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NHL® 18 RATINGS - TOP 10 GOALIES

Posted August 25th at 4:00pm.

Our NHL® 18 Player Ratings reveal kicks off with the top netminders in the NHL. We looked at a goalie's Reflexes, Puck Control, and Athletic ability when deciding their overall rating.

10. Cam Talbot – 87 overall

It took a year for him to adjust to a full-time starting role, but Cam Talbot has settled in with the Edmonton Oilers. Talbot’s a well-versed goaltender who boasts 4.5 star Reflexes, Athletics and Puck Control. Talbot is an excellent netminder who will be looking to backstop the Oilers into the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

10. Cam Talbot – 87 overall

 

It took a year for him to adjust to a full-time starting role, but Cam Talbot has settled in with the Edmonton Oilers. Talbot’s a well-versed goaltender who boasts 4.5 star Reflexes, Athletics and Puck Control. Talbot is an excellent netminder who will be looking to backstop the Oilers into the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

 

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9. Corey Crawford – 87 overall

 

From his ability to manage Angles (91) to his elite Vision (92), Corey Crawford continues to prove he’s a top goalie. The two-time Stanley Cup champion is as good in the clutch as any goalie with a (90) Poise rating.   

 

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8. Tuukka Rask – 88 overall

 

Consistently near the top of our rankings, Tuukka Rask has been an excellent goalie for the Boston Bruins. His hybrid style mixed with his world-class Poise (91) and five-star Athletic abilities make him a tough test for any shooter.

 

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7. Devan Dubnyk – 88 overall

 

At 6’6”, Devan Dubnyk is one of the tallest netminders in the league. He continues to be a steady stopper for the Minnesota Wild, with his height, Angles (91) and Vision (92) allowing him to stop attackers with ease.

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6. Henrik Lundqvist – 88 overall

 

King Henrik, now 35, is on the tail end of his career and saw his play drop a bit last season. However, Lundqvist is still one of the best puck stoppers in the league and his Vision (91) and Angles (90) allow him to read the play to make crucial stops.

 

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5. Matt Murray – 88 overall

 

Since storming onto the scene during the Pittsburgh Penguins 2015-16 Stanley Cup victory, Matt Murray has been one of the very best netminders in the NHL. After the Penguins’ 2016-17 Stanley Cup Championship last year, he became the only netminder in NHL history to win two Stanley Cups as a rookie. He’s one of the best at stopping high shots, boasting a Glove High (90) and Stick High (90).

 

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4. Cory Schneider– 89 overall

 

There may not be a more positionally-sound goalie in the league than Cory Schneider. His excellent technique, positioning, Vision (92) and Angles (92) are a key to his success in stopping the puck. 

 

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3. Sergei Bobrovsky – 89 overall

 

After an off year in 2015-16, Sergei Bobrovsky was back on the case last season. The 2017 Vezina Trophy winner posted an incredible 0.931 Save Percentage and was a key force in the Columbus Blue Jackets’ success last season. With two Vezina Trophies in the past five years, Bobrovsky has proven that he is one of the best goaltenders in the league. Bobrovsky is a very well-rounded goalie, with his Speed (91) and Agility (91) making him tough to beat anywhere. 

 

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2. Braden Holtby – 90 overall

 

Holtby continues to be a brick wall for the Washington Capitals, posting his third consecutive straight 40+ win seasons. Last year, Holtby boasted an incredible 0.925 Save Percentage while leading the Capitals to their second consecutive Presidents’ Trophy. His Five Hole (91), Stick Low (91) and Glove Low (90) ratings mean that you’re going to need to elevate the puck if you want to beat the Holtbeast.

 

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1. Carey Price – 92 overall

 

Carey Price could possibly be the most valuable player to any team. Price’s ability to put his team on his back and carry them through the regular season and playoffs is tough to match. From his positioning to his technique, Carey Price is always in the proper position to make a save and control rebounds. His Angles (93), Rebound Control (93) and Vision (93) rating are top in the league. Price is an excellent puck moving goaltender, boasting a (86) Passing rating. 

