With the NHL season approaching, EA Sports recently released it’s top 10 rated players in NHL 19 video game. Fresh off his Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe winning season, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin made the top 10 players, coming in third with a 92 overall rating.
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Only Connor McDavid (94 OVR) of the Edmonton Oilers and Ovechkin’s top nemesis Sidney Crosby (93 OVR) of the Pittsburgh Penguins had a better overall rating. Ovechkin is the NHL 19’s top sniper according to EA Sports’ excerpt:
“Already one of the greatest goal scorers in NHL history, last year Alexander Ovechkin captured the one prize that had eluded him, the Stanley Cup. Ovechkin’s mixture of size and skill equals a uniquely-gifted player, one with first-class ratings like 94 wrist shot power and 95 slapshot power in tandem with a body checking rating of 91. All of these help Ovechkin contribute on multiple fronts, and having led the league in goal scoring seven times, Ovechkin is NHL 19’s best Sniper.”
Last season, the 32-year old showed no signs of slowing down as he claimed his seventh Maurice Rocket Richard trophy for leading the NHL in goals. He had 49 goals and added 38 for 87 points, his highest point total since the 2009-10 season. That along with his physical style of play helped keep his standing among the video game series.
Ovechkin will look to lead the Capitals to another championship season after getting over the hump for his and the franchise’s first Stanley Cup last season. NHL 19 will release worldwide on Sept. 14.