Forwards Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki’s excellent start to the season earned them a pat on the back from the creators of the « NHL 23 » video game.
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Indeed, EA Sports’ hockey game rewarded the Montreal Canadiens’ offensive point guards in its new roster update.
Suzuki, who started the season with an 86 rating, is having the best moments of his young career. The Habs captain had 11 goals and 23 points in 20 games and saw his rating rise to 88.
After a spectacular end to the season, expectations were high for Caufield. The little number 22 has lived up to expectations so far this season and is part of the National Hockey League’s elite with 12 goals and 21 points. His rating thus fell from 84 to 86.
« How soon will Caufield and Captain Suzuki reach 90 odds? » EA Sports optimistically asked on Twitter.
Connor McDavid (from 94 to 96), David Pastrnak (from 91 to 93), Brad Marchand (from 91 to 92) and Brady Tkachuk (from 86 to 88) are among the group of players that the video game company had under- estimated.