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NHL 21 Ratings Revealed For Highest-Skill Deking Players

EA Sports announces the top 10 highest-rated skill players for this year's pro ice hockey game.


Ahead of NHL 21's release in October, EA Sports has now released even more player ratings for the professional ice hockey game, headlined by the highest-rated skill players.

This is especially noteworthy this year, as NHL 21 introduces a series of new skill moves and dekes, such as The Michigan/lacrosse goal and a number of chip/slip dekes.

Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks has the highest deking rating in NHL 21 with a 97 OVR. Connor McDavid (96 OVR), Artemi Panarin (96 OVR), Johnny Gaudreau (95), and Evgeny Kuznetsov (95 OVR) round out the top five for deke ratings. You can see the full top 10 list below.

EA also released the player ratings for a series of high-profile players, including Patrice Bergeron (91 OVR) and Brad Marchand (91 OVR) of the Boston Bruins; Carey Price (90 OVR) and Shea Weber (88 OVR) of the Montreal Canadiens; Jonathan Toews (87 OVR) of the Chicago Blackhawks; and Sidney Crosby (93 OVR) and Evgeni Malkin (91 OVR) of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Following a delay related to COVID-19, NHL 21 launches on October 16 for PS4 and Xbox One. However, EA Play subscribers can begin their limited-time trial of the full game beginning October 9.

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