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

PlayerZone AbilitySuperstar AbilitiesAgeTeam
Marc-Andre FleuryAll Or NothingLast Stand, Whirlwind, Butterfly Effect, X-Ray36Chicago Blackhawks
Philipp GrubauerX-RayWhirlwind, Contortionist29Seattle Kraken
Carey PriceX-RayAll Or Nothing, Light Work, Contortionist34Montréal Canadiens
Connor HellebuyckWhirlwindHandled It, Sponger, X-Ray28Winnipeg Jets
Andrei VasilevskiyContortionistLast Stand, Whirlwind, Handled It, Sponge27Tampa Bay Lightning

All Zone Ability centers in NHL 22

PlayerZone AbilitySuperstar AbilitiesAgeTeam
Evgeny KuznetsovAnkle BreakerClose Quarters, Third Eye, Tape to Tape29Washington Capitals
Bo HorvatSend ItWheels, Quick Draw, Truculence26Vancouver Canucks
Cole SillingerHeatseekerThunder Clap18Medicine Hat Tigers (CBJ NHL rights)
Zach DeanStick ‘Em UpBig Rig18Gatineau Olympiques (VGK NHL rights)
Elias LindholmOne TeeYoink!26Calgary Flames
Joel Eriksson EkBounce BackThird Eye, Yoink!24Minnesota Wild
Zachary BolducBig TipperBouncer18Québec Remparts (STL NHL rights)
Mark ScheifeleMake It SnappyWheels, Tape To Tape, Stick ‘Em Up28Winnipeg Jets
Mika ZibanejadMagneticMake It Snappy, Tape To Tape, No Contest28New York Rangers
Sean CouturierStick ‘Em UpPuck On A String, Crease Crasher, Yoink!28Philadelphia Flyers
Claude GirouxPuck On A StringOff The Rush, Third Eye, Send It, Quick Draw33Philadelphia Flyers
Ryan O’ReillyQuick DrawTape To Tape, No Contest, Bouncer, Yoink!30St. Louis Blues
Anze KopitarBouncerUnstoppable Force, Tape To Tape, Quick Pick, Quick Draw34Los Angeles Kings
John TavaresHeatseekerAll Alone, Shnipe, Tape To Tape, Big Tipper31Toronto Maple Leafs
Patrice BergeronYoink!Big Rig, Puck On A String, Bouncer, Quick Draw, Quick Pick36Boston Bruins
Jack EichelMake It SnappyUnstoppable Force, One Tee, Send It, Born Leader24Buffalo Sabres
Sebastian AhoSend ItNo Contest, Bouncer24Carolina Hurricanes
Brayden PointWheelsUnstoppable Force, Puck On A String25Tampa Bay Lightning
Sidney CrosbyBeauty BackhandPuck On A String, Wheels, Tape To Tape, No Contest, Big Tipper34Pittsburgh Penguins
Elias PetterssonTape To TapeAnkle Breaker, All Alone, Truculence, Make It Snappy22Vancouver Canucks
Auston MatthewsAll AloneMake It Snappy, Seeing Eye, Third Eye24Toronto Maple Leafs
Nathan MacKinnonWheelsAnkle Breaker, Make It Snappy, Shock And Awe, Magnetic26Colorado Avalanche
Connor McDavidUnstoppable ForceAnkle Breaker, Big Rig, Send It, Crease Crasher24Edmonton Oilers

All Zone Ability right defensemen in NHL 22

PlayerZone AbilitySuperstar AbilitiesAgeTeam
Adam FoxTape To TapeElite Edges, Third Eye, Bouncer23New York Rangers
Alex PietrangeloShutdownOne Tee, Third Eye, Tape To Tape, Ice Pack, Stick ‘Em Up31Vegas Golden Knights
John CarlsonThunder ClapShnipe, Seeing Eye, Third Eye, Tape To Tape31Washington Capitals
Cale MakarElite EdgesHeatseeker, Seeing Eye, Send It, Shutdown, In Reverse22Colorado Avalanche
Dougie HamiltonHeatseekerThunder Clap, Send It28New Jersey Devils
Seth JonesQuick PickIce Pack, Stick ‘Em Up, Yoink!26Chicago Blackhawks
Colton ParaykoYoink!Truculence, Quick Pick28St. Louis Blues

