It’s been a week now since NHL 23 was officially released and fans might be still looking for ways to improve their play on the ice.
One of the most influential aspects of NHL 23’s gameplay, is movement and pace. With a fast set of skaters, getting the puck up and down the ice takes far less time and can allow you to capitalize on some great breakaway opportunities.
Knowing which players in NHL 23 are the fastest on the ice, will be of great assistance in your quest to dominate with your team. Being able to fly your way down the ice, whether you’re using a fast forward or defender, makes all the difference and can come in the clutch when you need it most.
Without further ado, here’s the Top 10 fastest players you can use in NHL 23.
NHL 23: Top 10 Fastest Players
- Connor McDavid (97 Rating) – Oilers
- Cale Makar (96 Rating) – Avalanche
- Nathan MacKinnon (95 Rating) – Avalanche
- Mathew Barzal (95 Rating) – Islanders
- Dylan Larkin (93 Rating) – Red Wings
- Matt Duchene (93 Rating) – Predators
- Johnny Gaudreau (93 Rating) – Blue Jackets
- Kasperi Kapanen (93 Rating) – Penguins
- Quinn Hughes (93 Rating) – Canucks
- Taylor Hall (93 Rating) – Bruins
It was no surprise to see McDavid take the top spot for fastest player in NHL 23 this year considering how he can zoom and weave his way down ice. But to find Makar in second is a simply incredible feat for a defender in this sport, highlighting the increase in speed you can find more and more amongst defenders.
To give you an idea of what has changed from game to game, we decided to provide you with the NHL 22 Top 10 fastest players to get a feel for that firsthand.
NHL 22: Top 10 Fastest Players
- Connor McDavid (96 Rating) – Oilers
- Mathew Barzal (94 Rating) – Islanders
- Nathan MacKinnon (94 Rating) – Avalanche
- Cale Makar (93 Rating) – Avalanche
- David Pastrnak (93 Rating) – Bruins
- Alex Debrincat (92 Rating) – Senators
- Artemi Panarin (92 Rating) – Rangers
- Jack Eichel (92 Rating) – Sabres
- Nikita Kucherov (92 Rating) – Lightning
- Steven Stamkos (92 Rating) – Lightning
As you can see, Makar made a big leap from 93 to 96 while the entire selection of players from spots five through ten completely changed this year.