NHL 22 X-Factors Explained: Zone and Superstar Abilities, All X-Factor Players Lists

Here’s everything that you need to know about X-Factors, Zone Abilities, and Superstar Abilities, as well as lists of all of NHL 22’s X-Factor players.

NHL 22 X-Factors Explained: Zone and Superstar Abilities, All X-Factor Players Lists guide

New to EA Sports’ NHL game series, hundreds of ice hockey players in NHL 22 now come with the ‘X-Factor’ tag. So, this has many players wondering what are X-Factor Abilities, what’s the difference between Zone and Superstar, and which players have these new boosts?

Here, we’re going through everything that you need to know about X-Factors. You’ll find lists of the players that have the powerful Zone Abilities, more lists of those with Superstar Abilities, and our selection of the best X-Factors in NHL 22 that you can make use of in your lines below.

What are X-Factor Abilities in NHL 22?

X-Factor Abilities in NHL 22 are a new addition to player profiles that gives them an additional boost in select situations. The X-Factor Abilities apply to all positions and most player potential grades, with even some expected to be of AHL quality having these boosts. You can tell which players have these abilities by the ‘X-Factor’ logo shown on the left side of their profile page.

What’s the difference between a Zone Ability and Superstar Ability?

NHL 22 X-Factors explained: difference between a Zone Ability and Superstar Ability

Zone Abilities are much more influential than Superstar Abilities, with these gold tiles defining the player’s style and offering the greatest boost in the situations that pertain to the Zone Ability. Superstar Abilities aren’t as strong in the level of their boost as Zone Abilities are, but still offer an enhancement in key situations.

A select few NHL players have Zone Abilities in NHL 22, and while those X-Factor Abilities that are listed as Zone Abilities on a player offer the greatest effect possible, those same boosts can also come in the form of a Superstar Ability. So, these players will get a boost in the same situations, but not to the extent as if it was a Zone Ability rather than a Superstar Ability.

How do you use X-Factor Abilities in NHL 22?

X-Factor Abilities, both Zone and Superstar, are automatically activated in the situations that they pertain to in NHL 22. So, you don’t have to press any specific buttons or perform key actions in a game to activate a Zone Ability or Superstar Ability. For example, Ankle Breaker allows you to deke opponents easily, but it only activates when you hit top speed. Each X-Factor’s description should inform you of when it comes into play.

List of all the X-Factor Abilities in NHL 22

Below, you’ll find the full list of all of the X-Factor Abilities – and the official in-game descriptions – that appear as Zone Abilities for a select batch of players in NHL 22. These can also appear as Superstar Abilities.

  • All Alone: Exceptional power and accuracy on all penalty shots and breakaways.
  • All Or Nothing: Exceptional range, accuracy, and recovery when poke checking.
  • Ankle Breaker: Exceptional ability to deke opponents at top speed.
  • Beauty Backhand: Exceptional power and accuracy when shooting on the backhand.
  • Big Rig: Exceptional strength and agility when driving the net in puck protect; stronger free hand to hold off the defender when cutting to the net.
  • Big Tipper: Advanced speed, accuracy, and range when deflecting shots.
  • Bounce Back: Significantly reduces the chance of injury with exceptional recovery speed from injuries; player can only be injured once in a game.
  • Bouncer: Exceptional at battles around the net; greatly increases stability, stick tension, and limb strength around the net; opposing players take longer to recover from net battles.
  • Crease Crasher: Exceptional ability to corral bouncing pucks off of rebounds; greatly increases shot accuracy on rebounds.
  • Contortionist: Exceptional save range, recovery, and save ability while in spread-V with or against momentum.
  • Elite Edges: Exceptional manoeuvrability with the ability to turn tight corners while retaining high speed; it’s always active, and an indicator is triggered when a defender is burned.
  • Heatseeker: Exceptional power and accuracy when taking wrist or snap shots from a distance.
  • It’s Tricky: Exceptional at performing trick dekes while greatly increasing shot accuracy out of trick dekes.
  • One Tee: Exceptional power and accuracy on one-timers; greatly increases ability to one-time less than ideal passes.
  • Make It Snappy: Exceptional power and accuracy when taking snap shots while skating.
  • Magnetic: Exceptional skill at picking up pucks at speed, corralling bouncing or rolling pucks, and reeling in less than ideal passes.
  • Puck On A String: Exceptional toe-drag and stick handling speed.
  • Quick Draw: Exceptional quickness on faceoff draws; greatly increases effectiveness on tie-up wins; great at defensive zone draws.
  • Quick Pick: Exceptional at intercepting pucks; also significantly increases a player’s range when intercepting pucks.
  • Seeing Eye: Exceptional power and accuracy on shots when the goalie is screened; a screened goalie’s reaction time is also greatly reduced when shooting with this ability.
  • Send It: Large increase to pass assist with exceptional ability to auto-saucer long passes.
  • Shnipe: Phenomenal skill to settle pucks with exceptional wrist shot power and accuracy off settled pucks.
  • Shutdown: Exceptional accuracy when poke checking against momentum or at speed in rush situations; also greatly improves shot-blocking and hitting strength while defending against rush chances.
  • Stick ‘Em Up: Phenomenal defensive stick speed; exceptional accuracy when poke checking against momentum or at speed; greatly reduces the chance of a penalty.
  • Tape To Tape: Exceptional power and accuracy on all passes within vision passes will also auto-saucer when necessary.
  • Third Eye: Large increase to pass assist with exceptional ability to auto-saucer pass out of a player’s field of vision.
  • Thunder Clap: Exceptional power and accuracy when taking slap shots from the point.
  • Truculence: Exceptional stability and assist on shoulder checks; greatly increases the chance of knocking over the opponent and sapping their energy.
  • Unstoppable Force: Exceptional strength with the puck and a greatly increased ability to hold onto the puck when off balance.
  • Wheels: Exceptional agility, speed, and acceleration when skating with the puck; it’s always active, and the indicator is triggered when a defender is burned.
  • Whirlwind: Provides considerable energy boost for all skaters on the team after making three saves within five seconds.
  • X-Ray: Screens have considerably less impact to goalie vision.
  • Yoink: Exceptional accuracy when stick lifting against momentum or at speed; opposing players take much longer to recover from stick lifts.

These are the X-Factor Abilities found as Superstar Abilities and don’t appear as Zone Abilities on players from the start of NHL 22.

  • Adventurer: Great goalie skating.
  • Back At Ya: Increase payback to hitters.
  • Born Leader: Boosts team energy on goals.
  • Butterfly Effect: Great butterfly goalie.
  • Close Quarters: Great in close shooting.
  • Dialled In: Boosts saves when on a roll.
  • Extra Padding: Great slap shot saves.
  • Handled It: One-on-one saves boost team energy.
  • Ice Pack: Great shot-blocking.
  • In Reverse: Great back skating ability.
  • Last Stand: Great one-on-one saves.
  • Light Work: Great wrist shot saves.
  • No Contest: Great puck battling.
  • Off The Rush: Great slap shot on the rush.
  • Post To Post: Great post-to-post saves.
  • Shock And Awe: Great shooting out of toe drag.
  • Shrug It Off: Great hit recovery.
  • Spin-O-Rama: Great spin-o-rama ability.
  • Sponge: Great rebound control.
  • Tip Jar: Great deflection saves.
  • Total Eclipse: Great goalie screening.

Best X-Factor Zone Abilities in NHL 22

If you’ve got to choose between certain Zone Abilities to add to your team, consider these to be deserving of priority on your list – also noted are the players who have these top X-Factor Abilites:

  • Contortionist (Andrei Vasilevskiy)
  • Make It Snappy (Andrei Svechnikov, William Nylander, Alex DeBrincat, Nikita Kucherov, Jake Guentzel, Mark Scheifele, Jack Eichel)
  • One Tee (Elias Lindholm)
  • Quick Draw (Ryan O’Reilly)
  • Shnipe (David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand)
  • Stick ‘Em Up (Sean Couturier, Zach Dean)
  • Tape To Tape (Elias Pettersson, Adam Fox, Mikko Rantanen, Mitchell Marner, Jonathan Huberdeau)
  • Thunder Clap (John Carlson)
  • Unstoppable Force (Connor McDavid, Alexander Radulov)
  • Wheels (Kyle Connor, Brayden Point, Nathan MacKinnon, Thomas Chabot)

It should also be noted that the Zone Abilities listed above are widely available as Superstar Abilities across several players. So, if you spot any of these listed on a player, put them up a little bit higher in your rankings.

