EA Sports reveals its top ten young stars and the top 50 overall highest ranked players for EA Sports NHL 18, based on the game’s rating system.
Edmonton Oiler star Connor McDavid, who is also the game's cover athlete, is the game's highest rated player with a 93 rating. That's a five point boost over his rating last year.
Other notable players include Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs with an 87 rating, surpassing the ranking of the 2015-16 NHL Rookie of the Year winner Artemi Panarin (rated this year at 86) and 2011-12 NHL Rookie of the Year, Gabriel Landeskog, who was rated at 85. Furthermore, the young star Matt Murray is ranked as the fifth best overall goalie in the game. The ranking puts him ahead of Vezina Trophy winning netminders, Henrik Lundqvist and Tuuka Rask.
You can see the complete list of NHL 18's top young stars and top 50 overall players by visiting:
- Young stars: https://www.easports.com/nhl/news/2017/nhl-18-player-ratings-top-10-young-stars
- Top 50: https://www.easports.com/nhl/news/2017/nhl-18-player-ratings-top-50-overall
NHL 18 hits the ice on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 15.