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NHL 19 Player Ratings - Top 50 Players Revealed

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NHL 19 Player Ratings - Top 50 Players Revealed

EA Sports has revealed the top 50 overall rated players in NHL 19. We’ve listed the top 50 below, including many screenshots that were posted on the official Twitter account.

Make sure to check out the official page for more rating details.

50. Jonathan Toews (Overall 87)
49. Frederik Andersen (Overall 88)
48. Matt Murray (Overall 88)
47. Pekka Rinne (Overall 88)
46. Andrei Vasilevskiy (Overall 88)
45. Ryan Suter (Overall 88)
44.Jakub Voráček (Overall 88)
43. Ryan Getzlaf (Overall 88)
42. Nicklas Bäckström (Overall 88)
41. John Carlson (Overall 88)
40. Aleksander Barkov  (Overall 88)
39. P. K. Subban (Overall 88)
38. Roman Josi (Overall 88)
37. Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Overall 88)
36. Artemi Panarin (Overall 88)
35. Brad Marchand (Overall 88)
34. Devan Dubnyk (Overall 89)
33. Jonathan Quick (Overall 89)
32. Evgeny Kuznetsov (Overall 89)
31. Alex Pietrangelo (Overall 89)
30. Mark Scheifele (Overall 89)
29. Phil Kessel (Overall 89)
28. Blake Wheeler (Overall 89)
27. Brent Burns (Overall 89)
26. Auston Matthews (Overall 89)
25. Patrik Laine (Overall 89)
24. Claude Giroux (Overall 89)
23. Tuukka Rask (Overall 90)
22. Tyler Seguin (Overall 90)
21. Jamie Benn (Overall 90)
20. Johnny Gaudreau (Overall 90)
19. John Tavares (Overall 90)
18. Patrice Bergeron (Overall 90)
17. Vladimir Tarasenko (Overall 90)
16. Taylor Hall (Overall 90)
15. Anze Kopitar (Overall 90)
14. Erik Karlsson (Overall 90)
13. Nathan MacKinnon (Overall 90)
12. Braden Holtby (Overall 91)
11. Sergei Bobrovsky (Overall 91)
10. Steven Stamkos (Overall 91)
9. Evgeni Malkin (Overall 91)
8. Patrick Kane (Overall 91)
7. Victor Hedman (Overall 91)
6. Nikita Kucherov (Overall 91)
5. Carey Price (Overall 92)
4. Drew Doughty (Overall 92)
3. Alexander Ovechkin (Overall 92)
2. Sidney Crosby (Overall 93)
1. Connor McDavid (Overall 94)

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  1. Here are my top forwards. These are target overalls (some may rise a bit or fall a bit depending on defensive ability when I do individual attributes).
    1. Connor McDavid - 94 OVR
    2. Nathan MacKinnon - 93 OVR
    3. Evgeni Malkin - 92 OVR
    4. Nikita Kucherov - 91 OVR
    5. Brad Marchand - 91 OVR
    6. Claude Giroux - 91 OVR
    7. Taylor Hall - 90 OVR
    8. Alex Ovechkin - 90 OVR
    9. Anze Kopitar - 90 OVR
    10. Phil Kessel - 90 OVR
    11. Blake Wheeler - 89 OVR
    12. Steven Stamkos - 89 OVR
    13. Sidney Crosby - 89 OVR
    14. Ryan Getzlaf - 89 OVR
    15. Mark Stone - 89 OVR
    16. Evgeny Kuznetsov - 88 OVR
    17. Johnny Gaudreau - 88 OVR
    18. Mikko Rantanen - 88 OVR
    19. John Tavares - 88 OVR
    20. Auston Matthews - 88 OVR
    21. Mathew Barzal - 87 OVR
    22. Jakub Voracek - 87 OVR
    23. Artemi Panarin - 87 OVR
    24. Mark Scheifele - 87 OVR
    25. Patrice Bergeron - 87 OVR
    26. Aleksander Barkov - 87 OVR
    27. David Pastrnak - 87 OVR
    28. Jamie Benn - 87 OVR
    29. Tyler Seguin - 87 OVR
    30. William Karlsson - 87 OVR
    My top defensemen:
    1. Victor Hedman - 92 OVR
    2. Drew Doughty - 91 OVR
    3. P.K. Subban - 90 OVR
    4. Roman Josi - 90 OVR
    5. Erik Karlsson - 89 OVR
    6. John Klingberg - 89 OVR
    7. John Carlson - 89 OVR
    8. Seth Jones - 88 OVR
    9. Alex Pietrangelo - 88 OVR
    10. Brent Burns - 88 OVR
    11. Kris Letang - 87 OVR
    12. Ryan Suter - 87 OVR
    13. Dustin Byfuglien - 87 OVR
    14. Ivan Provorov - 87 OVR
    15. Ryan Ellis - 87 OVR
    My top goalies:
    1. Pekka Rinne - 91 OVR
    2. Marc-Andre Fleury - 90 OVR
    3. Connor Hellebuyck - 90 OVR
    4. Jonathan Quick - 89 OVR
    5. Tuukka Rask - 88 OVR
    6. Antti Raanta - 88 OVR
    7. Corey Crawford - 87 OVR
    8. Carter Hutton - 87 OVR
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    mkharsh33
    Considering the lowest rated players on the 4th line are around a 78, this means very little...

