EA revealed the first batch of ratings for every position in NHL 22 ahead of its October 15 release. Starting off the ratings are the top ten goalies in the game. The list will be in descending order.
Kicking off our ratings reveal of the very best at their positions with the Top 10 Goalies in #NHL22 🥅 🎮
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NHL 22 Top Ten Ranked Goalies
At number ten, we have Robin Lehner bolstering an 87 rating. The Vegas Golden Knights star has a large frame, standing at 6’4″ and weighing 240 pounds. Despite that, he is very mobile and uses it effectively. This past season he had a 91% save percentage.
Following Lehner is Semyon Varlamov of the New York Islanders. He also has an 87 overall. Since signing to the Islanders in 2019, Varlamov has made his presence felt. He made history for them as the first goalie in Islanders history to have multiple shutouts in the playoffs. In May 2021, Varlamov broke Chico Resch’s record for the longest shutout streak in Islanders history.
At number 8 is Philip Grubauer of the Seattle Kraken with another 87 overall. Though he has yet to play for the Kraken, Grubauer is riding hot from this season. He had a career-high seven shutouts this season.
Breaking the streak of 87 overalls is Jacob Markstrom of the Calgary Flames. He has an 88 overall. The 2020 all-star is coming off an 90% save percentage for the flames.
Rounding out the bottom five is John Gibson with an 89 overall. The Anaheim Ducks goalie has lightning-quick reflexes and makes saves that are impossible to make for other goalies.
Kicking off the top five is Tuukka Rask at 90 overall. As of now, Rask is a free agent. However, he says that he has no intention of playing for anyone else but the Bruins.
Next is Marc-Andre Fleury of the Chicago Blackhawks. He is rocking a 90 overall. Fleury is coming off an impressive 93% save season.
At number three is Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens, rocking a 90 overall. Price led the league in save percentage in 2014-2015. The seven-time all-star is one of the best goalies in the NHL.
Number two is Connor Hellebuyck of the Winnipeg Jets. He has a 91 overall. He is a two-time all-star and had an impressive showing during the playoffs with a 93% save percentage.
At number one is the contortionist Andrei Vasilevskiy at 92 overall. The Tampa Bay Lightning goalie has an impressive resume at 27 years old. He has an MVP, two Stanley Cup Championships, a Vezina Trophy, and three all-star appearances.
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