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NHL 18 Top 5 Snipers

4 Dec , 2017  

By Matthew Rondina

If you’re looking for serious firepower to build your NHL dynasty around, or stack your threes roster check out World Gaming’s NHL 18 top 5 snipers ranked. We’ll be looking at the offensive powerhouses including all Centers, Right and Left wingers in NHL 18 this year. So lace up those skates, tape that stick and get ready to light the lamp with the NHLs best and brightest offensive stars.

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1. Connor McDavid – Center – Overall 93 – Edmonton Oilers

Puck Control 96
Slap Shot Accuracy 92
Wrist Shot Accuracy 93
Deking 96

It should come as little surprise to any hockey fan that phenom Connor McDavid is ranked #1 this season. The new NHL is being reshaped by young superstars and McDavid’s inspiring play is leading the pack, putting up impressive numbers in his rookie season and restoring hope for a Cup in Edmonton. He was the only player to reach 100 points last season and his strong play helped earn the Oilers a spot in the post season, something that hasn’t happened in over a decade. McDavid is a beast and if you can have him on your team he should always be an absolute lock on your roster.

2. Sidney Crosby – Center – Overall 93 – Pittsburgh Penguins

Puck Control 95
Slap Shot Accuracy 91
Wrist Shot Accuracy 93
Deking 95

The ultimate set-up man and arguably the best NHL player in modern history, Crosby’s resume really speaks for itself. Coming off back to back Stanley Cups and Conn Smythe Trophies the Penguin’s captain slots in at the number 2 position this year. He’s still the most dominant player in the game and has the hardware to prove it. His high strength rating helps him to put the body on opponents allowing him to generate more space and time for goal scoring opportunities.

Roll with Crosby every time as he makes players around him better and with his strong puck control tape-to-tape passing will be a breeze.

3. Evgeni Malkin – Center – Overall 92 – Pittsburgh Penguins

Puck Control 95
Slap Shot Accuracy 93
Wrist Shot Accuracy 94
Deking 94

An offensive threat anytime he hits the ice, Malkin is well rounded elite player that can help bring your team the W every time. Malkin’s standout puck control skills and shooting accuracy allow him to effortlessly weave around opponents and string together dekes opening lanes to net you never thought possible.

4. Alex Ovechkin – Left Wing – Overall 92 – Washington Capitals

Puck Control 95
Slap Shot Accuracy 95
Wrist Shot Accuracy 94
Deking 94

His explosive start to the 2017/18 could see his overall rating in NHL 18 trend upward very quickly, as he has found the back of the net repeatedly. Ovechkin’s quick yet powerful and accurate release is a goalies’ worst nightmare.

5.Patrick Kane – Right Wing – Overall 91 – Chicago Blackhawks

Puck Control 97
Slap Shot Accuracy 94
Wrist Shot Accuracy 95
Deking 97

Kane separates himself from the rest of the pack with his elite stick handling that can thread the needle in tight spot. Out of the top 5 players here he is ranked the highest in the puck control category with a 97 allowing him to blow past opponents and constantly keep goaltenders guessing with his quick hands.

6.Steven Stamkos – Center – Overall 91 – Tampa Bay Lighting

Puck Control 93
Slap Shot Accuracy 93
Wrist Shot Accuracy 94
Deking 93

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One the best natural goal scorers in the league, Stamkos has the speed needed to generate offensive opportunities in the blink of an eye. Before his injury last season he was at a point per game pace, look for big things this season as his offensive potential could result in pushing his overall rank up.

About the Author: Matthew Rondina

Matthew has been involved in all things gaming since the 8-bit era. He is a veteran of the video game and tech industry who has been in love with teaching, technology and gaming for over 20 years. Follow Matthew’s gaming adventures on twitter and join in on the fun!

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