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NHL 22 is getting quite the update.

In a patch that already includes the highly requested roster sharing mode, EA Sports has announced new IIHF content, including international jerseys for World Junior Championship teams. The patch was released today.

For the first time ever, players can play World Junior Championship content with teams that'll participate in the tournament later this month. The update, out now, also allows players to use real IIHF jerseys, replacing the usual generic ones that have been used throughout the series' inclusion of international teams.

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Additionally, playable women’s teams will be coming to the game for the first time in early 2022. For now, the content will include IIHF World Championship teams, featuring many of the same players from the Winter Olympics.

“The introduction of women’s national teams to NHL 22 as part of the upcoming IIHF content will be an important moment for the franchise in its continued effort to reflect the diversity of the hockey community,” said EA Sports VP and GM Sean Ramjagsingh. “We are proud to feature playable women’s teams for the first time in NHL 22, alongside the rising stars on the World Juniors teams.” 

As previously reported, roster sharing is also part of the update, allowing fans to download other user-created rosters and play as them. For example, if someone makes an entire 1994-based NHL season to replicate the popular NHL 1994 game, you can download them for yourself without having to create all the players yourself.

The update also includes HUT content migration, allowing players to move their HUT teams over to a next-gen console if they had originally started on an Xbox One or PS4.

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