Sidney Crosby had himself a fine 2013-14 campaign.
Despite failing to hoist a Cup, Crosby garnered the Hart Trophy (MVP), Art Ross Trophy (scoring leader), Ted Lindsay Award (most outstanding player), and a gold medal with Canada during the Winter Games.
And now, he’s the best ranked player in this year’s NHL 15 video game.
According to easports.com and the EA Sports NHL Twitter handle, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain has reportedly earned the highest ratings in NHL 15, as he was rated 96 overall, just four shy off a perfect 100.
— EA SPORTS NHL (@EASPORTSNHL) August 9, 2014
Crosby’s 96 rating is also three points higher than the next player, the Lightning’s Steven Stamkos (93 overall). Chicago’s Jonathan Toews, Washington’s Alex Ovechkin, Nashville’s Shea Weber, Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk, New York’s Henrik Lundqvist, and Los Angeles’ Jonathan Quick were all, like Stamkos, rated 93 overall as well.
Crosby has yet to see a drop in his player ratings.
The only other Penguin to crack the top-50 in the video game’s player ratings was center Evgeni Malkin (92 overall), which is a bit surprising, considering how closely effective he is to Crosby.
And it’s also interesting to see them rate Malkin one point less than Datsyuk, because Malkin’s regarded as arguably a top-3 player in the NHL. Malkin was given a 92 overall rating in NHL 14, but had been amidst the top-10 players in that year’s edition.
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