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Every player rating for the Chicago Blackhawks in ‘NHL 18’

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From Patrick Kane to Anthony Louis, here’s every player rating for the Hawks in EA’s newest game.

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It’s a big day for fans of hockey and video games as the NHL 18 trial went live on the EA Access service for Xbox One. Fans on PS4 and non-subscribers to EA Access will need to wait until the game’s full release on Sept. 15, but this is still a chance to dig in for 10 hours before then.

EA already released ratings for the game’s top players, so we already knew that Patrick Kane is a 91, Duncan Keith is a 90, Jonathan Toews is an 89, and Corey Crawford is an 87. Now we get a chance to see how everyone else stacks up in the game.

One important thing to note here is that EA overhauled its rating system for NHL 18. They altered the range of ratings that are commonly given to players with an emphasis on creating greater talent variability between the game’s best players and the game’s worst players. Last year, for example, Toews was rated as a 94. He’s lost five points from his rating, and now the highest rating in the game is a 93 for Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby.

And if you’re wondering why the likes of Alex DeBrincat, Jan Rutta, and Alexandre Fortin aren’t listed here, EA can’t add players to the game until they’ve played at least one professional game, per their agreement with the NHLPA. So those guys will added after the beginning of the season.

I’ll have a lot more thoughts on NHL 18 over the coming days, as I’ll be receiving a review copy from EA soon, but in the meantime, here are the full ratings for every Blackhawk in the game.

‘NHL 19’ Blackhawks player ratings

Position Player Rating
Position Player Rating
Forward Patrick Kane 91
Forward Jonathan Toews 87
Forward Nick Schmaltz 83
Forward Brandan Saad 83
Forward Alex DeBrincat 83
Forward Artem Anisimov 81
Forward Chris Kunitz 80
Forward Marcus Kruger 78
Forward John Hayden 78
Forward David Kampf 76
Forward Andreas Martinsen 75
Forward Victor Ejdsell 73
Forward Dylan Sikura 73
Forward Jordan Schroeder 73
Forward Matthew Highmore 73
Forward Henrik Samuelsson 71
Forward Anthony Louis 71
Forward Matheson Iacopelli 70
Forward Luke Johnson 70
Forward Tyler Sikura 69
Forward Terry Broadhurst 68
Forward Jordan Maletta 68
Forward William Pelletier 67
Forward Graham Knott 67
Forward Alexandre Fortin 67
Forward Nathan Noel 66
Forward Radovan Bondra 62
Defenseman Duncan Keith 86
Defenseman Brent Seabrook 82
Defenseman Jan Rutta 80
Defenseman Connor Murphy 80
Defenseman Brandon Manning 79
Defenseman Erik Gustafsson 77
Defenseman Carl Dahlstrom 77
Defenseman Gustav Forsling 76
Defenseman Brandon Davidson 75
Defenseman Luc Snuggerud 72
Defenseman Andrew Campbell 71
Defenseman Darren Raddysh 71
Defenseman Blake Hillman 70
Defenseman Josh McArdle 60
Goaltender Corey Crawford 88
Goaltender Cam Ward 81
Goaltender Collin Delia 66