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All-new game modes, new and deeper experiences in fan-favorite modes, and the best on-ice gameplay ever make NHL 17 the most exciting EA SPORTS NHL game to date.
Live out your hockey fantasy in all-new Draft Champions and World Cup of Hockey game modes, own every zone with authentic goaltenders, new Net Battles on offense and defense, and bone-crushing Collision Physics. Take your team to the next level in the most customizable EA SPORTS Hockey League ever and bring your game to life with dozens of thrilling new goal celebrations. No matter how you play the game, NHL 17 lets you shape your legacy on and off the ice.
LIVE YOUR HOCKEY FANTASY IN NEW GAME MODES
No matter how you play the game, NHL 17 delivers new modes to connect to your favorite teams and players. Feel the thrill of fantasy draft night with a star power team in Draft Champions, or play for national pride in the World Cup of Hockey. Be a GM fans experience the evolution of team management and take on the entire business in Franchise Mode, where you call the shots from concessions to arena relocation.
WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY
NEW WAYS TO PLAY FAN FAVORITE GAME MODES
Take your EA SPORTS Hockey League team to the next level by progressing through ranks to unlock customization items and give your uniform a unique look, or use the all-new Arena Creator to build the home ice you’ve always wanted. Celebrate career defining Moments in Be a Pro and immerse yourself into the most exciting Hockey Ultimate Team ever with the introduction of team Synergy, completely changing the way you build and play your dream team.
CLIMB THE RANKS THROUGH EASHL
EASHL ARENA PROGRESSION
CAREER DEFINING MOMENTS
HUT DYNAMIC SETS
OWN EVERY ZONE
CELEBRATE WITH STYLE
NHL 17 Vision Trailer
EA SPORTS also released the all-new NHL 17 Vision Trailer, an inside look at the development of NHL 17 and how the team is working directly with fans to build the biggest and most exciting hockey game to date. Whether you’re challenging a friend on the couch or building a team to compete at the most elite level, see how NHL 17 gives you the power to shape your hockey legacy no matter how you play the game. Fans can also sign up to become an EA SPORTS NHL® 17 Insider and get early access to news, trailers, behind-the-scenes videos, exclusive content and more
About the NHL EA Series
NHL is a series of professional ice hockey simulation video games developed by EA Canada and published yearly by Electronic Arts under the EA Sports brand. The game is developed under license from the National Hockey League (NHL), which enables the use of the league’s team names, stadiums and colors in the game, and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), which enables the use of the League’s player names and likenesses.
Electronic Arts Inc. in partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL®) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA®), announced that fans will determine the next face of the franchise through the EA SPORTS™ NHL® 17 Cover Vote. This year, eight hockey superstars — one from each of the eight teams competing in the World Cup of Hockey 2016 — have been selected to represent their NHL and national teams as they compete for the cover. Voting begins today on NHL.com and on Twitter, and fans are permitted to support their favorite player by voting as many times as they want, ensuring their pick advances to the final rounds.
Despite a strong push from his Team Canada teammates at the World Championship, Calder Trophy nominee Connor McDavid was eliminated from the EA Sports’ NHL 17 cover vote competition Tuesday. The Edmonton Oilers wonderkid was knocked out by San Jose Sharks forward Joe Pavelski, who now meets St. Louis Blues sniper Vladimir Tarasenko in the final. McDavid was among eight NHL stars — one representative from each World Cup of Hockey 2016 team — in the tournament-style vote-off. The 19-year-old beat Jakub Voracek in the opening round. Pavelski took down Anze Kopitar before McDavid, while Tarasenko got past Victor Hedman and Jamie Benn. Ever the sportsman, the Sharks captain was classy in victory.
EA Sports will announce the winner at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas in June.