All Zone Ability goaltenders in NHL 22

Player Zone Ability Superstar Abilities Age Team
Marc-Andre Fleury All Or Nothing Last Stand, Whirlwind, Butterfly Effect, X-Ray 36 Chicago Blackhawks
Philipp Grubauer X-Ray Whirlwind, Contortionist 29 Seattle Kraken
Carey Price X-Ray All Or Nothing, Light Work, Contortionist 34 Montréal Canadiens
Connor Hellebuyck Whirlwind Handled It, Sponger, X-Ray 28 Winnipeg Jets
Andrei Vasilevskiy Contortionist Last Stand, Whirlwind, Handled It, Sponge 27 Tampa Bay Lightning

All Zone Ability centers in NHL 22

Player Zone Ability Superstar Abilities Age Team
Evgeny Kuznetsov Ankle Breaker Close Quarters, Third Eye, Tape to Tape 29 Washington Capitals
Bo Horvat Send It Wheels, Quick Draw, Truculence 26 Vancouver Canucks
Cole Sillinger Heatseeker Thunder Clap 18 Medicine Hat Tigers (CBJ NHL rights)
Zach Dean Stick ‘Em Up Big Rig 18 Gatineau Olympiques (VGK NHL rights)
Elias Lindholm One Tee Yoink! 26 Calgary Flames
Joel Eriksson Ek Bounce Back Third Eye, Yoink! 24 Minnesota Wild
Zachary Bolduc Big Tipper Bouncer 18 Québec Remparts (STL NHL rights)
Mark Scheifele Make It Snappy Wheels, Tape To Tape, Stick ‘Em Up 28 Winnipeg Jets
Mika Zibanejad Magnetic Make It Snappy, Tape To Tape, No Contest 28 New York Rangers
Sean Couturier Stick ‘Em Up Puck On A String, Crease Crasher, Yoink! 28 Philadelphia Flyers
Claude Giroux Puck On A String Off The Rush, Third Eye, Send It, Quick Draw 33 Philadelphia Flyers
Ryan O’Reilly Quick Draw Tape To Tape, No Contest, Bouncer, Yoink! 30 St. Louis Blues
Anze Kopitar Bouncer Unstoppable Force, Tape To Tape, Quick Pick, Quick Draw 34 Los Angeles Kings
John Tavares Heatseeker All Alone, Shnipe, Tape To Tape, Big Tipper 31 Toronto Maple Leafs
Patrice Bergeron Yoink! Big Rig, Puck On A String, Bouncer, Quick Draw, Quick Pick 36 Boston Bruins
Jack Eichel Make It Snappy Unstoppable Force, One Tee, Send It, Born Leader 24 Buffalo Sabres
Sebastian Aho Send It No Contest, Bouncer 24 Carolina Hurricanes
Brayden Point Wheels Unstoppable Force, Puck On A String 25 Tampa Bay Lightning
Sidney Crosby Beauty Backhand Puck On A String, Wheels, Tape To Tape, No Contest, Big Tipper 34 Pittsburgh Penguins
Elias Pettersson Tape To Tape Ankle Breaker, All Alone, Truculence, Make It Snappy 22 Vancouver Canucks
Auston Matthews All Alone Make It Snappy, Seeing Eye, Third Eye 24 Toronto Maple Leafs
Nathan MacKinnon Wheels Ankle Breaker, Make It Snappy, Shock And Awe, Magnetic 26 Colorado Avalanche
Connor McDavid Unstoppable Force Ankle Breaker, Big Rig, Send It, Crease Crasher 24 Edmonton Oilers

All Zone Ability right defensemen in NHL 22

Player Zone Ability Superstar Abilities Age Team
Adam Fox Tape To Tape Elite Edges, Third Eye, Bouncer 23 New York Rangers
Alex Pietrangelo Shutdown One Tee, Third Eye, Tape To Tape, Ice Pack, Stick ‘Em Up 31 Vegas Golden Knights
John Carlson Thunder Clap Shnipe, Seeing Eye, Third Eye, Tape To Tape 31 Washington Capitals
Cale Makar Elite Edges Heatseeker, Seeing Eye, Send It, Shutdown, In Reverse 22 Colorado Avalanche
Dougie Hamilton Heatseeker Thunder Clap, Send It 28 New Jersey Devils
Seth Jones Quick Pick Ice Pack, Stick ‘Em Up, Yoink! 26 Chicago Blackhawks
Colton Parayko Yoink! Truculence, Quick Pick 28 St. Louis Blues

