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.
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.