Detroit Red Wings: NHL 18 Beta Ratings

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 17: Petr Mrazek
DETROIT, MI - APRIL 17: Petr Mrazek /

The NHL 18 beta was released on Tuesday as EA Sports gave players a chance to test out the game.

The NHL 18 game itself is scheulded to be released Sept. 15. This beta allowed players to test out new games additions, including 3-on-3 overtimes which promises to be exciting.

We also got a look at what the Detroit Red Wings player ratings are for the game. A couple of the ratings were a bit surprising. Here’s the what they looked like.

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Henrik Zetterberg-86

Gustav Nyquist-85

Frans Nielsen-83

Tomas Tatar-83

Dylan Larkin-83

Justin Abdelkader-82

Darren Helm-80

Riley Sheahan-79

Luke Glendening-78

Andreas Athanasiou-77

Anthony Mantha-77


Niklas Kronwall-85

Danny DeKeyser-83

Trevor Daley-82

Mike Green-82

Jonathan Ericsson-81

Xavier Ouellet-76

Ryan Sproul-71

Luke Witkowski-70

Nick Jensen-66


Jimmy Howard-82

Petr Mrazek-82

First off, the important thing to remember is these rating are in no way the final. The final ratings  will be released at the end of August. Additionally, the rating can change during the course of the season.

It’s pretty fair to say that Howard and Mrazek are equal at the moment. Kronwall is rated a bit too high and so is Ericsson.

Daley was listed as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins with his rating but it really shouldn’t change too much as a result of his offseason move.

Mantha and Athanasiou should rise in the ratings if they can produce some great seasons. Those two are probably the two players that will see the biggest spike in the ratings.

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At the moment, the two top ranked players in the game are Sidney Crosby and Patrick Kane, they both come in at 92 overall. Maybe Crosby will egde out Kane in the final rating as the top ranked player.

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