All Zone Ability left defensemen in NHL 22

Player Zone Ability Superstar Abilities Age Team
Roman Josi Third Eye Puck On A String, Wheels, Thunder Clap 31 Nashville Predators
Victor Hedman Yoink! Shutdown, Seeing Eye, Thunder Clap, Third Eye, Quick Pick 30 Tampa Bay Lightning
Quinn Hughes Big Rig Third Eye 21 Vancouver Canucks
Thomas Chabot Wheels Seeing Eye, Tape To Tape 24 Ottawa Senators
Ivan Provorov Yoink! Ice Pack, In Reverse 24 Philadelphia Flyers
Jakob Chychrun Seeing Eye Heatseeker 23 Arizona Coyotes
Darnell Nurse Shutdown Bouncer, In Reverse 26 Edmonton Oilers
Shea Theodore Heatseeker Elite Edges, Thunder Clap, Third Eye, Magnetic 26 Vegas Golden Knights
Mackenzie Weegar Ankle Breaker Shutdown, Bouncer 27 Florida Panthers
Jaccob Slavin Truculence Third Eye, Bouncer, Stick ‘Em Up 27 Carolina Hurricanes

All Zone Ability right wingers in NHL 22

Player Zone Ability Superstar Abilities Age Team
Joe Pavelski Big Tipper One Tee, Magnetic 37 Dallas Stars
Alexander Radulov Unstoppable Force Make It Snappy, Thunder Clap, Tape To Tape 35 Dallas Stars
Pavel Buchnevich Third Eye Puck On A String 26 St. Louis Blues
Mark Stone Yoink! Shnipe, No Contest, Quick Pick 29 Vegas Golden Knights
Andrei Svechnikov Make It Snappy Spin-O-Rama, No Contest 21 Carolina Hurricanes
William Nylander Make It Snappy Ankle Breaker, Crease Crasher 25 Toronto Maple Leafs
David Pastrnak Shnipe Ankle Breaker, Puck On A String, Seeing Eye, It’s Tricky, Third Eye 25 Boston Bruins
Alex DeBrincat Make It Snappy Ankle Breaker, Wheels, No Contest 23 Chicago Blackhawks
Mikko Rantanen Tape To Tape All Alone, Make It Snappy, Third Eye, Magnetic 24 Colorado Avalanche
Nikita Kucherov Make It Snappy Ankle Breaker, One Tee, Shock And Awe, Third Eye, Tape To Tape 28 Tampa Bay Lightning
Mitchell Marner Tape To Tape Puck On A String, In Reverse, Send It 24 Toronto Maple Leafs
Patrick Kane Ankle Breaker Spin-O-Rama, Third Eye, Send It, Crease Crasher 32 Chicago Blackhawks

All Zone Ability left wingers in NHL 22

Player Zone Ability Superstar Abilities Age Team
Filip Forsberg Puck On A String Truculence, Heatseeker, Shnipe, No Contest 27 Nashville Predators
Jonathan Huberdeau Tape To Tape  Puck On A String, Magnetic 28 Florida Panthers
Gabriel Landeskog Crease Crasher Back At Ya, Total Eclipse, Big Tipper 28 Colorado Avalanche
Matthew Tkachuk It’s Tricky Unstoppable Force, Total Eclipse 23 Calgary Flames
Brad Marchand Shnipe Ankle Breaker, Third Eye, Send It, Quick Pick, Yoink! 33 Boston Bruins
Jake Guentzel Make It Snappy Heatseeker, Crease Crasher 26 Pittsburgh Penguins
Kirill Kaprizov Third Eye Ankle Breaker, Unstoppable Force 24 Minnesota Wild
Kyle Connor Wheels Shnipe, One Tee, Magnetic 24 Winnipeg Jets
Dylan Guenther Big Rig Heatseeker, Beauty Backhand 18 Edmonton Oil Kings (ARZ NHL rights)
Alex Ovechkin Seeing Eye Unstoppable Force, Back At Ya, Shnipe, Shock And Awe 36 Washington Capitals

All NHL 22 players with only Superstar Abilities

The players below are those with Superstar Abilities but not a Zone Ability, with the skaters generally being listed by their potential ratings.

