Apr 13, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8) clears the puck from in front of Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) as Tampa Bay Lightning center Alex Killorn (17) chases in the first period at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Capitals: NHL 15 Rankings

EA Sports has released their top 50 player rankings for the upcoming and highly anticipated NHL 15.  The Washington Capitals have two players listed in the top 50 rankings.  Not too bad. 

Nicklas Backstrom is ranked 45th overall with an 89 overall ranking.  As for a breakdown of his skill set, Puck Skills, Senses and Skating all received 5 stars.  Defense received 4.5 stars and Shooting received 4 stars.  Backstrom’s physical skill set is the lowest at 3.5 stars.

Alex Ovechkin is the highest ranked player for the Capitals coming in at 4th overall with a 93 overall ranking.  As for Ovi’s skill set, He has a 5 star rating in all skills except for defense.  Defense got 4 stars.

As for the top five in EA’s NHL 15, Sidney Crosby tops it with a 96.  Steven Stamkos is 2nd with a 93 rating, Jonathan Toews is 3rd with a 93 rating and Shea Weber is 5th with a 93 rating.

Weber is this years top rated defensman.  Henrik Lundqvist is the top rated goaltender coming in at the 7th spot with Jonathan quick right behind him.  Anaheim is the only team to have two players ranked in the top 10 with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, 9th and 10th respectively.

Who do you think will be the next highest ranked Washington Capitals in NHL 15? Where do you think they will be ranked?  Let us know below in the comments section.

You can check out the rest of the rankings here.

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