Mar 23, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) takes the ice to begin the game against the St. Louis Blues during the first period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Blues won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Sidney Crosby Owns Top Ratings In NHL 15 Video Game

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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.

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.

In NHL 14, Crosby was rated 95, which was tied with Datsyuk for the top player in the game. And in ’13, they both were tied at a 95 rating for the top spot again.

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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