X-Factor goaltenders with only Superstar Abilities

Player Superstar Abilities Age Team
Semyon Varlamov Butterfly Effect 33 New York Islanders
Mike Smith Adventurer, Handled It 39 Edmonton Oilers
Jordan Binnington Butterfly Effect, All Or Nothing, Sponge 28 St. Louis Blues
Robin Lehner Contortionist, X-Ray 30 Vegas Golden Knights
Juuse Saros All Or Nothing, Post To Post 26 Nashville Predators
Tuukka Rask Last Stand, Dialled In, Contortionist 34 Free Agent
John Gibson Dialled In, Butterfly Effect, Handled It, Contortionist 28 Anaheim Ducks
Hugo Alnefelt Last Stand, Sponge 20 Syracuse Crunch (TBL NHL rights)
Mads Søgaard Sponge 20 Belleville Senators (OTT NHL rights)
Lukas Dostal Adventurer 21 San Diego Gulls (ANA NHL Rights)
Axel Brage Tip Jar, Adventurer 32 Leksands IF (NHL Free Agent)
Adam Ohre Extra Padding 26 HC Vita Hästen
Adam Åhman Butterfly Effect, All Or Nothing 22 Växjö Lakers HC
Claes Endre Adventurer 25 IF Björklöven
Jacob Ingham Dialled In 21 Ontario Reign (LAK NHL rights)
Matthew Villalta Adventurer 22 Ontario Reign (LAK NHL rights)
Arvid Söderblom Sponge, Last Stand, Dialled In 22 Rockford IceHogs (CHI NHL rights)

X-Factor defensemen with only Superstar Abilities

Player Superstar Abilities Position Age Team
Miro Heiskanen Wheels, Send It, Tape To Tape, In Reverse LD / RD 22 Dallas Stars
Carson Lambos Magnetic LD 18 Winnipeg Ice (MIN NHL rights)
Simon Edvinsson Elite Edges, Truculence, Wheels LD 18 Frölunda HC (DRW NHL rights)
Brandt Clarke Wheels, Heatseeker RD 18 Barrie Colts (LAK NHL rights)
Charlie McAvoy Send It, Ice Pack RD 23 Boston Bruins
Zach Werenski Seeing Eye, Stick ‘Em Up, Tape To Tape LD 24 Columbus Blue Jackets
Aaron Ekblad Shnipe, Heatseeker, Send It, Quick Pick RD 25 Florida Panthers
Drew Doughty Send It, Stick ‘Em Up, Ice Pack, Quick Pick RD 31 Los Angeles Kings
Morgan Reilly Seeing Eye, Heatseeker, Third Eye, Tape To Tape LD 27 Toronto Maple Leafs
Jared McIsaac Heatseeker, Tape To Tape LD 21 Grand Rapids Griffins (DRW NHL rights)
Victor Söderström Off The Rush, Quick Pick RD 20 Arizona Coyotes
Neal Pionk Puck On A String, Seeing Eye, Tape To Tape RD 26 Winnipeg Jets
Kris Letang Elite Edges, Heatseeker, Tape To Tape, Quick Pick RD 34 Pittsburgh Penguins
Jeff Petry One Tee, Stick ‘Em Up, Bouncer RD 33 Montréal Canadiens
Nils Lundkvist In Reverse, Heatseeker RD / LD 21 New York Rangers
Samuel Girard Wheels, Spin-O-Rama, Tape To Tape, Magnetic LD 23 Colorado Avalanche
Josh Morrissey Shutdown, Stick ‘Em Up, Ice Pack LD 26 Winnipeg Jets
Ryan Suter Stick ‘Em Up LD 36 Dallas Stars
Jared Spurgeon Truculence, Stick ‘Em Up, Bounce Back RD 31 Minnesota Wild
Mark Giordano Stick ‘Em Up, Ice Pack, Born Leader, Quick Pick LD 37 Seattle Kraken
John Klingberg Wheels, Seeing Eye, Send It, Elite Edges RD 29 Dallas Stars
Shea Weber One Tee, Truculence, Bouncer, Born Leader, Quick Pick RD 36 Montréal Canadiens
Tyson Barrie Send It RD 30 Edmonton Oilers
Mattias Ekholm Shutdown, Ice Pack, Stick ‘Em Up LD 31 Nashville Predators
Tobias Björnfot Shrug It Off, Send It LD 20 Los Angeles Kings
Ryan Ellis Bounce Back, Quick Pick RD 30 Philadelphia Flyers
Ryan McDonagh Stick ‘Em Up, Shutdown, Ice Pack, Yoink! LD 32 Tampa Bay Lightning
Malte Setkov Tape To Tape, Thunder Clap, In Reverse LD / RD 22 AIK (NHL free agent)
Mattias Samuelsson Tape To Tape LD 21 Rochester Americans (BUF NHL rights)
Markus Niemeläinen Big Rig, Crease Crasher LD 23 Bakersfield Condors (EDM NHL rights)
Hunter Drew Born Leader, Truculence LD 22 San Diego Gulls (ANA NHL rights)
Johannes Kinnvall Send It RD 24 Stockton Heat (CGY NHL rights)
Brayden Pachal Total Eclipse RD 22 Henderson Silver Knights (VGK NHL rights)
Korbinian Holzer Born Leader RD / LD 33 Adler Mannheim (NHL free agent)
Turner Ottenbreit Born Leader LD / RD 24 Iowa Wild (MIN NHL rights)
Gabe Bast Quick Pick, Tape To Tape RD 24 KalPa (NHL free agent)
Charle-Edouard D’Astous In Reverse, Quick Pick LD / RD 23 Colorado Eagles (COL NHL rights)
Kim Johansson Heatseeker LD / RD 23 Luleå HF (NHL free agent)
Ryan Murphy One Tee, Heatseeker RD / LD 28 Grand Rapids Griffins (DRW NHL rights)
Tim Erixon Heatseeker LD / RD 30 Timrå IK (NHL free agent)

