Throughout the past week, EA Sports has been revealing player attribute rankings for NHL 22 as well as a 50-player list of those who will have the all new Superstar X-Factor abilities. With new pieces of player rankings being revealed everyday 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 Vancouver Canucks players’ ratings in NHL 22.
When it comes to my NHL 22 player rating predictions, the top rated player on the Vancouver Canucks will be Elias Pettersson with a rating of 91. Pettersson was also one of the 50 players on the list that EA Sports put out for having one of the new Superstar X-Factor abilities. His Superstar X-Factor ability will be the “Third Eye- Great Peripheral Passer.”
Continuing on with my predictions for Canucks players’ NHL 22 ratings, the second highest rating I have for a Canucks player is Quinn Hughes at 89. Hughes made the recently released top 10 list for fastest players in the game coming in at 8th place with a 93 attribute rating.
The third highest rated Canuck in my predictions, and the last Canuck to be mentioned in any of the recently released lists by EA Sports, is Brock Boeser coming in as an 88. Boeser was ranked 10th overall in wrist shot power with a 92 ranking in that category.
Looking at the rest of the Canucks roster on offense, I have Bo Horvat rated an 87, Conor Garland an 86, J.T. Miller an 85, Nils Hoglander an 81, Jason Dickinson and Tanner Pearson both an 80, Brandon Sutter and Tyler Motte a 79, both Zack MacEwen and Matthew Highmore a 78, Phillip Di Giuseppe a 77, and Vasily Podkolzin a 75. By the end of the season when the player rankings will have gone through multiple updates, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Podkolzin move his way up from a 75 to an 80 or higher.
When looking at my predictions on the rest of the defensive side for the Canucks in NHL 22, I have Oliver Ekman-Larsson rated as an 86, Tyler Myers an 82, Travis Hamonic an 81, Olli Juolevi a 79, Tucker Poolman a 78, Jack Rathbone a 77, and Luke Schenn a 76.
To wrap up my predictions, looking at the goaltending duo for the Canucks in NHL 22, I have Thatcher Demko rated as an 86, followed by Jaroslov Halak rated an 82. As the season progresses and the ratings update based on player performance, I could see Demko’s rating upgrade to an 87 or even an 88.
Overall, the Vancouver Canucks in NHL 22 are going to be a fun team to play as and a team that will be a tough matchup if you’re going up against them. With a Superstar X-Factor player surrounded by speed and offensive power, the Canucks will be a team to choose when playing.