When EA SPORTS NHL 21 hits the ice on October 16, players will experience a fully revamped Be A Pro mode featuring a race for the Calder Cup, an updated progression system and vast salary perks. Players can choose from 15 different player archetypes – forward, defenseman or goalie – to carve out their unique look, skating style, play style and more.
Players can start their careers prior to the NHL Draft in either the CHL, Memorial Cup or Europe, as they pry their way up draft boards and aim to become one of the most sought-after players in the world. Draft position and draft status will have a direct impact on rookie year expectations, so be prepared to live up to the hype.
New to Be A Pro, key moments will result in impactful conversations with media, teammates, coaches, general managers and more. Based on a player’s responses, their personality will start to grow, whether they want to trend towards a confident superstar or a quiet team player. Brand, management and likeability will all be affected based on conversations.
Get ready, Rook. Your legacy starts now.