    Agreed I’m not sure how they can say better player separation than ever when one of the leagues top defrnsman comes in at 88 and 4th liners hover in the mid 70s. Man we need roster sharing and the revamped roster project. I miss the old NHLview days where I could open the roster file and globally lower everyone by 10 then go back and so easily tweak everyone and really get the Ovechkins and Crosby’s to stand out. No roster share is Rammers punishment to us hockey die hard s who call him to the carpet on so much stuff
    Simple Mathematics
    Here are my top forwards. These are target overalls (some may rise a bit or fall a bit depending on defensive ability when I do individual attributes).
    1. Connor McDavid - 94 OVR
    2. Nathan MacKinnon - 93 OVR
    3. Evgeni Malkin - 92 OVR
    4. Nikita Kucherov - 91 OVR
    5. Brad Marchand - 91 OVR
    6. Claude Giroux - 91 OVR
    7. Taylor Hall - 90 OVR
    8. Alex Ovechkin - 90 OVR
    9. Anze Kopitar - 90 OVR
    10. Phil Kessel - 90 OVR
    11. Blake Wheeler - 89 OVR
    12. Steven Stamkos - 89 OVR
    13. Sidney Crosby - 89 OVR
    14. Ryan Getzlaf - 89 OVR
    15. Mark Stone - 89 OVR
    16. Evgeny Kuznetsov - 88 OVR
    17. Johnny Gaudreau - 88 OVR
    18. Mikko Rantanen - 88 OVR
    19. John Tavares - 88 OVR
    20. Auston Matthews - 88 OVR
    21. Mathew Barzal - 87 OVR
    22. Jakub Voracek - 87 OVR
    23. Artemi Panarin - 87 OVR
    24. Mark Scheifele - 87 OVR
    25. Patrice Bergeron - 87 OVR
    26. Aleksander Barkov - 87 OVR
    27. David Pastrnak - 87 OVR
    28. Jamie Benn - 87 OVR
    29. Tyler Seguin - 87 OVR
    30. William Karlsson - 87 OVR
    My top defensemen:
    1. Victor Hedman - 92 OVR
    2. Drew Doughty - 91 OVR
    3. P.K. Subban - 90 OVR
    4. Roman Josi - 90 OVR
    5. Erik Karlsson - 89 OVR
    6. John Klingberg - 89 OVR
    7. John Carlson - 89 OVR
    8. Seth Jones - 88 OVR
    9. Alex Pietrangelo - 88 OVR
    10. Brent Burns - 88 OVR
    11. Kris Letang - 87 OVR
    12. Ryan Suter - 87 OVR
    13. Dustin Byfuglien - 87 OVR
    14. Ivan Provorov - 87 OVR
    15. Ryan Ellis - 87 OVR
    My top goalies:
    1. Pekka Rinne - 91 OVR
    2. Marc-Andre Fleury - 90 OVR
    3. Connor Hellebuyck - 90 OVR
    4. Jonathan Quick - 89 OVR
    5. Tuukka Rask - 88 OVR
    6. Antti Raanta - 88 OVR
    7. Corey Crawford - 87 OVR
    8. Carter Hutton - 87 OVR
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    Stamkos and Crosby at #12 and #13 ??:y11::y11:
    They should both be in the low 90's !!
    And Crosby should still be rated higher than Malkin !!
    briguy4747
    Stamkos and Crosby at #12 and #13 ??:y11::y11:
    They should both be in the low 90's !!
    And Crosby should still be rated higher than Malkin !!

