NHL 23 player ratings: Top 10 Defensemen


NHL 23 player ratings include a brand new batch of skaters in the upper echelon of players, so here are the best 10 defensemen in the game.

NHL 23 player ratings are getting a major update in the latest version of the hockey sim.

Like every year, EA SPORTS offers hockey fans the only hockey sim on the market with upgrades to both gameplay as well as new game mode features as well as a roster update.

With the game almost here, let’s go over the 10 best defensemen in NHL 23.

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The Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup in the 2021-2022 season.

NHL 23: Top 10 Defensemen

Defensemen are incredibly valuable in NHL 23, as solidifying the blue line will help you lock down opponents’ best and fastest players from making big plays.

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Here are the best 10 defensemen in NHL 23 including a mixture of familiar and new faces:

Cale MakarColorado AvalancheRD94
Roman JosiNashville PredatorsLD93
Viktor HedmanTampa Bay LightningLD93
Adam FoxNew York RangersRD90
John CarlsonWashington CapitalsRD90
Charlie McAvoyBoston BruinsRD89
Alex PietrangeloVegas Golden KnightsRD89
Aaron EkbladFlorida PanthersRD89
Drew DoughtyLos Angeles KingsRD89
Devin ToewsColorado AvalancheLD88
Dougie HamiltonNew Jersey DevilsRD88

Those ar the top 10 defenders in NHL 23. For the overall top rankings, check out our NHL 23 top 20 player ratings.