EA Sports definitely gets things right with the five best goalies in NHL 23.
Goaltending gives teams the chance to steal a game from an opponent. This is true in the NHL as well as in the virtual world of NHL 23 where a team with a good goalie could stand on his head to keep things close.
One piece of information before we jump in. If you are starting a franchise mode in NHL 23 and are coming to this list to decide which goalie to bring to your franchise, I would not pick any of these netminders. The goalie who is definitely a must-have for franchise mode would be Jake Oettinger.
Oettinger is just 23 years old, is signed for three years at $4 million and is already 86 overall int he game. Oettinger has been great for the Dallas Stars so far this season, and he would be a great addition to any team when looking at his age, contract and skill.
Top 5 Best Goalies in NHL 23
5. John Gibson
The fifth best goalie in the game has to be John Gibson of the Anaheim Ducks. Gibson has a 90 overall rating, including a 90 overall rating for both agility and visibility. He also has a 89 overall rating for speed.
4. Jacob Markstrom
Every goalie mentioned now is a real game-changer, in my opinion. Jacob Markstrom of the Calgary Flames is the fourth-best goalie in the game. He also has a 90 overall rating, including an 89 rating for agility and a 91 rating for visibility. Markstrom is 32 years old and was great for the Flames this past season.
3. Connor Hellebuyck
At the third overall spot, we have Connor Hellebuyck of the Winnipeg Jets. Hellebuyck has been one of the top goalies in the league for a long time. He currently has a rating of 91 overall, including a 90 rating in agility and a 91 rating in visibility. Hellebuyck is a prime example of a goalie who could steal a few goals from an opponent in an online match for your team.
2. Igor Shesterkin
At number two, we get the future of the NHL in Igor Shesterkin. Shesterkin is only 26 and is the second highest-rated goalie in the league. The 92 overall goalie had a busy offseason bringing in a lot of hardward for his play with the New York Rangers.
1. Andrei Vasilevskiy
The top goalie in NHL 23 is Andrei Vasilevskiy, without question. Vasilevskiy has spent his entire career with the Tampa Bay Lightning, going to three straight Stanley Cup Finals as of late. He is one of the main reasons the team is as great as they are.
Vasilevskiy is a hybrid goalie who has a visibility rating of 93 and a shot recover rating of 95. He is perfect in most situations and has an x factor ability of contortionist making it even harder to score on him.
When playing online versus match against an opponent or on the couch with your friends you cannot go wrong with any of these goalies in a game. Every one of them will give you a great chance to win, even with some chances going the wrong way on the ice.