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We aren’t far from the launch of the latest installment of EA Sports NHL franchise — NHL 23. With that in mind, every year, the EA Sports releases its list of the top 50 players and their in-game rankings. This year is no exception. So, without further ado, let’s get right to it.

The top 50 players and their ratings for NHL 23

First of all, here’s the top 50 list for this year from EA Sports. The players are listed by name, team, position, and overall EA rating.

  1. Connor McDavid | Edmonton Oilers | Center | 95
  2. Auston Matthews | Toronto Maple Leafs | Center | 94
  3. Nathan MacKinnon | Colorado Avalanche | Center | 94
  4. Cale Makar | Colorado Avalanche | Right Defense | 94
  5. Andrei Vasilevskiy | Tampa Bay Lightning | Goalie | 94
  6. Leon Draisaitl | Edmonton | Oilers | Center | 93
  7. Roman Josi | Nashville Predators | Left Defense | 93
  8. Sidney Crosby | Pittsburgh Penguins | Center | 93
  9. Patrick Kane | Chicago Blackhawks | Right Wing | 93
  10. Victor Hedman | Tampa Bay Lightning | Left Defense | 93
  11. Igor Shesterkin | New York Rangers | Goalie | 92
  12. Aleksander Barkov | Florida Panthers | Center | 92
  13. Jonathan Huberdeau | Calgary Flames | Left Wing | 92
  14. Artemi Panarin | New York Rangers | Left Wing | 92
  15. Nikita Kucherov | Tampa Bay Lightning | Right Wing | 92
  16. Alex Ovechkin | Wash...