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NHL 20: Top 3 Blackhawks’ players you need on your Ultimate Team

Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Alex DeBrincat, Chicago Blackhawks
Alex DeBrincat, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

2. Alex DeBrincat (Base, 2k Coins)

Alex DeBrincat is one of the best purchases you can make on the market. He’s a downgraded Alex Ovechkin who is quick on the ice. If you take DeBrincat and put him near the left circle, his one-timer speed will get the puck in the net often.

I’ve been using DeBrincat for a while now and he’s turned into a go-to player for me. As a left-handed shot in real life, using right-handed players has been tough for me during the NHL series my whole life. I’ve noticed DeBrincat is a lot better on the breakaway than most players.

An 86 overall, prime-time  DeBrincat, is already a better skater than most, with a 93 overall. As an 86 overall player, his shot isn’t the best. One-timers are your best bet of scoring often with DeBrincat. If you can get the goalie moving with DeBrincat in the slot, snipe it glove side with DeBrincat. You’ll have a lot of success there.

As you hit higher divisions, don’t count on an 86 overall DeBrincat to be your top player. He’s a good depth player, who fits well with Toews. I’ve had them on the same line for two seasons now, and they’ve done wonders for me.

My only knock on DeBrincat is his size. At 5′ 7″, 165 pounds, he is very easy to knock off the puck. I suggest not having him play the dump and chase game he plays in real life. EA Sports got his physical game wrong.

In real life, DeBrincat dominates his space, in NHL 20, he doesn’t. He is still worth being picked up as a depth left-winger.

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