All Zone Ability left defensemen in NHL 22

PlayerZone AbilitySuperstar AbilitiesAgeTeam
Roman JosiThird EyePuck On A String, Wheels, Thunder Clap31Nashville Predators
Victor HedmanYoink!Shutdown, Seeing Eye, Thunder Clap, Third Eye, Quick Pick30Tampa Bay Lightning
Quinn HughesBig RigThird Eye21Vancouver Canucks
Thomas ChabotWheelsSeeing Eye, Tape To Tape24Ottawa Senators
Ivan ProvorovYoink!Ice Pack, In Reverse24Philadelphia Flyers
Jakob ChychrunSeeing EyeHeatseeker23Arizona Coyotes
Darnell NurseShutdownBouncer, In Reverse26Edmonton Oilers
Shea TheodoreHeatseekerElite Edges, Thunder Clap, Third Eye, Magnetic26Vegas Golden Knights
Mackenzie WeegarAnkle BreakerShutdown, Bouncer27Florida Panthers
Jaccob SlavinTruculenceThird Eye, Bouncer, Stick ‘Em Up27Carolina Hurricanes

All Zone Ability right wingers in NHL 22

PlayerZone AbilitySuperstar AbilitiesAgeTeam
Joe PavelskiBig TipperOne Tee, Magnetic37Dallas Stars
Alexander RadulovUnstoppable ForceMake It Snappy, Thunder Clap, Tape To Tape35Dallas Stars
Pavel BuchnevichThird EyePuck On A String26St. Louis Blues
Mark StoneYoink!Shnipe, No Contest, Quick Pick29Vegas Golden Knights
Andrei SvechnikovMake It SnappySpin-O-Rama, No Contest21Carolina Hurricanes
William NylanderMake It SnappyAnkle Breaker, Crease Crasher25Toronto Maple Leafs
David PastrnakShnipeAnkle Breaker, Puck On A String, Seeing Eye, It’s Tricky, Third Eye25Boston Bruins
Alex DeBrincatMake It SnappyAnkle Breaker, Wheels, No Contest23Chicago Blackhawks
Mikko RantanenTape To TapeAll Alone, Make It Snappy, Third Eye, Magnetic24Colorado Avalanche
Nikita KucherovMake It SnappyAnkle Breaker, One Tee, Shock And Awe, Third Eye, Tape To Tape28Tampa Bay Lightning
Mitchell MarnerTape To TapePuck On A String, In Reverse, Send It24Toronto Maple Leafs
Patrick KaneAnkle BreakerSpin-O-Rama, Third Eye, Send It, Crease Crasher32Chicago Blackhawks

All Zone Ability left wingers in NHL 22

PlayerZone AbilitySuperstar AbilitiesAgeTeam
Filip ForsbergPuck On A StringTruculence, Heatseeker, Shnipe, No Contest27Nashville Predators
Jonathan HuberdeauTape To Tape Puck On A String, Magnetic28Florida Panthers
Gabriel LandeskogCrease CrasherBack At Ya, Total Eclipse, Big Tipper28Colorado Avalanche
Matthew TkachukIt’s TrickyUnstoppable Force, Total Eclipse23Calgary Flames
Brad MarchandShnipeAnkle Breaker, Third Eye, Send It, Quick Pick, Yoink!33Boston Bruins
Jake GuentzelMake It SnappyHeatseeker, Crease Crasher26Pittsburgh Penguins
Kirill KaprizovThird EyeAnkle Breaker, Unstoppable Force24Minnesota Wild
Kyle ConnorWheelsShnipe, One Tee, Magnetic24Winnipeg Jets
Dylan GuentherBig RigHeatseeker, Beauty Backhand18Edmonton Oil Kings (ARZ NHL rights)
Alex OvechkinSeeing EyeUnstoppable Force, Back At Ya, Shnipe, Shock And Awe36Washington 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