    My ratings are based off of last year’s production. Malkin produced at a higher rate than Crosby; therefore, he has a higher rating. My ratings are based off of statistics so they are unbiased.
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    From the franchise video posted last week, we also know the following ratings:
    Kucherov 91
    Stamkos 91
    Hedman 91
    Point 87
    McDonagh 87
    Boeser 85
    Palat 84
    Stralman 84
    It's hilarious to me that EA's marketing team is like "we'll do ratings reveals!" when 80% of players are in the same 5-point range. Maybe that works for like 2k where there's a spread, or Madden, but it just makes NHL's games look ridiculous when the players all are in the same range AND they show off player screenshots of players who are missing long hair, or a personal feature, etc.
    With only 20 players remaining to be revealed, we can now assume that these will be the top 20 players (without any particular order):
    McDavid
    Crosby
    Malkin
    Ovechkin
    Kucherov (91)
    Stamkos (91)
    Bergeron
    Tavares
    P.Kane
    Hall
    Kopitar
    MacKinnon
    Tarasenko
    Gaudreau
    Doughty (92)
    Hedman (91)
    Karlsson
    Price
    Bobrovsky
    Holtby
    I would be pretty surprised if any of these players is not in the top 20...
    bad_philanthropy
    It feels like they reverted the rating scale back to how it was before. I saw on twitter JT Brown is a 78 ovr. Just, no.

    I agree. Statistically, Brown played worse than a 4th line player. I have JT Brown at a 73.
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    I just don’t get what EA’s ratings are based on. I base my ratings on statistics. It’s hard to argue with those. And you always have a way to back up your ratings.
    Like for shooting and passing ratings - why not just base them off of goals and assists? That goes for many other attributes like body checking, faceoffs, shot blocking, discipline.
    I even base my fighting skill ratings on win/loss records from dropyourgloves.
    Ratings are not hard when you do them based off of real life numbers. It just takes some effort.
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    Simple Mathematics
    I just don’t get what EA’s ratings are based on. I base my ratings on statistics. It’s hard to argue with those. And you always have a way to back up your ratings.
    Like for shooting and passing ratings - why not just base them off of goals and assists? That goes for many other attributes like body checking, faceoffs, shot blocking, discipline.
    I even base my fighting skill ratings on win/loss records from dropyourgloves.
    Ratings are not hard when you do them based off of real life numbers. It just takes some effort.
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    Your ratings are always good and fun to look at. However, I don't think that using only last season's stats is representative. A player can have a bad season, but it doesn't mean he's not good anymore or that he's automatically worse than another player who had better stats last season. Another player could have a good season, but it doesn't mean he's a great player and that he'll re-do it again. I think that using last 2 years' stats would be a bit better to get a good feeling of players. If needed, last season could still be used with a more important ratio (for example 60%-40%), but I don't think you can really base ratings only on one season's stats, the sample is just too small.
    Yeah, basing ratings purely on stats is definitely not a good idea. An amazing player in a poor team/line could rack less points than a mediocre player in a stellar team/line.:y11:
    EA bases it’s ratings on making online vs games as evenly matched as possible thus destroying offline play by having every player play virtually the same. It’s the same with tuners and sliders. When online gamers cry they tune the game and destroy the offline experience.
    Basing the rosters off last years stats is the only way to go. There is no way of knowing who will step up and who will have a drop off. If you ever used the revamped rosters you would see what a difference it makes in the game. Besides you can always tweak players to your liking if you see someone playing better or worse.
    jake19ny

    Basing the rosters off last years stats is the only way to go. There is no way of knowing who will step up and who will have a drop off. If you ever used the revamped rosters you would see what a difference it makes in the game. Besides you can always tweak players to your liking if you see someone playing better or worse.

