anne-Renee Desbiens, who has a 92 OVR at launch. Keep in mind that these ratings could be adjusted after the season starts.

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TOP 5 GOALIES: Check out the latest NHL 23 ratings revealed.

Of the latest group of NHL 23 ratings that were revealed Desbiens has one of the best ratings for women in the game at launch.

Here are the top five women goalies in the game:

  • Anne-Renee Desbiens - 92 OVR
  • Anni Keisala - 90 OVR
  • Nicole Hensley - 90 OVR
  • Emerance Maschmeyer - 89 OVR
  • Klara Peslarova - 88 OVR

Now that we've taken a look at these top five players, let's check out the defensive ratings that were revealed.

NHL 23 Ratings - Top 5 Defense (Women)

Shortly before the NHL 23 ratings were revealed for the top five defense players, including Jenni Hiirikoski, who has a 92 OVR.

Megan Keller followed shortly behind with a 91 OVR but no one has come in with a 94 OVR like Forward Marie-Philip Poulin.

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DEFENSE RATING: Jenni Hirrikoski comes in with the best NHL 23 defense rating.

The lowest of the defense NHL 23 ratings is the 90 OVR Renata Fast, which is still a rather impressive rating for this year's game.

Here are the top five women defense players in the game:

  • Jenni Hiirikoski - 92 OVR
  • Megan Keller - 91 OVR
  • Lee Stecklein - 91 OVR
  • Jocelyne Larocque - 90 OVR
  • Renata Fast - 90 OVR

If you'd like to see the top players overall in NHL 23, we have the best forwards in the game, including Connor McDavid here.

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