The 24-year-old Islander forward will have a 91 overall rating in the game when it comes out. According to EA Sports, "player ratings are based on scouting reports provided by a professional NHL Scout and take both a player’s offensive and defensive abilities into consideration."
Out of the six categories that a player is rated in, Tavares has five stars in three -- puck skills, shooting, and senses -- and four and a half stars in the other three categories -- skating, physical, and defense.
Tavares is second highest rated player among members of a New York area team. Only the Rangers' Hernik Lundqvist (93 overall rating) is higher on the list than the Islander forward. Lundqvist is ranked seventh by EA Sports.
Jonathan Toews (93 overall rating), Steven Stamkos (93 overall rating), and Sidney Crosby (96 overall rating) are the three highest rated player in NHL 15.