    And you don't think that my suggestion of using last 2 seasons' stats instead of only last year's would be a good compromise?
    Like I said, I think that the sample of one season is just too small to base ratings only on that. During the season, we are always one year behind anyway since another season is in progress. The change from one year to another is too drastic for me and we would have to re-do it mid-season. For example, having a goalie like Hutton rated higher than Price, Bobrovsky and Holtby is a bit weird to me and based on 2 seasons, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be the case. This is just one example but I could give more, like having Crosby lower than Kessel, etc.
    It's only a suggestion though, I love the revamped ratings and the work behind them. I always use them as a comparision for my own edits.
    jake19ny
    EA bases it’s ratings on making online vs games as evenly matched as possible thus destroying offline play by having every player play virtually the same. It’s the same with tuners and sliders. When online gamers cry they tune the game and destroy the offline experience.

    Exactly, I'm so tired of hearing that we offline only gamers have to miss out on enhancements due to it not being good for the online experience, such as goalie injuries, getting kicked out of the faceoff circle, pucks hitting refs, etc...
    I think using 2 years or even 3 is a good compromise. Last year would be weighted the heaviest though, rather than just a normal average between the 2 or 3 years.
    I have also been thinking of making completely separate ratings based solely off Corsi stats. I think it would be interesting to compare them.
    Maybe once I have the normal stats ratings and the Corsi ratings, I could take an average between the 2.
    I’m interested now. I obviously love doing ratings. And I love receiving suggestions.
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    Al_Tito13
    And you don't think that my suggestion of using last 2 seasons' stats instead of only last year's would be a good compromise?
    Like I said, I think that the sample of one season is just too small to base ratings only on that. During the season, we are always one year behind anyway since another season is in progress. The change from one year to another is too drastic for me and we would have to re-do it mid-season. For example, having a goalie like Hutton rated higher than Price, Bobrovsky and Holtby is a bit weird to me and based on 2 seasons, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be the case. This is just one example but I could give more, like having Crosby lower than Kessel, etc.
    It's only a suggestion though, I love the revamped ratings and the work behind them. I always use them as a comparision for my own edits.

    It’s a fine idea not sure how much extra work it requires.
    Simple Mathematics
    I’ll do it, and I’ll post the updated ratings here when I’m done. What do you guys think is better, the last 2 or 3 years?

    Great, can't wait to see the results! I think that 2 years would be fine. Which ratio are you planning to use? Something like 55%-45% or 60%-40%?
    SocialAssassin
    Taylor Hall being 16th best lol.

    Don’t read too much into it. Their ratings list means very little when a 4th liners overall is just 5-6 numbers lower than the leagues stars....
    Steve_OS
    Phil Kessel

    This could just be a setup screenshot.....but anthems returning? Would love if the game joined "the broadcast" in the middle of the anthems a few games here and there
    jake19ny
    Don’t read too much into it. Their ratings list means very little when a 4th liners overall is just 5-6 numbers lower than the leagues stars....

