It is hard to believe that Connor McDavid will be heading into his ninth season into the NHL. The consensus number 1 overall draft pick from 2015 has lived up to his hype and has been on a tear throughout the NHL over the past 8 years. While the Edmonton Oilers haven’t been able to win a Stanley Cup with him yet, they sure have put together some great teams. Connor McDavid has been so good over the past 8 years that McDavid has been the highest rated NHL video game player since NHL 18. Does that continue for NHL 24, or is there a new sheriff in town ready to dethrone him?
Predicting Connor McDavid’s NHL 24 rating
If you thought Connor McDavid’s career high in points during the 2021-2022 season of 123 was impressive in 80 games, then you are going to be extremely impressed with this next stat. Connor McDavid shattered that career high of points by scoring 153 points during the 2022-2023 NHL regular season. With a career high 64 goals and a career high 89 assists, Connor McDavid became the first player to score 150 points in a season since Mario Lemieux, who had 161 points in 1995-1996.
Connor McDavid is the best player in the NHL and will go down as one of the greatest NHL players to ever live. Connor McDavid is only 26 years old and is only 150 points away from 1,000 career NHL points. To add even more praise to McDavid, Connor McDavid also won the Hart Trophy, Ted Lindsay, Rocket Richard, and the Art Ross all this past season. We are witnessing a true generation superstar before out eyes.
With all of that being said, there is a reason why Connor McDavid has been the highest rated NHL player since NHL 18. As NHL 24 rolls around, I can’t see this streak ending. As a 153-point player this last season, I expect Connor McDavid to be a 96 or even 97 overall.
In the most recent NHL 23, Connor McDavid led the way as a 95 overall. We all know that EA Sports can get a little weird with their NHL ratings, but a 96 or 97 overall is on the horizon surely. EA Sports NHL doesn’t have a 99 club, but if they did, McDavid would be a 99 without the blink of an eye. However, due to the fact that it does not exist, Connor McDavid should have a decent lead over the player with the second highest overall.
With everything Connor McDavid has done in his career and this past season, I honestly believe Connor McDavid deserves to be given a 97 overall by EA Sports. Unfortunately, since the NHL ratings “cap” can sometimes fluctuate from year to year on the what the highest overall player should receive, McDavid will probably be somewhere around a 96 overall. The official NHL 24 player ratings should be just around the corner.