Live out your ultimate hockey fantasy with all-new modes and even more depth and customization in fan favorite modes. Feel the thrill of fantasy draft night with Draft Champions, play for international pride in the World Cup of Hockey, or manage the team business in Franchise Mode. Take your EA SPORTS Hockey League team to the next level by progressing through ranks to unlock customisation items and give your uniform a unique look, or use the all-new Arena Creator to build the home ice you've always wanted. Celebrate career defining Moments in Be a Pro and immerse yourself into the most exciting Hockey Ultimate Team ever with the introduction of team Synergy, completely changing the way you build and play your dream team. Own Every Zone in NHL 17 with more end-to-end gameplay control than ever before. Authentic goalies look and play the part with true-to-life stances, striking emotion and a new reactionary save system. Net Battles change the game for offensive and defensive zone play, and dozens of thrilling new goal celebrations capture the excitement of scoring the biggest goals on game night. Performance tuning and enhancements across all gameplay deliver more responsive hitting, skating and passing.;Whether you're competing online for elite status or lacing up the skates for the very first time, the next generation of the critically acclaimed Visual On-Ice Trainer and Coaching Feedback tools return to teach you the skills needed to sharpen your game. Unprecedented control over gameplay settings and sliders give you the tools to go from fast, action-packed gameplay all the way to the most authentic simulation so you can play the style of hockey you love.
- NHL Draft Champions - A fast new fantasy hockey experience featuring NHL superstars. Each round challenges managers to choose the best players to build a balanced team. Immediately following your draft, take to the ice and fulfill your team's potential by winning the Draft Championship.
- World Cup of Hockey - For the first time in EA SPORTS NHL history, play for national pride in a full International Tournament Mode. Featuring all of the official World Cup of Hockey teams, players and uniforms, take to the ice on a world stage as your national team and heroes.
- Franchise Mode - A fan-favorite! Be a GM mode expands to complete control of an entire franchise with the addition of unique team owners. Control your favorite team and lead them to Stanley Cup glory by managing the team and the business behind the scenes.