EA Sports Unveils NHL 20’s Hockey Ultimate Team of 2019
EA Sports has announced the six leaders of the roster of NHL 20 Hockey Ultimate Team, the Ultimate 2019 team. The lineup includes Left Wing for the Washington Capitals, Alexander Ovechkin as well as Center for the Edmonton Oilers, Connor McDavid. Each of the players selected will receive both in and out-of-game recognition such as custom skates, special in-game items and much more. NHL 20 is available for Xbox One and PS4 right now, where gamers can make their own Ultimate Team of 2019.
The following hockey players have been immortalized as NHL 20 Hockey Ultimate Team of 2019:
- Jordan Binnington (Goalie; St. Louis Blues) – The backstop to one of the more unlikely Stanley Cup runs in NHL history, the rookie netminder helped turn the St. Louis Blues from a last-place team to Stanley Cup Champs by posting a 24-5-1 record in the regular season.
- Connor McDavid (Center; Edmonton Oilers) – Likely the game’s unquestioned top player, McDavid keeps churning out 100 point seasons and has amassed a ridiculous 59 points in 37 games to start this year’s campaign.
- John Carlson (Defenseman; Washington Capitals) – At the end of the 2018-19 season, Carlson posted 70 points, fourth-most among defensemen and currently leads the NHL in points from a defenseman this season.
- Nikita Kucherov (Right Wing: Tampa Bay Lightning) – Kucherov took over the 2019 NHL Awards, winning the Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP), Art Ross Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award, on the coattails of a historic 128 point season.
- Brent Burns (Defenseman; San Jose Sharks) – Posting a career-high in points with 83 in the 2018-19 season, Burns’ towering presence and elite skating ability easily puts him among the league’s best blueliners.
- Alexander Ovechkin (Left Wing; Washington Capitals) – The 2018-19 season saw The Great 8 capture his eighth Rocket Richard Trophy as the league’s top scorer. With Stanley Cup Champion on his resume, Ovechkin is on a clear path to cementing himself as one of the sport’s top players of all time.
Each player will be given a special Team of the Year HUT item in-game which is their highest-rated item of the year. Outside of the game, players will receive a special trophy, custom Team of the Year skates for players from Bauer and CCM. The one Goalie on the list, Jordan Binnington from the St. Louis Blues will be getting a Team of the Year mask as well.
Are you surprised by any of these players making the Ultimate Team of the year? Who was your favorite player this year? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: Press Release