2. Tampa Bay Lightning
We can’t have a list without the reigning 2020 Stanley Cup Champions. Typically the Stanley Cup Champions tend to have the highest overall in the newest NHL video games. I believe that, that trend is not going to change. The Tampa Bay Lightning should have the highest overall team rating in the game because they have a great offense, defense, and they have solid goaltending as well. This is why they probably won the 2020 Stanley Cup Champion.
You are going to see a lot of gamers choose to play as the Tampa Bay Lightning just because they won the Stanley Cup. However, the Lightning are a great team to play as if you plan on racking up some wins. They are just so much of a well-rounded team that they have 4 players rated 90 overall or higher and one at each position on offense, defense, and goaltending. The Lightning are such a balanced team that even if this is your first time playing an NHL video game, they will surely help you get some wins.
NHL 21 is going to bring out the competitiveness in all of its gamers and there isn’t a better team this year to be competitive with than the Tampa Bay Lightning. However, if you don’t want to be on the Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 21 video game bandwagon there are plenty of other teams that will help you get wins in NHL 21.