NHL 22 Adds First Playable Women's National Teams and Full Rosters Today

NHL 22 Adds First Playable Women's National Teams and Full Rosters Today

Richard Walker

EA Sports has today introduced playable women's teams and full rosters to NHL 22 for the first time, including the International Ice Hockey Federation Women's Teams and World Championship via a new update.

Female ice hockey icons like Team Canada's Marie-Philip Poulin and Natalie Spooner, as well as Team USA’s Hilary Knight and Kendall Coyne-Schofield will all be present and correct across a whole range of modes.

“It has been such a privilege to lace up my digital skates for the very first time in NHL 22, and to get to do so while playing for my country makes it all the more surreal,” said Team Canada captain, Poulin. “Representation matters, and I’m thrilled that every young girl who picks up a controller to play NHL 22 can feel like hockey is a sport for her, too.”

The latest NHL 22 update also adds the IIHF Men's World Championship, with sixteen international men's teams and ten international women's teams, available across Play Now, Online VS, Threes Now, and Shootout modes. You can check out the IIHF Women's Teams in the trailer below.

NHL 22 is available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

  • I'm not a woke guy and dispite the forced diversity throw at us in movies and games.

    But this diversity in content is what I really appreciate. It's a huge respect for the women in sport and it doesn't genderswap or force anything on us just for the sake of diversity. It's more content, more team for us to play with without feeling intrusive without context other than "women exist soo here women in WW 1 and 2".
  • Times have changed... sports women are now getting the publicity they deserve with matches now shown in terrestrial telly. Here in the UK you can watch their Cricket matches... Netball and Field Hockey... some Rugby matches but the most notable shift is in Football - the most fun I've seen was the match between England v Latvia saw the Lionesses sunk in 20 goals to nil. What a spectacular match!
  • okay.. still not buying. find it hard to believe there are still people who buy consoles only for sports games. heck doesn't game stop always wind up tossing tons of unsold copies of sports games out back.
  • Tbh, i ain't into sports, but do find some of the female leagues tend to be a lot better, especially in football (soccer) as they actually get back up after falling lol
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