NHL 22 X-Factor players detailed: Skaters, shooters, goalies

There's some big names in this list...

NHL 22 X-Factor players have recently been revealed by EA, and we’ve got the full list for you below.

As we’ve detailed previouslyNHL 22‘s X-Factor system has been inspired by Madden NFL and means to identify unique, game-changing players.

We’ve grouped X-Factor players into revelvant categories, all below.

Shooting X-Factors

  • Auston Matthews: Shock and Awe
  • Artemi Panarin: Make It Snappy
  • David Pastrnak: Shnipe
  • Nikita Kucherov: Make It Snappy
  • Brad Marchard: Make It Snappy
  • Jake Guentzel: Shnipe
  • Alexander Ovechkin: One Tee
  • John Carlson: Thunder Clap
  • Alex Debrincat: Make It Snappy
  • Sidney Crosby: Beauty Backhand
  • Shea Theodore: Heatseeker
  • Mark Scheifele: Shnipe
  • Steven Stamkos: One Tee
  • Jack Eichel: Make It Snappy
  • Dougie Hamilton: Heatseeker
  • Matthew Tkachuk: It’s Tricky
  • Kyle Connor: Thunderclap

Skating X-Factors

  • Nathan Mackinnon: Ankle Breaker
  • Mat Barzal: Elite Edges
  • Connor McDavid: Wheels
  • Cale Makar: Elite Edges
  • Brayden Point: Wheels
  • Kris Letang: In Reverse

Strategy X-Factors

  • Patrick Kane: Puck on a String
  • Seth Jones: Quick Pick
  • Aleksander Barkov: All Alone
  • Joe Pavelski: Big Tipper
  • Ryan O’Reilly: Quick Draw
  • Gabriel Landeskog: Crease Crasher
  • Anze Kopitar: Quick Pick

Passing X-Factors

  • Leon Draisaitl: Tape to Tape
  • Mikko Rantanen: Tape to Tape
  • Sebastian Aho: Third Eye
  • Mitch Marner: Third Eye
  • Jonathan Huberdeau: Tape to Tape
  • Elias Pettersson: Third Eye
  • Roman Josi: Send It
  • Kirill Kaprizov: Tape To Tape
  • Mika Zibanejad: Magnetic
  • Adam Fox: Tape To Tape

Defence X-Factors

  • Victor Hedman: Stick ‘Em Up
  • Mark Stone: Yoink!
  • Patrice Bergeron: Yoink!
  • Sean Couturier: Stick ‘Em Up
  • Alex Pietrangelo: Shutdown
  • Jaccob Slavin: Shutdown

Goalie X-Factors

  • Andrew Vasilevskiy: Contortionist
  • Carey Price: Post to Post
  • Connor Hellbuyck: Dialed In
  • Mark-Andre Fleury: All or Nothing

NHL 22 heads to Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PS4 and PS5 on 15 October 2021. Its special X-Factor Edition will provide three days of early access from 12 October 2021.

NHL 22

15 October 2021
PS4 PS5 Xbox One Xbox Series S & X

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