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Dec 09, 2021

IIHF update for NHL 22 brings World Juniors and International Teams to the game, with Women’s Teams coming next year

From Press Release:

Today, EA SPORTS has made NHL 22 a truly global experience with IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) content, now available in-game as part of the latest patch update. Starting today, players can lace up their skates and experience the prestigious IIHF World Junior Championship as well as check out the updated jerseys and branding for the men’s national teams. The IIHF Men’s and World Juniors teams will be added to NHL 22 in a variety of ways, with Federations, logos, and uniforms available in Ultimate Team and World of Chel, and Play Now rosters will be updated to the latest official teams as they are announced. The IIHF Men’s World Championships will be playable in early 2022.

Playable women’s teams will also be available for the first time ever with the IIHF women’s national teams and IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship. Players will be able to celebrate this golden era of women’s hockey by playing as their favorite teams and players. Also starting early 2022, players can hit the ice with Team USA icon Hilary Knight and Hockey Canada captain Marie-Philip Poulin, among other superstars.

“The introduction of women’s national teams to NHL 22 as part of the upcoming IIHF content will be an important moment for the franchise in its continued effort to reflect the diversity of the hockey community,” said Sean Ramjagsingh, VP and GM, EA SPORTS. “We are proud to feature playable women’s teams for the first time in NHL 22, alongside the rising stars on the World Juniors teams.”

For more about the introduction of IIHF, please check out the website here.

NHL 22 also introduced a number of features that have been long-awaited by fans as part of this latest update: Roster Sharing and HUT Content Migration. Roster Sharing allows fans to download other players’ rosters that they have uploaded throughout the year, and HUT Content Migration allows players who started playing with previous generation consoles to transfer their HUT Team value and progress to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

For more details about Roster Sharing and HUT Content Migration, please check out the Patch Notes here. Further details on HUT Content Migration can be found in this blog.

NHL 22 is now available on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. For more information on EA SPORTS NHL, visit www.easports.com/NHL.

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