    After 5 years it is like this. 30-40 Elite players in following drafts. I do not want to play with Demkos, Boqvist names who do not have there real faces. It is dissapointing that EA cares not much about that all the last years. One reason lesser to buy this game this year. As I have seen there are not much new. It is absolutely no fun to play with real players and generic face.
    1. Pekka Rinne - 91 OVR (my rating: 92) (Stanley cup finalist, consistent)
    2. Marc-Andre Fleury - 90 OVR (my rating: 93) (Stanley Cup finalist, Consistent)
    3. Connor Hellebuyck - 90 OVR (my rating: 91) (third round, still has much to learn, but I think he'll do well, if not for so sophomore jinx doesn't happen to him and Winnipeg misses)
    4. Jonathan Quick - 89 OVR (my rating: 92) (has won 2 Stanley cups and still has a lot of juice in him, so don't count him out, he can still be clutch performer and rack up wins)
    5. Tuukka Rask - 88 OVR (my rating: 92) (really consistent goalie, clutch performer, has proven he can rack up wins and shut outs and is valuable to bruins Stanley Cup hopes, has to be able to prove he can win cup like tim tomas style, plus he's still young lad)
    6. Antti Raanta - 88 OVR (my rating: 89) (still has much to improve) (I watched him play he can be consistent when he wants to do, but fails to close out games, again size is difference, not as tall as the other goalies, but he better have better defensive core in front of him man and forwards who can be fast and clearly puck out and from goal line and he needs forwards who can shield him, he also needs to learn to stay on his feet little longer, some of those goals I saw man wowsers)
    7. Corey Crawford - 87 OVR (My rating: 92) (very clutch goalie, knows he can bounce back after two disappointing years, injuries, but he's best goalie Chicago has ever had, don't give up on him, I felt this year, his defensive core kinda let him down, so he needs better defensive core, who can weather the storm and big players who are fast and agile, forwards who can score on powerplay and get 5on5 goals, this year they seemed snake bitten and scared of the puck afraid to go nasty areas of the ice and down in trenches and do battle)
    8. Carter Hutton - 87 OVR (My rating: 89) (still has much to improve) (he's good goalie, but he tends to let in too many goals, holes all over the place, again he needs better defensive core who can clear pucks and can kill penalties and stuff, forwards who can score and get job done, I felt this year his core group didn't believe in there self's they seemed snake bitten and not into the game, only one who knew this was PK Subban, again he's young goalie, just needs mentoring from pekka rinne and mentorship and leadership and learn to adapt to any situation, needs to be able to stop consecutive shots and hold his team in there, like focus on 1 shot and then other, mental toughness will be factor after letting in bad goal, still has a lot to prove he can play 57 or 65 games or 25 games or 35 games or 45 games, come out winning in process, win some and lose some.)
    Don't understand why no one gets a 99 rating in any category.
    Look at McDavid and Crosby. They should probably have 99 in several skills like hand eye, puck control, passing and obviously offensive awareness.
    Goalies are even worse where 93 in a category is the best they can do?
    So then we see all these guys with 86-88 which should be a good, solid player but now realize they are only a few points away from the best player in the game.
    lbk087
    I'm confused: how does William Karlsson not rank in the top 50 despite scoring 43 goals?

    Probably for the same reason he didn't sign a long-term contract in Vegas this summer and only signed for 1 year. 43 goals last season but 6 the year before. People want to see him re-do it before considering him a bona fide star player.
    voodoo_magic
    Don't understand why no one gets a 99 rating in any category.
    Look at McDavid and Crosby. They should probably have 99 in several skills like hand eye, puck control, passing and obviously offensive awareness.
    Goalies are even worse where 93 in a category is the best they can do?
    So then we see all these guys with 86-88 which should be a good, solid player but now realize they are only a few points away from the best player in the game.

    Look no further than HUT, the mode that ruined the series.....they need room to come out with 5-10 different cards for the top players in the league so they need to low ball in areas. So kids will use mommy’s credit card to buy packs hoping for the 0.01% chance they get the 96 speed McDavid, 4 weeks later? The 97 speed McDavid....4 weeks later Christmas 97 speed McDavid....4 weeks later 98 speed McDavid 4 weeks later .....you get the point...
    They need to change their overall algorithm badly. Mcdavid should be ale to achieve a 94 overall without having to get an inflated Defensive Awareness. Don’t get me wrong Mcdavid is not bad defensively, but he is not among the best defensive players in the game and a 91 makes him that.
    Defensive Awareness and stick checking need to hold less weight without a doubt! I mean Kane is an 89 and Bergeron is a 94. You mean to tell me that the difference between Patrick Kane and Bergeron defensively is just 5 points? That is a prime example of why I edit the rosters myself each year.
    I'll buy when they finally have some player separation. Totally ruins franchise mode to have the superstars barely better than 4th liners. The fact that the highest rated player is 94 is just ridiculous. They are wasting an extra 5 point spread they could implement. There are so many people that would be willing to correct this for free but of course EA NHL never gets it done. No matter what they change in this game it means nothing to me if there's not player differentiation.
    Crosby: 95 (don't count him out) (still really consistent)
    Ovechkin: 95 (don't count him out) (Still really consistent)
    Connor Mcdavid: 94 (still improving and going strong) (just matter of time)
    Austin Mathews: 93 (still improving and going strong) (just matter of time)
    Patrick Laline: 93 (proved he can score, excellent asset and bigtime playoff performer and Season)
    there's are my superstars lines
    This just brings back my argument for getting rid the overall rating. Just to make a player a top player based on ratings, they have to inflate certain values that don’t really fit with those players. I’ll never understand why people need those ratings. You always end up playing a numbers game making lines instead of just trying something new
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