X-Factor forwards with only Superstar Abilities

Player Superstar Abilities Position Age Team
Aleksander Barkov Shock And Awe, Puck On A String, Crease Crasher, Yoink! C 26 Florida Panthers
Mathew Barzal In Reverse, Ankle Breaker, Tape To Tape C 24 New York Islanders
William Eklund Magnetic, Puck On A String, No Contest C / LW 18 San Jose Barracuda (SJS NHL rights)
Cole Perfetti Ankle Breaker, Elite Edges C 19 Manitoba Moose (WPG NHL rights)
Brock Boeser One Tee, Make It Snappy RW 24 Vancouver Canucks
Lucas Raymond Shock And Awe, Wheels RW / LW 19 Grand Rapids Griffins (DRW NHL rights)
Patrik Laine Unstoppable Force, Seeing Eye, Shnipe, Tape To Tape RW / LW 23 Columbus Blue Jackets
Dylan Larkin Elite Edges, Wheels C / LW 25 Detroit Red Wings
Brady Tkachuk Total Eclipse, Ankle Breaker, Back At Ya, Bouncer LW 22 Ottawa Senators
Nikolaj Ehlers Wheels, Unstoppable Force, Magnetic, Make It Snappy RW / LW 25 Winnipeg Jets
Artemi Panarin Shnipe, Ankle Breaker, One Tee, Third Eye, Tape To Tape LW 29 New York Rangers
Blake Wheeler Unstoppable Force, Third Eye RW 35 Winnipeg Jets
Nicklas Backstrom Tape To Tape, Send It, No Contest, Yoink! C 33 Washington Capitals
Johnny Gaudreau Puck On A String, Close Quarters, Tape To Tape, Magnetic LW 28 Calgary Flames
Taylor Hall Unstoppable Force, Make It Snappy LW 29 Boston Bruins
Steven Stamkos Shnipe, Spin-O-Rama, Heatseeker, Make It Snappy, Shock And Awe C / RW 31 Tampa Bay Lightning
Evgeni Malkin Ankle Breaker, Big Rig, Off The Rush, Third Eye C 35 Pittsburgh Penguins
Kevin Fiala Unstoppable Force, Make It Snappy LW / RW 25 Minnesota Wild
Vasily Ponomarev No Contest C 19 Khimik Voskresensk (CAR NHL rights)
Mason McTavish Crease Crasher, Quick Draw C 18 Peterborough Petes (ANA NHL rights)
Travis Konecny Tape To Tape, Crease Crasher RW / LW 24 Philadelphia Flyers
Wyatt Johnston Ice Pack C 18 Windsor Spitfires (DAL NHL rights)
James Malatesta It’s Tricky, Wheels, Tape To Tape, Shock And Awe C 18 Québec Remparts (CBJ NHL rights)
Hendrix Lapierre Tape To Tape, Yoink! C 19 Acadie-Bathurst Titan (WSH NHL rights)
Xavier Bourgault Total Eclipse, Puck On A String C 18 Shawinigan Cataractes (EDM NHL rights)
Brennan Othmann Ankle Breaker LW 18 Flint Firebirds (NYR NHL rights)
Emil Heineman Ice Pack, Yoink! LW 19 Leksands IF (CGY NHL rights)
Isak Rosén Magnetic LW / RW 18 Leksands IF (BUF NHL rights)
Roope Hintz Wheels, Shnipe C / LW 24 Dallas Stars
Logan Couture Shnipe, No Contest C 32 San Jose Sharks
Fabian Lysell Shock And Awe, Ice Pack LW 18 Providence Bruins (BOS NHL rights)
