After releasing ratings for the top goalies and defensemen in NHL 21, EA Sports on October 6 announced the top right wingers in this year’s game. The list is headlined by two former Hart Trophy winners, and the top spot, much like with the top goalie and defenseman lists, goes to a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning: Nikita Kucherov.
The best right wingers in NHL 21
Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov is the highest-rated right winger in NHL 21. The 2019 Hart Trophy recipient received a 92 OVR rating in this year’s game, one point higher than Bruins RW David Pastrnak. Pastrnak, the second-highest rated right winger in NHL 21, was given a 91 OVR rating heading into 2020. Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane (91 OVR) rounds out the top three.
Here is the full top ten for right wingers, sorted by overall rating:
- Nikita Kucherov – 92 OVR
- David Pastrnak – 91 OVR
- Patrick Kane – 91 OVR
- Mikko Rantanen – 90 OVR
- Mitchell Marner – 90 OVR
- Vladimir Tarasenko – 89 OVR
- Mark Stone – 88 OVR
- Blake Wheeler – 88 OVR
- Patrik Laine – 87 OVR
- Andrei Svechnikov – 86 OVR
Five right wingers received ratings of 90 OVR or better.
Keep in mind that these ratings apply to most NHL 21 game modes. While these numbers will be in effect for local, Online, and Franchise modes, amongst others, these ratings do not apply to Hockey Ultimate Team.