This past week, EA Sports has been revealing player attribute rankings for NHL 22 and a 50-player list of those who will have the all new Superstar X-Factor abilities. With new player rankings being revealed everyday this week by EA Sports and the game set to be released in just under a month, I take a look at what I think we can expect to see when it comes to the San Jose Sharks players’ ratings on NHL 22.
To start off my list of Sharks players’ NHL 22 rating predictions, I have Brent Burns as the highest rated player on the roster with a rating of 88. Burns was the only Sharks player to make any of the top player lists that EA Sports recently revealed, coming in at 10th on slap shot power with a 92 attribute ranking.
Looking at San Jose’s 2021-22 roster, I have Timo Meier and Tomas Hertl sharing the top spot in my prediction for highest offensive rated player on the team at 86. Just behind them on my list is captain Logan Couture with an 85 ranking.
Filling out the rest of the Sharks offense, I have Kevin LaBanc as an 82, both Dylan Gambrell and Nick Bonino an 80, Nick Merkley and Rudolfs Balcers both a 79, Andrew Cogliano and Matt Nieto a 78, John Leonard also a 78, Alexander Barabanov and Noah Gregor sharing a 77, and Lane Pederson a 76. If Evander Kane is to end up suiting up this season in teal, I have him slotted in with an 86 rating.
Switching over to the rest of the Sharks defense, I have Erik Karlsson rated as an 86, Mario Ferraro and Marc-Edouard Vlasic both as an 81, Radim Simek an 80, Nikolai Knyzhov a 78, and both Fredrik Handemark and Nicolas Meloche a 75.
To wrap up my NHL 22 San Jose Sharks player rating predictions, for the new netminding tandem I have James Reimer rated as an 84 followed closely by Adin Hill rated an 83. I would not be surprised if by the end of the season in one of the final player rating updates, Adin Hill is rated the same, or even higher, than Reimer.
The San Jose Sharks will be one of the most interesting teams to track as the NHL 22 player rating updates come throughout the season. With so much youth on the roster and so many questions still to be answered, I could see players’ ratings both drop significantly and rise significantly.