Backes and Pietrangelo are top-50 players in EA’s NHL 15

EA has been slowly revealing their player ratings for NHL 15 over the last couple of weeks. To date, there hasn’t been much to get excited about for Blues fans. That changed when EA unveiled their top-50 player, based on ratings, for the game which comes out in September. David Backes and Alex Pietrangelo cracked the top-50 list, checking in at 38th and 31st, respectively.

Backes received an 89 rating in the upcoming video game while Pietrangelo did one better with a 90. All things considered, it’s pretty impressive to see two Blues forwards in the top-50. It’s a bit surprising to see that Paul Stastny missed the cut considering most would favor his offensive upside over Backes, but that’s how the virtual ratings panned out.

Via EA, here are the player cards for Backes and Pietrangelo:



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