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NHL 15’s New Update Brings Online Team Play, Rookie Draft and More

by Joey Davidson | October 23, 2014October 23, 2014 1:30 pm PDT

Online Team Play in NHL 15

With the third major content update for NHL 15, EA Sports has taken the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of the game one stride closer to where they it have been at launch.

The new update includes two of the bigger requested features: Online Team Play and the Rookie Draft in Be a GM mode.

Here’s the official description for both from EA Sports, in case you have no idea what they are.

Online Team Play

Play online with up to ten players, locked to a single position using real-world rosters. These matches will be 5v5 ranked with AI controlled goalies.

Be a GM – Rookie Draft

For the first time in the NHL franchise, you will be put on the clock and feel the pressure like a real NHL GM. As they do at the NHL Entry Draft, you have three minutes to make a draft pick.

If the pressure is too much, you can also call timeouts to extend the amount of time you have to make a draft pick or potentially negotiate a trade. You can make trades at any time during the draft. The CPU will also propose trades to each other and the user throughout the course of the draft.

Without the EA Sports Hockey League, this game just won’t be the same for me personally. Still, OTP and the Rookie Draft are huge components in this franchise, so hopefully their additions will make some gamers extremely happy.

In other good news, the following clubs now have their new third sweaters available for play.

  • Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) 3rd jersey
  • Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) 3rd jersey
  • Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) 3rd jersey
  • Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL) 3rd jersey
  • Red Deer Rebels (WHL) 3rd jersey
  • Sarnia Sting (OHL) 3rd jersey
  • Boisbriand-Blainville Armada (QMJHL) 3rd jersey

Yes, that third Pens jersey shall be virtually mine!

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Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...