Franchise Hockey Manager 4 Simulates the 2017-18 NHL Season, See the Results Here

According to Franchise Hockey Manager 4, the 2017-18 NHL® season will unfold as follows:

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  • Atlantic Division Winner: Boston (101 pts)
  • Metropolitan Division Winner: Pittsburgh  (116 pts)
  • Other Eastern Conference Playoff teams: Washington (111 pts), Columbus (98 pts), NY Rangers (95 pts), Ottawa (90 pts), Toronto (88 pts), Tampa Bay (86 pts)
  • Central Division Winner: Chicago (123 pts)
  • Pacific Division Winner: Edmonton (97 pts)

Other Western Conference Playoff teams: Nashville (105 pts), Winnipeg (104 pts), St. Louis (100 pts), Dallas (94 pts), Calgary (91 pts), Anaheim (89 pts)

Stanley Cup® Playoffs, Round 1:

  • Chicago 4 Dallas 0
  • Winnipeg 4 Nashville 0
  • Edmonton 4 St. Louis 1
  • Calgary 4 Anaheim 3
  • Pittsburgh 4 Tampa Bay 2
  • Columbus 4 Washington 2
  • Boston 4 NY Rangers 1
  • Ottawa 4 Toronto 3

Stanley Cup® Playoffs, Round 2:

  • Chicago 4 Winnipeg 3
  • Edmonton 4 Calgary 2
  • Pittsburgh 4 Columbus 1
  • Boston 4 Ottawa 2

Stanley Cup® Conference Finals:

  • Chicago 4 Edmonton 1
  • Pittsburgh 4 Boston 3

Stanley Cup® Final:

  • Chicago 4 Pittsburgh 2

The Chicago Blackhawks® will win the 2017/18 Stanley Cup®!

Individual award winners will be:

  • Art Ross Trophy (most points): Connor McDavid, Edmonton (108 points)
  • Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP): Connor McDavid, Edmonton
  • James Norris Memorial Trophy (best defenseman): Roman Josi, Nashville (63 points)
  • Maurice Richard Trophy (most goals): Wayne Simmonds, Philadelphia (43 goals)
  • Calder Memorial Trophy (top rookie): Nico Hischier, New Jersey (51 points)
  • Frank J. Selke Trophy (best defensive forward): Patrice Bergeron, Boston
  • Vezina Trophy (top goaltender): Matt Murray, Pittsburgh (2.19 GAA/.914 Save %)
  • Conn Smythe Trophy (Playoffs MVP: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh (32 points despite Pittsburgh losing in the final)
  • Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (best sportsmanship): Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary
  • Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (perseverance): Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit

“It’s a huge thrill to have the NHL® Network reveal our season predictions,” said OOTP CMO Richard Grisham. “We are huge fans of the network, and are delighted that it’s hockey season once again. We are also excited to see how closely Franchise Hockey Manager 4’s simulation engine matches the actual outcome in 2017-18!”

Franchise Hockey Manager 4 will be available worldwide on October 6 on Steam and the Out of the Park Developments website for $39.99. It is the only NHL®-licensed title on the PC, and includes several exciting new features and a deep set of improvements to its gameplay.

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