The NHL 23 rankings will be revealed as we head towards the game’s release, and today we learned about the best defensemen.
There’s more on the way to reveal what we still know about NHL 23 Ratings and how things will look this year.
Latest – Best defenders revealed
The NHL 23 ratings, revealed today, rounded out the top defensemen in the game, with Kyle Makar leading the pack with 94 OVR.
We may see some of these rankings updated when the NHL season starts, but for now, this is how the top 10 Right Defensemen list looks.
The next closest outfielder is Roman Josi, who leads left fielders with 93 OVR. Check out the top five bands below:
- Kale Makar – 94 OVR
- Adam Fox – 90 OVR
- John Carlson – 90 OVR
- Charlie McAvoy – 89 OVR
- Alex Pietrangelo – 89 OVR
If you want to check out the rest of the NHL 23 rankings for defensemen and some wings, go here.
NHL 23 Ratings: Star Trevor Zegras’ cap revealed
While we’ve seen NBA 2K23 and Madden 23 hold their ratings closer to launch, NHL 23 gets things started early.
NHL 23’s official release date is still more than a month away, but we’re already learning about ratings.
Their first official reveal went to young star Trevor Zegras, who was also chosen as one of this year’s NHL 23 Cover Athletes.
At just 21 years old, Zegras has made an immediate impact on the league and his rankings reflect that.
Trevor Zegras has an 87 OVR rating in NHL 23which leaves plenty of room for growth, but is more than respectable in his third year with the Anaheim Ducks.
We’re sure we’ll have more to discover down the road, but the NHL 23 Tech Preview is currently underway as some players get a preview of this year’s game.
The top players in NHL 22 may once again be on top
While we still don’t know the rest of NHL 23’s rankings or what things will look like for each team, last year can give us a good indication of how things might shake out at the top.
Here are the top 10 players ranked in NHL 22:
- Connor McDavid – 95 OVR – Edmonton Oilers
- Nathan McKinnon – 93 OVR – Colorado Avalanche
- Sidney Crosby – 93 OVR – Pittsburgh Penguins
- Leon Draisaitl – 93 OVR – Edmonton Oilers
- Patrick Kane – 92 OVR – Chicago Blackhawks
- Victor Hedman – 92 OVR – Tampa Bay Lightning
- Nikita Kucherov – 92 OVR – Tampa Bay Lightning
- Alex Ovechkin – 92 OVR – Washington Capitals
- Austin Matthews – 92 OVR – Toronto Maple Leafs
- David Pastrnak – 91 OVR – Boston Bruins
With the Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche both making it to the Stanley Cup Finals, we’re likely to see the best players from both teams among the top ratings in NHL 23.
EA hasn’t announced when more discoveries are coming, but they could be coming at any moment via the EA Sports NHL Twitter account.