From Press Release:
In NHL 18, Franchise Mode now lets you reshape the entire NHL with the new Expansion Draft feature where you get to create and draft a 32nd NHL team and shake up the league.
Pick from top players as you run an expansion draft, building a unique 32nd NHL team roster and take on the front office role to manage the team and the business. Select your team’s hometown location and choosing from cities across North America and Europe, then design everything from the arena, uniforms, logos and – for the first time ever- your very own mascot; all in the new Creation Zone.
Franchise Mode also now features the Vegas Golden Knights, giving you the option to play as the new 31st team or to re-run the Golden Knights expansion draft on your own and make the picks you want to see on the team.
For complete info on what’s new in NHL 18 Franchise Mode, visit the official EA SPORTS NHL website.