The crop of centers in the game is as deep as ever before, and it shows with the ratings that have been dished out.
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby leads the way with an incredible 96 overall rating; Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is right behind him with a 94. Rounding out the top five centers are Steven Stamkos of Tampa Bay, Pavel Datsyuk of Detroit and New York’s John Tavares.
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Both the Penguins and the Red Wings have two players from the organization crack the top 10 as Henrik Zetterberg and Evgeni Malkin sit comfortably inside the list. The rest of the top 10 can be found below with no real surprises to be had. Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comment section.
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10. Tyler Seguin – Dallas Stars — 91 overall
9. Ryan Getzlaf – Anaheim Ducks — 91 overall
8. Henrik Zetterberg – Detroit Red Wings — 92 overall
7. Anze Kopitar – Los Angeles Kings — 92 overall
6. Evgeni Malkin – Pittsburgh Penguins — 92 overall
5. John Tavares – New York Islanders — 92 overall
4. Pavel Datsyuk – Detroit Red Wings — 93 overall
3. Steven Stamkos – Tampa Bay Lightning — 93 overall
2. Jonathan Toews – Chicago Blackhawks — 94 overall
1. Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins — 96 overall
Michael is a former Managing Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s covered the Buffalo Sabres, along with the NHL in general, for various outlets since 2009. His work has been featured on outlets such as Yahoo, Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports.