EA NHL 15 Best Player Ratings: Top 5 Right Wingers Revealed, Do You Agree With The Rankings?

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Aug 07, 2014 05:21 PM EDT
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As the NHL 15 launch slowly creeps closer, more details are consistently revealed by the developers. We've seen videos detailing new gameplay improvements or features, and EA Sports has now started releasing player ratings.

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EA Sports began with the goalie ratings earlier this week, and will continue to list the top five players in each position as well as list the top 50 overall. The developers have now announced the best-rated right wingers in NHL 15, and included descriptions justifying and explaining each ranking.

1. Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks: 92 Overall

Perry is a dominant, skilled winger, and his place at the top of this list shouldn't surprise too many (though feel free to debate if you disagree). EA says, "A player you hate to play against, but would love on your team. Perry is a sniper, power forward, agitator and skill player all wrapped into one. His five-star Physical abilities give him the edge over the rest of the competition at right wing."

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2. Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks: 91 Overall

Though getting up there in age, there are few forwards as naturally talented (and good on every part of the ice) as the Slovakian. "Hossa might not have the same star power as the other players on this list, but make no mistake, he is arguably the best all-round right winger in the game. With five-star ratings in Puck Skills, Senses, Skating, and Defense--Hossa does it all."

3. Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs: 90 Overall

The most talked-about part of Kessel's career was, for a time, the big trade that brought him to Toronto, but he's risen above that with a great points record for the Maple Leafs, scoring at least 30 in each full season. "Phil 'The Thrill' Kessel comes in as our number three right winger. He is a lock for 30 or more goals every year and you can see why--Phil has one of the NHL's top shots with (93) Wrist Shot Accuracy and (90) Wrist Shot Power."

4. Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks: 89 Overall

This is one I might argue with, as I think Kane should be higher up the list. He may not score quite as many as Perry, but his all-around game and dazzling skill set puts him close. "Kane possesses one of the highest skill sets in the entire league with five star Puck Skills, Shooting, Skating, and Senses. His Puck Skills are elite with (94) Passing and Puck Control, (95) Hand-Eye, and (96) Deking. The only thing lacking in his game is Physical ability--coming in at only two and a half stars."

5. Martin St. Louis, New York Rangers: 88 Overall

The skilled veteran might be nearing the end of his career, but he's still playing at a very high level for the time being, and was a crucial part of the Rangers' Stanley Cup run. "The diminutive winger has lost a bit of his speed over the years but makes up for it with five-star Puck Skills and Senses. He continues to be one of the league's top playmakers coming in with a (90) rating in Passing and Puck Control."

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