PlayerSuperstar AbilitiesAgeTeam
Semyon VarlamovButterfly Effect33New York Islanders
Mike SmithAdventurer, Handled It39Edmonton Oilers
Jordan BinningtonButterfly Effect, All Or Nothing, Sponge28St. Louis Blues
Robin LehnerContortionist, X-Ray30Vegas Golden Knights
Juuse SarosAll Or Nothing, Post To Post26Nashville Predators
Tuukka RaskLast Stand, Dialled In, Contortionist34Free Agent
John GibsonDialled In, Butterfly Effect, Handled It, Contortionist28Anaheim Ducks
Hugo AlnefeltLast Stand, Sponge20Syracuse Crunch (TBL NHL rights)
Mads SøgaardSponge20Belleville Senators (OTT NHL rights)
Lukas DostalAdventurer21San Diego Gulls (ANA NHL Rights)
Axel BrageTip Jar, Adventurer32Leksands IF (NHL Free Agent)
Adam OhreExtra Padding26HC Vita Hästen
Adam ÅhmanButterfly Effect, All Or Nothing22Växjö Lakers HC
Claes EndreAdventurer25IF Björklöven
Jacob InghamDialled In21Ontario Reign (LAK NHL rights)
Matthew VillaltaAdventurer22Ontario Reign (LAK NHL rights)
Arvid SöderblomSponge, Last Stand, Dialled In22Rockford IceHogs (CHI NHL rights)

X-Factor defensemen with only Superstar Abilities

PlayerSuperstar AbilitiesPositionAgeTeam
Miro HeiskanenWheels, Send It, Tape To Tape, In ReverseLD / RD22Dallas Stars
Carson LambosMagneticLD18Winnipeg Ice (MIN NHL rights)
Simon EdvinssonElite Edges, Truculence, WheelsLD18Frölunda HC (DRW NHL rights)
Brandt ClarkeWheels, HeatseekerRD18Barrie Colts (LAK NHL rights)
Charlie McAvoySend It, Ice PackRD23Boston Bruins
Zach WerenskiSeeing Eye, Stick ‘Em Up, Tape To TapeLD24Columbus Blue Jackets
Aaron EkbladShnipe, Heatseeker, Send It, Quick PickRD25Florida Panthers
Drew DoughtySend It, Stick ‘Em Up, Ice Pack, Quick PickRD31Los Angeles Kings
Morgan ReillySeeing Eye, Heatseeker, Third Eye, Tape To TapeLD27Toronto Maple Leafs
Jared McIsaacHeatseeker, Tape To TapeLD21Grand Rapids Griffins (DRW NHL rights)
Victor SöderströmOff The Rush, Quick PickRD20Arizona Coyotes
Neal PionkPuck On A String, Seeing Eye, Tape To TapeRD26Winnipeg Jets
Kris LetangElite Edges, Heatseeker, Tape To Tape, Quick PickRD34Pittsburgh Penguins
Jeff PetryOne Tee, Stick ‘Em Up, BouncerRD33Montréal Canadiens
Nils LundkvistIn Reverse, HeatseekerRD / LD21New York Rangers
Samuel GirardWheels, Spin-O-Rama, Tape To Tape, MagneticLD23Colorado Avalanche
Josh MorrisseyShutdown, Stick ‘Em Up, Ice PackLD26Winnipeg Jets
Ryan SuterStick ‘Em UpLD36Dallas Stars
Jared SpurgeonTruculence, Stick ‘Em Up, Bounce BackRD31Minnesota Wild
Mark GiordanoStick ‘Em Up, Ice Pack, Born Leader, Quick PickLD37Seattle Kraken
John KlingbergWheels, Seeing Eye, Send It, Elite EdgesRD29Dallas Stars
Shea WeberOne Tee, Truculence, Bouncer, Born Leader, Quick PickRD36Montréal Canadiens
Tyson BarrieSend ItRD30Edmonton Oilers
Mattias EkholmShutdown, Ice Pack, Stick ‘Em UpLD31Nashville Predators
Tobias BjörnfotShrug It Off, Send ItLD20Los Angeles Kings
Ryan EllisBounce Back, Quick PickRD30Philadelphia Flyers
Ryan McDonaghStick ‘Em Up, Shutdown, Ice Pack, Yoink!LD32Tampa Bay Lightning
Malte SetkovTape To Tape, Thunder Clap, In ReverseLD / RD22AIK (NHL free agent)
Mattias SamuelssonTape To TapeLD21Rochester Americans (BUF NHL rights)
Markus NiemeläinenBig Rig, Crease CrasherLD23Bakersfield Condors (EDM NHL rights)
Hunter DrewBorn Leader, TruculenceLD22San Diego Gulls (ANA NHL rights)
Johannes KinnvallSend ItRD24Stockton Heat (CGY NHL rights)
Brayden PachalTotal EclipseRD22Henderson Silver Knights (VGK NHL rights)
Korbinian HolzerBorn LeaderRD / LD33Adler Mannheim (NHL free agent)
Turner OttenbreitBorn LeaderLD / RD24Iowa Wild (MIN NHL rights)
Gabe BastQuick Pick, Tape To TapeRD24KalPa (NHL free agent)
Charle-Edouard D’AstousIn Reverse, Quick PickLD / RD23Colorado Eagles (COL NHL rights)
Kim JohanssonHeatseekerLD / RD23Luleå HF (NHL free agent)
Ryan MurphyOne Tee, HeatseekerRD / LD28Grand Rapids Griffins (DRW NHL rights)
Tim ErixonHeatseekerLD / RD30Timrå IK (NHL free agent)

