NHL 22 Superstar X-Factors Player List Revealed

Find out which elite players will hit the ice with their own Superstar X-Factor abilities in NHL 22.

On Monday, EA SPORTS announced the 50 elite players that will receive Superstar X-Factor abilities in NHL 22. The new Superstar X-Factor ability system introduces special skills and maneuvers to the game that are inspired by the league’s top players.

Superstar X-Factor abilities were first mentioned in the NHL 22 gameplay reveal trailer released last month. Inspired by the top players in the NHL, Superstar X-Factor abilities are signature moves that help differentiate the players and make for more immersive gameplay. The abilities are divided into six categories: skating, shooting, passing, defending, goaltending, and hockey IQ. You can find out more about each ability on the NHL 22 website.

NHL 22 – Superstar X-Factor Players List

Below is the full list of Superstar X-Factor players and their special Zone abilities in NHL 22, in no particular order.

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  • Auston Matthews (Toronto Maple Leafs)
    • Shock and Awe – Boost Shots after Dekes
  • Artemi Panarin (New York Rangers)
    • Make It Snappy – Boosts Snap Shot from Stride
  • David Pastrnak (Boston Bruins)
    • Shnipe – Elite Catch and Release of Shots
  • Leon Draisaitl (Edmonton Oilers)
    • Tape to Tape – Elite Core Passing
  • Nathan MacKinnon (Colorado Avalanche)
    • Ankle Breaker – Deke at Higher Speed
  • Mikko Rantanen (Colorado Avalanche)
    • Tape to Tape – Elite Core Passing
  • Andrei Vasilevskiy (Tampa Bay Lightning)
    • Contortionist – Boosts Wild Saves Ability
  • Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks)
    • Puck on a String – Elite Stick Handling
  • Matt Barzal (New York Islanders)
    • Elite Edges – Great Speed into Directional Changes
  • Seth Jones (Chicago Blackhawks)
    • Quick Pick – Boosts Puck Interceptions
  • Victor Hedman – Tampa Bay Lightning
    • Stick ‘Em Up – Boost Stick Checks
  • Cale Makar (Colorado Avalanche)
    • Elite Edges – Great Speed into Directional Changes
  • Aleksander Barkov (Florida Panthers)
    • All Alone – Elite Shot on the Breakaway
  • Nikita Kucherov (Tampa Bay Lightning)
    • Make It Snappy – Boosts Snap Shot from Stride
  • Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers)
    • Wheels – Great Skating with Puck
  • Mark Stone (Vegas Golden Knights)
    • Yoink! – Improves Stick Checks without Penalty
  • Brad Marchand (Boston Bruins)
    • Make It Snappy – Boosts Snap Shot from Stride
  • Joe Pavelski (Dallas Stars)
    • Big Tipper – Elite Level Deflections
  • Jake Guentzel (Pittsburgh Penguins)
    • Shnipe – Elite Catch and Release of Shots
  • Ryan O’Reilly (St. Louis Blues)
    • Quick Draw – Elite Level Faceoffs
  • Brayden Point (Tampa Bay Lightning)
    • Wheels – Great Skating with Puck
  • Sebastian Aho (Carolina Hurricanes)
    • Third Eye – Great Peripheral Passer
  • Gabriel Landeskog (Colorado Avalanche)
    • Crease Crasher – Elite Rebound Opportunist
  • Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins)
    • Yoink! – Improves Stick Checks without Penalty
  • Alexander Ovechkin (Washington Capitals)
    • One Tee – Elite One-Timers
  • John Carlson (Washington Capitals)
    • Thunderclap – Elite Slap Shot from the Point
  • Carey Price (Montreal Canadiens)
    • Post to Post – Elite Post to Post Saves
  • Alex DeBrincat (Chicago Blackhawks)
    • Make It Snappy – Boosts Snap Shot from Stride
  • Sean Couturier (Philadelphia Flyers)
    • Stick ‘Em Up – Boosts Stick Checks
  • Kris Letang (Pittsburgh Penguins)
    • In Reverse – Elite Back Skating Ability
  • Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins)
    • Beauty Backhand – Elite Backhand
  • Mitch Marner (Toronto Maple Leafs)
    • Third Eye – Great Peripheral Passer
  • Alex Pietrangelo (Vegas Golden Knights)
    • Shutdown – Elite 1 on 1 Defending
  • Shea Theodore (Vegas Golden Knights)
    • Heatseeker – Elite Wrist Shots
  • Marc Andre Fleury (Chicago Blackhawks)
    • All or Nothing – Elite Poke Checking
  • Jonathan Huberdeau (Florida Panthers)
    • Tape to Tape – Elite Core Passing
  • Elias Pettersson (Vancouver Canucks)
    • Third Eye – Great Peripheral Passer
  • Adam Fox (New York Rangers)
    • Tape to Tape – Elite Core Passing
  • Kirill Kaprizov (Minnesota Wild)
    • Tape to Tape – Elite Core Passing
  • Mika Zibanejad (New York Rangers)
    • Magnetic – Elite Pass Reception and Puck Pick Up
  • Mark Scheifele (Winnipeg Jets)
    • Shnipe – Elite Catch and Release of Shots
  • Connor Hellebuyck (Winnipeg Jets)
    • Dialed In – Elite Poke Checking
  • Jaccob Slavin (Carolina Hurricanes)
    • Shutdown – Elite 1 on 1 Defending
  • Matthew Tkachuk (Calgary Flames)
    • It’s Tricky – Elite Trick Shooting
  • Anze Kopitar (Los Angeles Kings)
    • Quick Pick – Boosts Puck Interceptions
  • Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay Lightning)
    • One Tee – Elite One-Timers
  • Roman Josi (Nashville Predators)
    • Send It – Elite Long Passing
  • Jack Eichel (Buffalo Sabres)
    • Make It Snappy – Boosts Snap Shot from Stride
  • Dougie Hamilton (New Jersey Devils)
    • Heatseeker – Elite Wrist Shots
  • Kyle Connor (Winnipeg Jets)
    • Thunderclap – Elite Slap Shot from the Point

NHL 22 will release on October 15, 2021 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One. Stay tuned for more news and game updates.

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