EA Sports and NHL 17 have been releasing their Top 10 players in each position over the past few days for the game that hits stores on Sept. 13, and a number of Nashville Predators find themselves on the lists.
The new guy, P.K. Subban, comes in as the No. 9 best blue liner in NHL 17.
Subban’s overall rating will be a 91 while he will be a five-star skater, possess a 91 slap shot power rating and an 89 body checking rating.
Shea Weber comes in as the second best d-man in NHL 17 behind only Drew Doughty. Remember, this is a video game.
You can see the list of Top 10 defensemen, here.
No. 18 comes in at No. 10 on their list of Top 10 right wingers, which seems fitting for James Neal. His wrist shot will be nasty on the game as his power and accuracy ratings both sit at 90. His overall rating will be an 88.
The list of Top 10 right wingers; check it. Patrick Kane leads the bunch.
Filip Forsberg will share that 88 overall rating with Neal as he is rated as the eighth best left winger in the game. The 88 overall rating was the only number EA released about Forsberg, but I think it’s safe to assume his wrist shot accuracy will be in the mid-90’s range.
The best left wingers in the game can be read about here with Mr. Jamie Benn dethroning Alex Ovechkin for the top spot.
Pekka Rinne takes the cake as the highest rated Predator in his respected position in NHL 17 as the sixth best netminder in the game with an overall rating of 91. They gave him a five-star athletic ability which is a great call.
The full list of puck stoppers can be read about here.
Ryan Johansen didn’t make the list of Top 10 centers for the game which is the lone position the Preds weren’t featured in by EA Sports.