X-Factor forwards with only Superstar Abilities

PlayerSuperstar AbilitiesPositionAgeTeam
Aleksander BarkovShock And Awe, Puck On A String, Crease Crasher, Yoink!C26Florida Panthers
Mathew BarzalIn Reverse, Ankle Breaker, Tape To TapeC24New York Islanders
William EklundMagnetic, Puck On A String, No ContestC / LW18San Jose Barracuda (SJS NHL rights)
Cole PerfettiAnkle Breaker, Elite EdgesC19Manitoba Moose (WPG NHL rights)
Brock BoeserOne Tee, Make It SnappyRW24Vancouver Canucks
Lucas RaymondShock And Awe, WheelsRW / LW19Grand Rapids Griffins (DRW NHL rights)
Patrik LaineUnstoppable Force, Seeing Eye, Shnipe, Tape To TapeRW / LW23Columbus Blue Jackets
Dylan LarkinElite Edges, WheelsC / LW25Detroit Red Wings
Brady TkachukTotal Eclipse, Ankle Breaker, Back At Ya, BouncerLW22Ottawa Senators
Nikolaj EhlersWheels, Unstoppable Force, Magnetic, Make It SnappyRW / LW25Winnipeg Jets
Artemi PanarinShnipe, Ankle Breaker, One Tee, Third Eye, Tape To TapeLW29New York Rangers
Blake WheelerUnstoppable Force, Third EyeRW35Winnipeg Jets
Nicklas BackstromTape To Tape, Send It, No Contest, Yoink!C33Washington Capitals
Johnny GaudreauPuck On A String, Close Quarters, Tape To Tape, MagneticLW28Calgary Flames
Taylor HallUnstoppable Force, Make It SnappyLW29Boston Bruins
Steven StamkosShnipe, Spin-O-Rama, Heatseeker, Make It Snappy, Shock And AweC / RW31Tampa Bay Lightning
Evgeni MalkinAnkle Breaker, Big Rig, Off The Rush, Third EyeC35Pittsburgh Penguins
Kevin FialaUnstoppable Force, Make It SnappyLW / RW25Minnesota Wild
Vasily PonomarevNo ContestC19Khimik Voskresensk (CAR NHL rights)
Mason McTavishCrease Crasher, Quick DrawC18Peterborough Petes (ANA NHL rights)
Travis KonecnyTape To Tape, Crease CrasherRW / LW24Philadelphia Flyers
Wyatt JohnstonIce PackC18Windsor Spitfires (DAL NHL rights)
James MalatestaIt’s Tricky, Wheels, Tape To Tape, Shock And AweC18Québec Remparts (CBJ NHL rights)
Hendrix LapierreTape To Tape, Yoink!C19Acadie-Bathurst Titan (WSH NHL rights)
Xavier BourgaultTotal Eclipse, Puck On A StringC18Shawinigan Cataractes (EDM NHL rights)
Brennan OthmannAnkle BreakerLW18Flint Firebirds (NYR NHL rights)
Emil HeinemanIce Pack, Yoink!LW19Leksands IF (CGY NHL rights)
Isak RosénMagneticLW / RW18Leksands IF (BUF NHL rights)
Roope HintzWheels, ShnipeC / LW24Dallas Stars
Logan CoutureShnipe, No ContestC32San Jose Sharks
