Carolina Hurricanes: A Look at NHL 20 Player Ratings

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 19: EA Sports NHL 20 cover athlete Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs speaks onstage during the 2019 NHL Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 19: EA Sports NHL 20 cover athlete Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs speaks onstage during the 2019 NHL Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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RALEIGH, NC – MARCH 28: Carolina Hurricanes left wing Warren Foegele (13) celebrates a goal during the 2nd period of the Carolina Hurricanes game versus the Washington Capitals on March 28th, 2019 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. (Photo by Jaylynn Nash/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC – MARCH 28: Carolina Hurricanes left wing Warren Foegele (13) celebrates a goal during the 2nd period of the Carolina Hurricanes game versus the Washington Capitals on March 28th, 2019 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. (Photo by Jaylynn Nash/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

Warren Foegele – Predicted OVR 79

Warren Foegele had a solid start to life in the NHL. Before the start of this season, Foegele averaged a goal in just under every ten minutes played in the NHL. Okay, he only played twice but picked up three points from his first two NHL games in the 2017-18 season.

This season was his year to breakthrough into the main roster for good. He took his place and never looked back. He was virtually rewarded throughout the season with a juicy +4 to his OVR rating in NHL 19. Upon release, he was sitting in the Charlotte Checkers, with former Hurricanes Phil Di Giuseppe and Valentin Zykov ahead of him.

Despite being upgraded so heavily during the season, it wouldn’t be obscene to think he could go up yet again. Going up two ratings might be optimistic, but still deserved. Let’s hope the guys and girls over at EA Studios were playing close attention to Foegele this season.

He finished the season with 15 points from 77 games played and while those numbers aren’t astonishing, his value to the team certainly was. He scored big goals at very important times for the Carolina Hurricanes, taking them all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals.

For his goal against the Washington Capitals alone, Foegele’s Deking should be 99. Fine, maybe not, but a conservative jump from 80 to 82 will do. It wouldn’t be bad to see some sort of increase to all of his Puck Skills in NHL 20.

Another area for improvement would be his Skating stats. It would be nice to see a little increase in each of these. Foegele is quick for a big guy, I think 84 for Speed and Acceleration is a little harsh to him. Maybe add an extra one onto Agility too, just to be kind.

Off. Awareness seems like that last stat that might need a boost. Only by one point, taking him level with Brock McGinn. Outside of the stats mentioned, I don’t think that Foegele was poorly rated in NHL 19. His improvement throughout the year certainly shows that.