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The Athletic Poll Regarding The Most Overrated Players Provides Shocking Results

Published January 31, 2024 at 5:17 PM

The Athletic's Annual NHL Survey

Every year, The Athletic conducts a survey among National Hockey League (NHL) players, covering a wide range of topics. The responses, often unexpected, generate significant interest among hockey fans.

A particularly compelling question in the survey asks players to identify who they believe is the most overrated player in the league. This year's responses continued to intrigue the audience.

Diverse Opinions with No Clear Consensus

The category labeled 'Other' topped the results with 26.73%, representing a diverse group of over 25 players, each receiving at least one vote. This highlights the wide range of opinions among players about who is considered overrated.

Top Names in the Overrated Category

Anaheim Ducks' Trevor Zegras was ranked as the second most overrated player, securing 12.87% of the votes. He was closely followed by Edmonton Oilers' Darnell Nurse with 7.92%.


Tied for fourth place were Matthew Tkachuk of Florida and Jason Robertson of Dallas, both receiving 6.93% of the votes.

Surprising Results for Tkachuk and Robertson

The placement of Matthew Tkachuk and Jason Robertson in the overrated category came as a surprise. Despite what is perceived as a decline in their performance from the 2022-23 season, both players maintain an average of over a point per game.

This revelation suggests that their peers in the league might hold a different view of their value compared to their statistical output.

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The Athletic Poll Regarding The Most Overrated Players Provides Shocking Results

Do you think Zegras is one of the most overrated players in the league?

Yes2976.3 %
No923.7 %
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