EA has sent word that they have released an online roster update was released today for NHL 13. The update adds a duplicate version of NHL players who are playing in the following European leagues to their current team:
· Czech Extraliga (ELH)
· Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL)
· Elitserien (SEL)
· National League A (NLA)
This means that a player like Claude Giroux will remain on the Philadelphia Flyers roster, but will also be available on the Eisbaren Berlin (DEL) roster for online play.
Hockey is a global game and within NHL 13 there are five European leagues, 66 European teams and over 2100 players representing 26 countries across Europe. By adding NHL players who have joined those leagues to their respective team rosters, we are able to create an authentic experience for fans of those leagues and the NHL, worldwide. For fans of a specific NHL team, those players will still be available on their NHL rosters, which could make for some interesting matchups online.