Cam Atkinson Ankle Breaker, Magnetic, Shnipe RW 32 Philadelphia Flyers
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Tape To Tape C / LW 28 Edmonton Oilers
TJ Oshie Puck On A String, Truculence, Make It Snappy, Beauty Backhand RW 34 Washington Capitals
Max Pacioretty Make It Snappy, One Tee LW 32 Vegas Golden Knights
JT Miller Bouncer, Stick ‘Em Up LW / C 28 Vancouver Canucks
Tomas Hertl Big Rig, Unstoppable Force, It’s Tricky C / LW 27 San Jose Sharks
Teuvo Teravainen Third Eye LW / RW 27 Carolina Hurricanes
Evander Kane Big Rig, Back At Ya, Crease Crasher, Truculence LW 30 San Jose Sharks
Jakub Voracek Ankle Breaker, Third Eye, Tape To Tape RW / LW 32 Columbus Blue Jackets
Brendan Gallagher Heatseeker, Total Eclipse, Crease Crasher RW 29 Montréal Canadiens
Tyler Toffoli Make It Snappy RW 29 Montréal Canadiens
David Perron Make It Snappy, All Alone LW / RW 33 St. Louis Blues
Zack Ostapchuk Wheels, Big Rig, Big Tipper LW 18 Vancouver Giants (OTT NHL rights)
Lukas Jasek Shock And Awe RW 24 Lahden Pelicans (VAN NHL rights)
Nathan Légaré Big Rig, Off The Rush RW 20 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (PIT NHL rights)
Fabian Zetterlund Stick ‘Em Up RW 22 Utica Comets (NJD NHL rights)
German Rubtsov Wheels C 23 Lehigh Valley Phantoms (PHI NHL rights)
Paul Cotter Yoink! C 21 Henderson Silver Knights (VGK NHL rights)
Matias Mäntykivi No Contest C 20 Providence Bruins (BOS NHL rights)
Ivan Lodnia Puck On A String RW 22 Iowa Wild (MIN NHL rights)
Tobias Rieder No Contest, Stick ‘Em Up LW / RW 28 Free Agent
Elmer Söderblom Quick Pick, Yoink! C 20 Frölunda HC (DRW NHL rights)
Trey Fix-Wolansky Magnetic, All Alone RW 22 Cleveland Monsters (CBJ NHL rights)
Carter Rowney No Contest C / RW 32 Detroit Red Wings
Anton Blidh No Contest LW / RW 26 Providence Bruins (BOS NHL rights)
Dennis Miller Ice Pack, Shutdown, Yoink! RW 22 Augsburger Panther (NHL free agent)
Kalle Miketinac Wheels, Tape To Tape, Yoink! C 22 Mora IK (NHL free agent)
Wojciech Stachowiak Crease Crasher LW 22 ERC Ingolstadt (NHL free agent)
Robert Carpenter Ice Pack LW / C 25 Free Agent
Joseph Cramarossa Elite Edges C 28 Iowa Wild (MIN NHL rights)
Hugo Reinhardt Stick ‘Em Up, Wheels C 25 Tingsryds AIF (NHL free agent)
Ian McKinnon Unstoppable Force C 23 Providence Bruins (BOS NHL rights)
Jonatan Harju Beauty Backhand LW 24 Södertälje SK (NHL free agent)

Now you know how the X-Factor Abilities work in NHL 22, which players have Zone Abilities, and those that feature Superstar Abilities.

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