 

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10. Cam Talbot – 87 overall

 

It took a year for him to adjust to a full-time starting role, but Cam Talbot has settled in with the Edmonton Oilers. Talbot’s a well-versed goaltender who boasts 4.5 star Reflexes, Athletics and Puck Control. Talbot is an excellent netminder who will be looking to backstop the Oilers into the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

 

[CoreyCrawford.jpg]

9. Corey Crawford – 87 overall

 

From his ability to manage Angles (91) to his elite Vision (92), Corey Crawford continues to prove he’s a top goalie. The two-time Stanley Cup champion is as good in the clutch as any goalie with a (90) Poise rating.   

 

[TuukkaRask.jpg]

8. Tuukka Rask – 88 overall

 

Consistently near the top of our rankings, Tuukka Rask has been an excellent goalie for the Boston Bruins. His hybrid style mixed with his world-class Poise (91) and five-star Athletic abilities make him a tough test for any shooter.

 

[DevanDubnyk.jpg]

 

7. Devan Dubnyk – 88 overall

 

At 6’6”, Devan Dubnyk is one of the tallest netminders in the league. He continues to be a steady stopper for the Minnesota Wild, with his height, Angles (91) and Vision (92) allowing him to stop attackers with ease.

[HenrikLundqvist.jpg]

 

6. Henrik Lundqvist – 88 overall

 

King Henrik, now 35, is on the tail end of his career and saw his play drop a bit last season. However, Lundqvist is still one of the best puck stoppers in the league and his Vision (91) and Angles (90) allow him to read the play to make crucial stops.

 

[MattMurry.jpg]

 

5. Matt Murray – 88 overall

 

Since storming onto the scene during the Pittsburgh Penguins 2015-16 Stanley Cup victory, Matt Murray has been one of the very best netminders in the NHL. After the Penguins’ 2016-17 Stanley Cup Championship last year, he became the only netminder in NHL history to win two Stanley Cups as a rookie. He’s one of the best at stopping high shots, boasting a Glove High (90) and Stick High (90).

 

[CorySchneider.jpg]

 

4. Cory Schneider– 89 overall

 

There may not be a more positionally-sound goalie in the league than Cory Schneider. His excellent technique, positioning, Vision (92) and Angles (92) are a key to his success in stopping the puck. 

 

[SergeiBobrovsky.jpg]

 

3. Sergei Bobrovsky – 89 overall

 

After an off year in 2015-16, Sergei Bobrovsky was back on the case last season. The 2017 Vezina Trophy winner posted an incredible 0.931 Save Percentage and was a key force in the Columbus Blue Jackets’ success last season. With two Vezina Trophies in the past five years, Bobrovsky has proven that he is one of the best goaltenders in the league. Bobrovsky is a very well-rounded goalie, with his Speed (91) and Agility (91) making him tough to beat anywhere. 

 

[BradenHoltby.jpg]

 

2. Braden Holtby – 90 overall

 

Holtby continues to be a brick wall for the Washington Capitals, posting his third consecutive straight 40+ win seasons. Last year, Holtby boasted an incredible 0.925 Save Percentage while leading the Capitals to their second consecutive Presidents’ Trophy. His Five Hole (91), Stick Low (91) and Glove Low (90) ratings mean that you’re going to need to elevate the puck if you want to beat the Holtbeast.

 

[CareyPrice.jpg]

1. Carey Price – 92 overall

 

Carey Price could possibly be the most valuable player to any team. Price’s ability to put his team on his back and carry them through the regular season and playoffs is tough to match. From his positioning to his technique, Carey Price is always in the proper position to make a save and control rebounds. His Angles (93), Rebound Control (93) and Vision (93) rating are top in the league. Price is an excellent puck moving goaltender, boasting a (86) Passing rating. 

