The top end of the player ratings have now been released by EA for NHL 2018. While top 10s in position groups had already seen the light of day (links below), we now have full lists of the top 50 overall and top young stars to mull over. It's not a huge surprise who tops the Young Stars list if you realize that the top overall player is a 20 year old Edmonton Center who broke out last year and led the league in goals, and just signed the highest professional hockey contract in history. Spoiler alert: it's Connor McDavid, y'know, the guy on the cover of the game.
Methodology of the ratings and changes to this years overall totals were detailed in a blog post, and there's those positional ratings that break it down a little more easily into relevant groups: