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NHL 22 Top Ten Fastest Skaters

A week filled with NHL 22 stat reveals continues. Earlier this week, EA Sports announced the 10 best players in Slap Shot and Wrist Shot power. Today, EA revealed the top ten fastest skaters in NHL 22 via its official Twitter account. NHL 22 bases its speed ratings on a scale of 99, and the following ten skaters range from a 93 overall speed rating to a 96 overall speed rating. Connor McDavid sits atop the list alone at 96 overall speed to begin the season.

NHL 22 Top Ten Fastest Skaters

  1. Connor McDavid, 96 speed
  2. Nathan MacKinnon, 94 speed
  3.  Mathew Barzal, 94 speed
  4. Taylor Hall, 93 speed
  5. Dylan Larkin, 93 speed
  6. Kasperi Kapanen, 93 speed
  7. Cale Makar, 93 speed
  8. Quinn Hughes, 93 speed
  9. Johnny Gaudreau, 93 speed
  10. Evgeny Kuznetsov, 93 speed

NHL 22 is the first iteration of the NHL franchise to run the Frostbite engine. We have seen the Frostbite engine improve lighting and other visual effects across FIFA, among other EA titles. Per NHL 22’s website, Frostbite will help deliver new physics, visuals, and realistic animations. EA Sports did not mention what data it used to inform its speed rating system. 

We will soon know how EA’s proprietary engine impacts the gameplay, specifically speed, when the game drops on October 15 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One.


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