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NHL 23 Player Ratings: Top 10 Centers

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Olivier Dumont Updated on by

NHL 23 has officially released its full selection of new player ratings, granting fans their first real taste of what they can expect from the latest installment of the franchise. This is an exciting and special experience for the NHL 23 community as the fans get to assess and analyze which specific player ratings improved, declined, or plateaued from game to game.

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With so many player ratings revealed, it can be a bit overwhelming to chew on all of them at once. So to ease you into it, we’re going to start off by listing and reviewing all of the Top 10 new players from each position NHL 23 has covered, starting first with the centers.

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The NHL is home to a lot of really talented centers and it remains to be one of the most star-packed positions in the game. But with so much transpiring over last season, who made the Top 10 this year? Without further ado, let’s jump right to it.

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NHL 23: Top 10 Centers

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Top 10 Centers – Curtesy of NHL 23
  1. Connor McDavid (95 Overall) – Edmonton Oilers
  2. Auston Matthews (94 Overall) – Toronto Maple Leafs
  3. Nathan MacKinnon (94 Overall) – Colorado Avalanche
  4. Leon Draisaitl (93 Overall) – Edmonton Oilers
  5. Sidney Crosby (93 Overall) – Pittsburgh Penguins
  6. Aleksander Barkov (92 Overall) – Florida Panthers
  7. Steven Stamkos (90 Overall) – Tampa Bay Lightening
  8. Evgeni Malkin (90 Overall) – Pittsburgh Penguins
  9. Sebastian Aho (89 Overall) – Carolina Hurricanes
  10. Patrice Bergeron (89 Overall) – Boston Bruins

After the type of season the NHL is coming off, this Top 10 is actually quite fitting and reflective of the best centers in the game.

NHL 22: Top 10 Centers

One of the best ways to garner a better understanding of the new player ratings NHL 23 has released, is by reviewing the ones from the previous edition. This grants fans a great opportunity to visualize the movement within the rankings from season to season.

On that note, let’s have a look at the Top 10 Centers from NHL 22:

  1. Connor McDavid (95 Overall) – Edmonton Oilers
  2. Nathan MacKinnon (93 Overall) – Colorado Avalanche
  3. Sidney Crosby (93 Overall) – Pittsburgh Penguins
  4. Leon Draisaitl (93 Overall) – Edmonton Oilers
  5. Auston Matthews (92 Overall) – Toronto Maple Leafs
  6. Patrice Bergeron (91 Overall) – Boston Bruins
  7. Jack Eichel (91 Overall) – Buffalo Sabres
  8. Aleksander Barkov (90 Overall) – Florida Panthers
  9. Anze Kopitar (90 Overall) – Los Angeles Kings
  10. Steven Stamkos (90 Overall) – Tampa Bay Lightening

In comparison to NHL 22, NHL 23 does not have as many 90 overalls in their Top 10. Centers like Matthews, Barkov, and MacKinnon all made grand strides with improving their overall ratings while Bergeron, Eichel, and Kopitar dropped a few spots on the list.

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