EA Sports NHL 15 player ratings

EA Sports has been releasing its player rankings for NHL 15 this week, one position at a time.

Saturday saw the release of the overall Top 50.

50. Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild

49. Patrick Marleau, San Jose Sharks

48. Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks

47. Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks

46. Mike Smith, Arizona Coyotes

45. Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals

44. Ryan Miller, Vancouver Canucks

43. Eric Staal, Carolina Hurricanes

42. Semyon Varlamov, Colorado Avalanche

41. Ryan McDonagh, New York Rangers

40. Niklas Kronwall, Detroit Red Wings

39. Roberto Luongo, Florida Panthers

38. David Backes, St. Louis Blues

37. David Krejci, Boston Bruins

36. Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks

35. Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators

34. Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

33. Ryan Kesler, Anaheim Ducks

32. Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets

31. Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues

30. Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche

29. Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars

28. P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens

27. Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs

26. Taylor Hall, Edmonton Oilers

25. Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild

24. Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers

23. Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators

22. Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks

21. Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins

20. Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins

19. Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings

18. Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings

17. John Tavares, New York Islanders

16. Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings

15. Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild

14. Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks

13. Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins

12. Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins

11. Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens

10. Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks

9. Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks

8. Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings

7. Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers

6. Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings

5. Shea Weber, Nashville Predators

4. Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

3. Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

2. Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

1. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

The finale of the positional lists was Friday, with the company putting out the center ranks. As has been the case, attributes are rated by puck skills, senses, shooting, defense, skating, and physicality.

Not surprisingly, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins topped the list with 96 points. With 93 points each were Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings pivot Pavel Datsyuk. Rounding out the top five was Ryan Getzlaf with the Anaheim Ducks, who earned a 92-point rating.

On Thursday, the right wing listings came out. As with all skaters, ranking attributes included puck skills, senses, shooting, defense, skating and physicality. 

Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks came out on top, earning 92 points. He was followed by Marian Hossa of the Chicago Blackhawks with 91, the Toronto Maple Leafs' Phil Kessel with 90, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks with 89, and then Martin St. Louis of the New York Rangers with 88.

Left wingers were rolled out Wednesday. Attributes incorporated into the rankings included puck skills, senses, shooting, defense, skating and physicality.

Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals topped the list with 93 points, Detroit Red Wings star Henrik Zetterberg finished second with 92 points. With 90 points each are third place Zach Parise of the Minnesota Wild, Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers in fourth, and Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars rounding out the top five.

They've ranked defensemen using six categories: puck skills, senses, shooting, defense, skating, and physicality.

Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators tops the list with 93 combined points. He's followed by Chicago Blackhawks rearguard Duncan Keith at 92 points, Ryan Suter of the Minnesota Wild with 92, Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings star Drew Doughty in fourth place with 91, and Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins is in fifth place with 91 as well.

Goaltenders are ranked using reflexes, puck control, and athletic ability.

Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers edges out Los Angeles Kings netminder Jonathan Quick for first place, each with 93 points. Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens and Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins are third and fourth respectively, with 92 points apiece. Nashville Predators puck stopper Pekka Rinne rounds out the top five, registering 91 points on EA's scale.