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NHL 20 Will Feature 33 Playable Alumni Teams - Available in Play Now and Franchise Mode, Full List of Alumni Players Revealed

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NHL 20 Will Feature 33 Playable Alumni Teams - Available in Play Now and Franchise Mode, Full List of Alumni Players Revealed

NHL 20 will feature 33 playable Alumni Teams, comprised of some of the best players in each teams history, including former franchises like the Quebec Nordiques, Minnesota North Stars and Hartford Whalers.

The NHL 20 Alumni Teams will be available in both Play Now and Franchise mode.

Some of the players on the Quebec Nordiques Alumni Team

  • Forsberg
  • Sakic
  • Stastny

Some of the players on the Chicago Black Hawks Alumni Team

  • Mikita
  • Roenick
  • Chelios

Some of the players on the Pittsburgh Penguins Alumni Team

  • Coffey
  • Lemieux
  • Jagr

Some of the players on the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Team

  • Chelios
  • Howe
  • Lidstrom
  • Datsyuk

Some of the players on the Montreal Canadiens Alumni Team

  • Lafleur
  • Béliveau
  • Robinson

Some of the players on the New York Rangers Alumni Team

  • Leetch
  • Messier
  • Gartner

Some of the players on the Edmonton Oilers Alumni Team

  • Gretzky
  • Kurri
  • Coffey

We’ll add more NHL 20 Alumni Team players and images as they are released.

UPDATE: (9-5) Here’s the full list of Alumni players.

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  1. Looking nice.
    But you guys at EA could just call me and I would send you some proper authentic vintage hockey sticks textures at 4K resolution :D :)
    metallidevils
    This may not seem like much to everyone, but as a huge hockey fan in the 90s and early 2000s, this makes this a day 1 purchase for me.

    Yup, I fell in love with hockey when the Avs came to town and won the Stanley Cup their first year, so being able to use their greats now and optionally in franchise.... It's pretty cool.
    Will it be possible to change the players age. Can I move single players into current NHL Teams? Dont want to change a Team with an Alumni and don't want to use it as a 32nd Team
    DJ NEO
    Looking nice.
    But you guys at EA could just call me and I would send you some proper authentic vintage hockey sticks textures at 4K resolution :D :)
    They need to hire you. Before 2K does !!! Your "free" game is already better!!!
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    HenryClay1844
    I can't believe (actually I totally do) that people are complaining about this. Can't wait to play with the Nordiques again for real.*

    Thinking the exact same thing when I read those posts.
    HenryClay1844
    I can't believe (actually I totally do) that people are complaining about this. Can't wait to play with the Nordiques again for real.*

    The reason people complain is because since this series arrived on current gen with NHL 15 there has not been a single improvement to the AI or player separation. Instead we’ve gotten create an arena, create a mascot, NHL 3s, NHL 1s, CHEL, snazzy toques, and now this.
    Sure they added stick sweep, improved skating, and now signature shots but not one of those things changed the fact that the AI is flat out bad. None of it has changed the fact that a 4th line scrub will play almost exactly like all these alumni greats.
    I’m not saying some of these additions through the years aren’t good but the core gameplay is flat out bad and a poor representation of the sport we all love. Legacy issues abound, feedback from the community ignored, the same wandering clueless AI, and once again every player and every team will feel exactly the same. That’s what people are tired of.
    Will we be able to edit their ratings? In 19, we could NOT edit any of the NHL Alumni players.
    I hope we can edit them cuz i know a ton of them will be way off.
    OK so just to be clear, can we add just one alumni team as say an expansion team(which would be pointless) or can we replace all teams for an all alumni franchise (which would be great!)
    This is actually pretty cool. I’m happy to hear it. I wasn’t going to buy this year, but having a 12 year old hockey player in the house, i have to anyway. I’m just getting it on one console though. But I’ll definitely check out these teams too. If only we could get roster sharing now
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    Eyeman79
    OK so just to be clear, can we add just one alumni team as say an expansion team(which would be pointless) or can we replace all teams for an all alumni franchise (which would be great!)

