As we inch closer to the release of NHL 22, Electronic Arts released another top ten list. The previous list was for the top right-wing players. This ranking will be for the top ten left-wing players in NHL 22. As always, sound off in the comments if you agree or disagree.
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NHL 22 Top Ten Left-Wing Players
Starting off the list is Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames. He has an 87 overall. Gaudreau is an accomplished college player with an NCAA championship to his name. The success has carried over to the big leagues as he is already a five-time all-star.
Next is Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche, with an 87 overall. Landeskog is an all-star. He is coming off a 52 point season with 20 goals and 32 assists. He signed an eight-year, $56 million contract extension to stay with the avalanche.
At number eight is Jake Guentzel of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Guentzel has an 87 overall. He is an all-start with a 2017 Stanley Cup Championship to his name. He is coming off a 57 point season with 23 points and 34 assists.
Next is Matthew Tkachuk of the Calgary Flames, with an 88 overall. The hybrid wing is an all-star and poised to be a star at just 23 years of age. Despite barely missing the playoffs this past season, Tkachuk netted 43 points with 16 goals and 27 assists.
Rounding out the bottom five is Kyle Connor of the Winnipeg Jets. He has an 88 overall. Connor was a stud during his stint with the Michigan Wolverines. He has multiple big ten awards, including a player of the year. Since his arrival to the Jets, Connor has had four straight seasons with 50+ points.
At number five, we have Kirill Kaprizov of the Minnesota Wild. He has an 88 overall. Kaprizov only has one season under his belt. He set Minnesota records for most points and goals by a rookie with 51 and 27, respectively. He has an NHL all-rookie selection and is poised to be one of the biggest stars for the Wild.
Next is Jonathan Huberdeau of the Florida Panthers, with a 90 overall. Huberdeau won the Calder Memorial trophy in 2013. He is an all-star with an all-NHL team selection under his belt. Huberdeau is the all-time Panthers leader in assists.
Kicking off the top three is Artemi Panarin of the New York Rangers. The “Breadman” is rocking a 91 overall. Panarin has a Calder Memorial Trophy and made an all- NHL team in his second season. In his first season with the Rangers, Panarin made an all-star team and all-NHL first team.
At number two is Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins with a 91 overall. He is a Stanley Cup Winner, two-time all-star, two-time all NHL first team, and two-time all NHL second team. He has set multiple franchise records for the Bruins and is one of the best players in Bruins history.
Finally, at number one is Alex Ovechkin at 92 overall. The Washington Capitals stud is a legend. Ovechkin has a laundry list of accomplishments in his career. He has a Stanley Cup Championship, led the NHL in scoring nine times, three Hart Memorial Trophies, and 12-time all NHL selections. He is one of the greatest of all time.
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