NHL 20 TOP 50 PLAYERS COUNTDOWN
40. Alex Pietrangelo, D, St. Louis Blues – 89 OVR
Alex Pietrangelo is a mainstay in the Blues’ back line and in the NHL Top 50 countdown. Petro will be an 89 overall to start NHL 20.
Braden Holtby makes the second goalie to come off the board in the countdown. With a 92 angle rating and a 92 rebound control rating, Holtby is an elite puck stopper in NHL 20.
Artemi Panarin is one of the most dangerous open ice skaters in the league. His 94 deking and 92 speed ratings certainly reflect that.
35. Leon Draisaitl, C, Edmonton Oilers – 89 OVR
Leon Draisaitl is a true two-way center. What he lacks in speed (87) he makes up for in shooting (92 wrist/slap shot accuracy). Edmonton’s young star comes in at #35.
At 33 years old, Blake Wheeler is one of the oldest players in the countdown. Regardless, he is a two-way power forward that simply does everything at a high level for Winnipeg.
Scheifele has everything one could ask for in a center: Size (6’3″), speed (90), passing (93) and scoring. Two of the Jets’ “big 3” have gone back-to-back in the countdown.
Claude Giroux isn’t the best goal scorer in the countdown, but he’s one of the very best playmakers. With 94 passing and 95 faceoff ratings, the Flyers captain sits at 89 overall.
Mark Giordano is a dominant defensive force and deserves every bit of his #31 ranking. The Calgary Flames captain boasts incredible defensive ratings, including 93 defensive awareness, 90 shot blocking and 91 stick checking.