Fabian LysellShock And Awe, Ice PackLW18Providence Bruins (BOS NHL rights)
Cam AtkinsonAnkle Breaker, Magnetic, ShnipeRW32Philadelphia Flyers
Ryan Nugent-HopkinsTape To TapeC / LW28Edmonton Oilers
TJ OshiePuck On A String, Truculence, Make It Snappy, Beauty BackhandRW34Washington Capitals
Max PaciorettyMake It Snappy, One TeeLW32Vegas Golden Knights
JT MillerBouncer, Stick ‘Em UpLW / C28Vancouver Canucks
Tomas HertlBig Rig, Unstoppable Force, It’s TrickyC / LW27San Jose Sharks
Teuvo TeravainenThird EyeLW / RW27Carolina Hurricanes
Evander KaneBig Rig, Back At Ya, Crease Crasher, TruculenceLW30San Jose Sharks
Jakub VoracekAnkle Breaker, Third Eye, Tape To TapeRW / LW32Columbus Blue Jackets
Brendan GallagherHeatseeker, Total Eclipse, Crease CrasherRW29Montréal Canadiens
Tyler ToffoliMake It SnappyRW29Montréal Canadiens
David PerronMake It Snappy, All AloneLW / RW33St. Louis Blues
Zack OstapchukWheels, Big Rig, Big TipperLW18Vancouver Giants (OTT NHL rights)
Lukas JasekShock And AweRW24Lahden Pelicans (VAN NHL rights)
Nathan LégaréBig Rig, Off The RushRW20Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (PIT NHL rights)
Fabian ZetterlundStick ‘Em UpRW22Utica Comets (NJD NHL rights)
German RubtsovWheelsC23Lehigh Valley Phantoms (PHI NHL rights)
Paul CotterYoink!C21Henderson Silver Knights (VGK NHL rights)
Matias MäntykiviNo ContestC20Providence Bruins (BOS NHL rights)
Ivan LodniaPuck On A StringRW22Iowa Wild (MIN NHL rights)
Tobias RiederNo Contest, Stick ‘Em UpLW / RW28Free Agent
Elmer SöderblomQuick Pick, Yoink!C20Frölunda HC (DRW NHL rights)
Trey Fix-WolanskyMagnetic, All AloneRW22Cleveland Monsters (CBJ NHL rights)
Carter RowneyNo ContestC / RW32Detroit Red Wings
Anton BlidhNo ContestLW / RW26Providence Bruins (BOS NHL rights)
Dennis MillerIce Pack, Shutdown, Yoink!RW22Augsburger Panther (NHL free agent)
Kalle MiketinacWheels, Tape To Tape, Yoink!C22Mora IK (NHL free agent)
Wojciech StachowiakCrease CrasherLW22ERC Ingolstadt (NHL free agent)
Robert CarpenterIce PackLW / C25Free Agent
Joseph CramarossaElite EdgesC28Iowa Wild (MIN NHL rights)
Hugo ReinhardtStick ‘Em Up, WheelsC25Tingsryds AIF (NHL free agent)
Ian McKinnonUnstoppable ForceC23Providence Bruins (BOS NHL rights)
Jonatan HarjuBeauty BackhandLW24Södertälje 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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