Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane highest rated right winger in ‘NHL 18’

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Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane will have a 91 overall rating, the top rating for a right winger, in EA Sports’ “NHL 18” video game. Kane is one of four Blackhawks players to make the top 50 players list with Duncan Keith, Jonathan Toews and Corey Crawford also making the cut.

Kane’s 91 rating is matched by Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson, Los Angeles’ Drew Doughty and Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos. Edmonton’s Connor McDavid (93), Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby (93) and Evgeni Malkin (92), Montreal’s Carey Price (92) and Washington’s Alex Ovechkin (92) are the game’s top five players.


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