We reviewed NHL 15 last year, it was a bare-bones offering that left fans cold. The game would get updates that would try to right the wrongs, but it didn’t quite fix things anyone wanted. The result of NHL 16 is essentially a do-over, but this is not NHL 15.5, it is very much NHL 16 and is proud of itself. The thrill of passing the puck, and getting that slapshot opposite of the goalie’s position, and that satisfying “ting!” off of the goalpost never gets old as this is the best on-ice action the series has seen in a good while.
Electronic Arts, the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced today during the 2015 NHL Awards that three-time Stanley Cup Champions Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane from the Chicago Blackhawks will both appear on the cover of EA SPORTS NHL 16. This marks the first time in franchise history that the cover has featured two teammates as well as the Stanley Cup trophy. Kane and Toews are also the only athletes to appear on an EA SPORTS™ NHL cover twice. The duo spotlight embodies the spirit of NHL 16, where you’ll play together and win together.