August 11th, 2014 by

NHL 15: Four Bruins crack the top 50

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Continuing their look at player ratings, EA Sports revealed their top 50 players for their upcoming release of NHL 15 on Saturday. Four members of the Boston Bruins, including cover athlete Patrice Bergeron, reigning Vezina winner Tuukka Rask, Norris Trophy finalist Zdeno Chara and David Krejci, made the list.

Both Rask and Chara were revealed as top five players among goalies and defensemen, respectively. Krejci and Bergeron were both listed in the top 15 among centers.

With a 92 overall rating, Rask comes in as the highest rated Bruin and is rated as the 13th best player in the game. Both Chara and Bergeron earned 91 overall and come in at 20th and 21st, respectively, while Krejci’s 89 is good for 37th.

Reigning Hart Trophy winner Sidney Crosby is the top rated player at 96, while Steven Stamkos, Jonathan Toews, Alexander Ovechkin and Shea Weber round out the top five; each with a 93 rating.

Other notable rankings include Henrik Lundqvist – the games top goaltender – at seventh (93), Carey Price at 11th (92), Evgeni Malkin (12th, 92), Duncan Keith (14th, 92), PK Subban (28th, 90) and Patrick Kane (34th, 89).

Below is a full virtual synopsis of the four Bruins in the top 50.

David Krejci

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Patrice Bergeron

Patrice Bergeron, NHL 15, NHL 15 Cover Athlete, Selke Trophy, NHL 15 Top 50

Zdeno Chara

Zdeno Chara, NHL 15, NHL 15 Defensemen, NHL 15 Top 50, EA Sports

Tuukka Rask

Tuukka Rask, NHL 15, NHL 15 Top 15, NHL 15 goalies, Vezina Trophy

Images via EA Sports

Some of the key features for NHL 15 version include true hockey physics, authentic next generation player models, a new commentary team featuring Doc Emerick, Eddie Olzcyk and Ray Ferraro, authentic NHL arenas and living crowds.

NHL 15 is available for pre-order at major retail store websites and is scheduled for a September 9th release on the Playstation 4, XBox One, XBox 360 and Playstation 3 gaming consoles.

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