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Tavares Rated 90 In NHL18

The Islanders captain ranked as a top-5 center in EA SPORTS NHL18

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

EA Sports released their player ratings for NHL18 on Monday and once again, John Tavares ranked near the top of the league. 

Tavares earned a 90 rating, the fifth highest-rated center in the game and tied for the 10th-highest rating in the game. The Islanders captain was one of 16 players to crack the 90 barrier and three points behind game leaders Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby. 

Tavares' puck skills - deking, hand-eye, passing and puck control - wrist shot accuracy and offensive awareness all garnered 94 ratings, his highest of any of the skills categories. That seems to fit Tavares' player profile as a highly-skilled and gifted offensive talent. 

For a full breakdown of Tavares' rating, check out the image above the story. 

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