- Estimated difficulty: 5/10 (personal estimate 6/10) (Platinum Difficulty Thread)
- Offline trophies: 32 (1, 1, 7, 23)
- Online trophies: 16 (1, 4, 11) HUT, EASHL and GM Connected require connection to EA Servers. - Unobtainable
- Approximate amount of time to : 100+ hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 150 EASHL games, 30 EASHL club games, at least 3 Be a Pro Seasons, 3 NHL Moments Live, 1 Ranked Shootout, 1 Winter Classic Game
- Number of missable trophies: 0
- Glitched trophies: 2, "You Are The Champion My Friend" and "Another Direction" (both easily fixed)
- Do trophies stack: No
- Does difficulty affect any trophies: Yes, HONDA - Superstar for a Moment
- Do cheat codes disable trophies: None
- Additional accessories required: No
- Is an Online Pass required?: Yes
EA Sports welcomes you to their latest hockey simulator: NHL 13! This year's edition focuses on an enhanced skating system, which significantly improves the realism of in-game skating. Also new this year is GM Connected mode which allows many people to play as GMs or skaters in a persistent online club. Another small new feature is NHL Moments Live, which features different scenarios throughout the season (this was, of course, a design feature implemented before the lockout). EA Sports Hockey League (EASHL) and Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT) also return with some enhanced features. Earning a platinum in NHL 13 is not necessarily difficult, but many of the trophies can be a grind or are luck-based. Good luck - I hope you're able to Raise Your Banner in NHL 13!
If you ever feel intimidated by the terminology (which can be overwhelming to a new player) simply visit the NHL 13 Glossary of Terms.
Step 1: Winter Classic
Let's start off easy. Fire up the game, select "Play Now" from the main menu, then "Winter Classic". Pick either the New York Rangers or the Philadelphia Flyers, set the game to Rookie, and enjoy NHL 13's new features. You'll earn Winter Classic as soon as the game is completed.
Step 2: NHL Moments Live
You'll earn the following trophies in "NHL Moments Live":
HONDA – Your Moment is Now
HONDA – Time to Shine
HONDA – 82 Game Grind
HONDA – Superstar for a Moment
HONDA – Second Season
Step 3: Online Shootout - Unobtainable
In this mode you'll earn:
Locked And Loaded
See Locked and Loaded for a method for obtaining these trophies.
Step 4: Play Now
These five trophies can be earned in Play Now games on rookie difficulty with sliders adjusted, though you may get any or all of these trophies simply by playing the game or through your Be a Pro seasons. A second controller can be helpful in earning these trophies.
Play Now trophies include:
Come at Me Bro
Coast to Coast
Put it on Net
Step 5: Be A GM
NOTE: This is not the same as GM Connected. This mode is accessed by going to Other Game Types from the main menu.
Your goal here is simple but time consuming. You're looking to get Legend GM (short for General Manager). See Legend GM for the walkthrough.
Step 6: GM Connected - Unobtainable
This mode is accessed off the main menu. It is not the same thing as "Be a GM" mode.
You'll earn the following trophies in this mode:
Call in the Ringers
You Are The Champion My Friend
Most of these trophies can be boosted with a couple of friends. You'll need 5 people for Real Competition.
Glitch warning: You Are The Champion My Friend is reportedly glitched. Make sure you make a save before playing and completing the Stanley Cup-clinching final game so you can reload if the trophy doesn't pop the first time.
Step 7: Be a Pro
This is the step that will take a majority of your time. The bright side is that you'll be taking out 13 of the trophies with your center alone! You’ll need 3 separate Be a Pro careers in total: one forward (3-4 seasons), one defenseman (1 season), and one goalie (1 season). You will earn the following trophies (in roughly this order) with your pros:
Are You Kidding Me?
Play Through the Pain
Raise the Cup
Kid’s Got Talent
Red Light Specialist
Best of the Best
Puck Puck Goose Egg
See Two-Way Threat for suggested Be A Pro settings for your forward, Firewall for your defenseman, and Puck Puck Goose Egg for your goalie.
Glitch Warning: Another Direction will glitch if you request a trade in your first season in the NHL. You must wait until at least season 2 to request a trade after you've built up some trade worth via scoring points.
Step 8: HUT - Unobtainable
Start up your Hockey Ultimate Team from the main menu. I recommend changing your favourite team to the Florida Panthers (located in My NHL 13) to help with Complete Set you will earn:
HUT Playoff Winner
You can find help boosting in the HUT Boosting Thread.
Step 9: EASHL - Unobtainable
You'll wrap up the last few trophies in EASHL, which is accessed in "Online" on the main menu. The last trophies left are:
Fear No Man
Lead By Example
Raise Your Banner '13
Most of these trophies can be boosted. You need at least 2 people to play an EASHL club game against another team, but for boosting purposes you'll need a team of no less than 4 people with a maximum of 6 people. Playing with only 3 people will not count statistics towards your legend card.
You can find help boosting in the EASHL Boosting Thread.
CONGRATULATIONS! If you followed this Road Map, you've just earned a well-deserved Platinum. Now get back on the ice, score some goals, put on some hits or stand on your head to make the save.