 

Pre-order NHL® 18

 

EA SPORTS NHL® 18 delivers the creativity of today's young NHL with new Creative Attack controls and the first-ever Defensive Skill Stick. Play the fast-paced, arcade-inspired 3-on-3 EA SPORTS™ NHL® THREES mode, or reshape the league entirely with the new Expansion Draft and your own custom 32nd NHL team. Do it all with the most co-op and competitive multiplayer options ever delivered in an EA SPORTS NHL game.

 

NHL® 18 is available worldwide on September 15th.

9. Corey Crawford – 87 overall

From his ability to manage Angles (91) to his elite Vision (92), Corey Crawford continues to prove he’s a top goalie. The two-time Stanley Cup champion is as good in the clutch as any goalie with a (90) Poise rating.  

8. Tuukka Rask – 88 overall

Consistently near the top of our rankings, Tuukka Rask has been an excellent goalie for the Boston Bruins. His hybrid style mixed with his world-class Poise (91) and five-star Athletic abilities make him a tough test for any shooter.

7. Devan Dubnyk – 88 overall

At 6’6”, Devan Dubnyk is one of the tallest netminders in the league. He continues to be a steady stopper for the Minnesota Wild, with his height, Angles (91) and Vision (92) allowing him to stop attackers with ease.

6. Henrik Lundqvist – 88 overall

King Henrik, now 35, is on the tail end of his career and saw his play drop a bit last season. However, Lundqvist is still one of the best puck stoppers in the league and his Vision (91) and Angles (90) allow him to read the play to make crucial stops.

5. Matt Murray – 88 overall

Since storming onto the scene during the Pittsburgh Penguins 2015-16 Stanley Cup victory, Matt Murray has been one of the very best netminders in the NHL. After the Penguins’ 2016-17 Stanley Cup Championship last year, he became the only netminder in NHL history to win two Stanley Cups as a rookie. He’s one of the best at stopping high shots, boasting a Glove High (90) and Stick High (90).

4. Cory Schneider– 89 overall

There may not be a more positionally-sound goalie in the league than Cory Schneider. His excellent technique, positioning, Vision (92) and Angles (92) are a key to his success in stopping the puck. 

3. Sergei Bobrovsky – 89 overall

After an off year in 2015-16, Sergei Bobrovsky was back on the case last season. The 2017 Vezina Trophy winner posted an incredible 0.931 Save Percentage and was a key force in the Columbus Blue Jackets’ success last season. With two Vezina Trophies in the past five years, Bobrovsky has proven that he is one of the best goaltenders in the league. Bobrovsky is a very well-rounded goalie, with his Speed (91) and Agility (91) making him tough to beat anywhere. 

2. Braden Holtby – 90 overall

Holtby continues to be a brick wall for the Washington Capitals, posting his third consecutive straight 40+ win seasons. Last year, Holtby boasted an incredible 0.925 Save Percentage while leading the Capitals to their second consecutive Presidents’ Trophy. His Five Hole (91), Stick Low (91) and Glove Low (90) ratings mean that you’re going to need to elevate the puck if you want to beat the Holtbeast.

1. Carey Price – 92 overall

Carey Price could possibly be the most valuable player to any team. Price’s ability to put his team on his back and carry them through the regular season and playoffs is tough to match. From his positioning to his technique, Carey Price is always in the proper position to make a save and control rebounds. His Angles (93), Rebound Control (93) and Vision (93) rating are top in the league. Price is an excellent puck moving goaltender, boasting a (86) Passing rating. 


Pre-order NHL® 18

EA SPORTS NHL® 18 delivers the creativity of today's young NHL with new Creative Attack controls and the first-ever Defensive Skill Stick. Play the fast-paced, arcade-inspired 3-on-3 EA SPORTS™ NHL® THREES mode, or reshape the league entirely with the new Expansion Draft and your own custom 32nd NHL team. Do it all with the most co-op and competitive multiplayer options ever delivered in an EA SPORTS NHL game.

NHL® 18 is available worldwide on September 15th.

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