Now that we’ve covered the best goalkeepers, best defenders, best positions, and best left wing players in the NHL 23, we can focus on the top five right wing players in this year’s game. The NHL is scattered with tons of right-wing talent.
When you take a closer look at the list of right-wingers that are in the NHL today, you’ll see that as you work your way down the list, there’s no shortage of talent. Sure, some of the players on the roster are better than others in each of their unique ways, but at the end of the day, they’re all capable of what hockey is most known for is putting the puck in the net. As we progress slightly to the release of NHL 23 later this year, we need to take a look at five players who deserve the honor of becoming the top five right wing players in NHL 23.
Right wing players are very similar to left wing players. The only difference is that instead of playing on the left side of the center, you play on the right side of the center. While the center leads the line, it is also important to have great wings to help support the middle in some way in order to have the best chance of scoring any goals. Teams with a balance of positions and wingers tend to achieve success over a long period of time due to the nature of the NHL’s way of playing.
The top five right-wing players of the 22nd National Hockey League last year
- Patrick Kane (92 total)
- Nikita Kucherov (92 total)
- David Pasternak (91 total)
- Mikko rantanen (90 total)
- Mitchell Marner (90 total)
As you can tell, every right winger in the top five earned at least 90 overall or better. This just proves how much talent the NHL really has in a right wing position. While everyone on this list is different in some way, they all have one thing in common which is the ability to score goals and increase their score. With another year on and off, it will be interesting to see which players should take home the top five NHL 23 titles.
5. Mitchell Marner
The first group in the NHL 23 is the man who led the right wing with points, Mitchell Marner. Just like David Pastrnak, Mitchell Marner has missed ten games, but in the 72 games he’s played in, he has caused shockwaves. Marner scored 35 goals and 62 assists for 97 points. The only downside is that he plays for one of the most cursed teams in the NHL at the Toronto Maple Leafs. It seems that no matter how great the Toronto Maple Leafs are, they always bounce back in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
2021-2022 was Mitchell Marner’s career best however, in the 2022-2023 season, Marner is hoping to break the 100-point mark. Marner is the youngest right winger on this list at 24 years old and when it comes to NHL 23, he will be one of the best right wingers you will be able to use.
EA Sports gave Mitchell Marner an overall rating of 90 in NHL 22. That’s a very good rating for a 23-year-old at the time. However, as the years go by, Marner will only get better and adapt to the NHL more than he already did. I see EA Sports being generous this year and at least raising their score by at least one point.
Overall rating: 91