By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The NHL Network is releasing rankings of its top 50 players and three Penguins players have been featured so far.

Rankings have been revealed in blocks of 10 players at a time, and Penguins players were featured in the recent lists the NHL Network provided.

Kris Letang was named the 46th best player in the league, Jake Guentzel was named the 42nd best player, while Evgeni Malkin was ranked the 33rd best.

The Penguins are set to begin their season on October 12, when they visit the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning.