UPDATED FOR 2021-22!
The fans are back in the stands, and we have fully-updated rosters, teams, leagues, and stats for the 21-22 season.
REALISTIC HISTORICAL BACKGROUND.
Junior, College, and European leagues in historical games have been significantly fleshed out, so young players will no longer just be free agents before they’re signed or drafted, and the Sponsorship/Affiliate system that was used by the NHL up until the 1960’s is now simulated as well.
BUILD YOUTH SYSTEMS
European teams will now be able to take steps to improve the quality of the young players entering their youth systems.
ADJUSTABLE TRADE DIFFICULTY
Trading difficulty can now be adjusted, allowing for easier or more difficult trade negotiations – or nearly impossible ones!
MORE POSTGAME FEEDBACK!
A new postgame analysis screen points out the good, the bad, and the ugly of both teams’ performances.
IMPROVED 2D MODE
The 2D game system has undergone many changes to improve player behaviour, animation, and statistical output, and received some new graphics and animations.
2D Mode now has a “highlights” option that’ll allow you to view only the game’s key moments, or just the goals.
NEW CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS!
Custom games can now add tournaments that allow the participation of teams from multiple leagues, and can add new leagues after the game has started.
YOUR OWN NOTEPAD
Players now have a user-editable “Notes” view that can be used to record your own notes, reminders, etc. regarding them.
We’ve added a new “hockey card” style for displaying player portraits on some screens.
AND MUCH MORE!
A huge number of possibilities let you create your own unique hockey universe
Can you defeat your friends to hoist the Stanley Cup®?
The ONLY PC game officially licensed by the NHL®