New NHL 22 Patch Adds Playable Women’s Teams

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For the first time, EA Sports has officially added the playable women’s teams and complete rosters to NHL 22 thanks to the game’s new patch. Players can now take to the ice with female players such as Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin and Natalie Spooner, Team USA’s Hilary Knight and Kendall Coyne-Schofield, and a lot more across a number 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’s 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.”

These updates will come out shortly after the release of the latest episode of the five-part digital series Breaking Ice, a collaboration between EA Sports and UNINTERRUPTED Canada, the athlete empowerment platform, which profiles champions of diversity in hockey. The episode, which features members of the Canadian and U.S. Women’s National Teams talk about their work to create long-lasting and significant change in the world of sports.

The IIHF Men’s World Championship is also now playable as part of this new update. 16 international men’s teams and 10 international women’s teams have been added to NHL 22, each of which is playable in a combination of game modes, including Play Now, Online VS, Threes Now, and Shootout, along with their respective World Championship modes.

Check out the trailer below to learn about this new patch.

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