    I guess you can change all current to Alumni like you can change all with own made Teams. Would be more happy to edit and implement only some single Alumni player younger, lesser rating and adding them to Junior Teams for later drafts in Franchise mode.
    Of course some are complaining.  It's the internet and some people just need to be crying about things, no matter what it is.....they just have to.  lol  I see this as a great addition to the game, but if I didn't I wouldn't be complaining.  It would just be another option that I would choose not to use.  The fact that people complain about having more options and ways to play is hilariously lame.
    You want to know why longtimers aren't impressed with this?
    Go look at that trailer for PES 2020.  Seriously, LOOK AT IT.  It's GORGEOUS.  It may not win any awards for just having all those environments, but you can tell Konami is trying to world-build here.  WRC 8 ships this week, and it appears they cribbed from Codemasters' F1 series--and I mean that as a COMPLIMENT.  MLB The Show is so immersive that you could be forgiven for mistaking a CPU vs CPU game for an actual broadcast.  (I had someone do just that, TWO YEARS AGO).
    And for solo players like me, where career modes are my chance to be someone I can't be in real life, there's got to be a "there" there.  World-building matters.  NHL 13 and 14 at least *tried* to do a little of that in Be a Pro.  But that feature set didn't make it onto the current generation, and isn't going to be in this year's edition, either
    Be A Pro was more feature-rich, HALF A DECADE AND AN ENTIRE HARDWARE GENERATION AGO.  Let that sink in.
    And instead of trying to rebuild a mode that had genuine depth, and could have become a genre defining career mode if they'd bothered sticking with it, they just abandoned the concept, gave us a gussied up version of Be a Pro that, functionally, is tough to distinguish from NHL 12, told us, in effect, to suck it up buttercup, and kept inventing ever more creative ways to yell "Squirrel!"
    That doesn't fly with me.  Sorry. 
    Matter of fact, if I were Gary Bettman right now, I'd consider the half-fast efforts from the past few years to be a breach of fiduciary duty on EA's part, and see if there was any way to pull the NHL license away from them.  The point of being licensed by the League, is to represent the League as best as possible--NOT to put out some warmed-over pablum "for the community" that bears little resemblance to the game as played in the actual League.
    Steve_OS
    The Quebec Nordiques are back in NHL 20! Play as Peter Forsberg, Joe Sakic, Peter Stastny and many more!

    When did Forsberg wear that old *** helmet!? XD
    As a swede, for me Sundin was more Quebec than Forsberg was. He was Colorado. But I guess Sundin will be in Toronto.
    I liked the way 2K did it back in the day with actual season rosters instead of all star teams. However it is still nice to see this.
    metallidevils
    Are they really creating entire alumni teams or just a line or two of players per team? Won’t that be like 700 players?

    Considering they have had all of them in previous games, creating attributes for them should just be a matter of converting game to game. And I guess there will be a lot of generic faces in that case... Could also be they have 33 alumni "teams" which would be like premade teams with old logos or something that you can chose from to put your collection of alumnis in...
    At this point EA is trying to sell a car with no brakes and no steering by advertising about the large trunk space and the power windows. And hey, look! This car even has a power roof!
    PeoplesChampGB
    At this point EA is trying to sell a car with no brakes and no steering by advertising about the large trunk space and the power windows. And hey, look! This car even has a power roof!

    Everything to be able to say "Look at all that we added this year ! We did not have time to work on AI, player separation and gameplay. Maybe next year.". Next year they will have another excuse, like the new console generation.
    For me, this year is the perfect illustration that you can be lazy even if you work 24h a day by avoiding the really tough work .
    I'm wondering if EA is still going to have retired numbers with this addition. If you can move the alumni players to their regular teams for Play Now or something, then it could be a mess if that's still there. But I would love to know if we can create other alumni players and add them to those teams.
    I am a original six guy with 6 original six jerseys hanging up in my man cave plus 1 a Guy Lafluer Jersey from the Quebec Nordiques  when  will the  NHL  get them a team back I love their jerseys cannot wait to play them again. However remember NBA2K12 you could play as former old teams and the camera  would change like black and white  and 1970 television this would be real cool with hockey but I just don’t think the NHL dev team has the talent to pull this off
    jake19ny
    The reason people complain is because since this series arrived on current gen with NHL 15 there has not been a single improvement to the AI or player separation. Instead we’ve gotten create an arena, create a mascot, NHL 3s, NHL 1s, CHEL, snazzy toques, and now this.
    Sure they added stick sweep, improved skating, and now signature shots but not one of those things changed the fact that the AI is flat out bad. None of it has changed the fact that a 4th line scrub will play almost exactly like all these alumni greats.
    I’m not saying some of these additions through the years aren’t good but the core gameplay is flat out bad and a poor representation of the sport we all love. Legacy issues abound, feedback from the community ignored, the same wandering clueless AI, and once again every player and every team will feel exactly the same. That’s what people are tired of.


    Couldn't have said it any better myself. Spot on!
    The playable alumni teams doesn't change my purchasing decision at all. If these issues (noted above) are not fixed or improved I'm not buying this game anymore. EA you have lost another customer. Congratulations!
    LoadStar81

    Matter of fact, if I were Gary Bettman right now, I'd consider the half-fast efforts from the past few years to be a breach of fiduciary duty on EA's part, and see if there was any way to pull the NHL license away from them.* The point of being licensed by the League, is to represent the League as best as possible--NOT to put out some warmed-over pablum "for the community" that bears little resemblance to the game as played in the actual League.

    Let's all write to Gary Bettman and let him know what we think of this half-fast efforts from EA over the years. I'll bet if the NHL gets some feedback/complaints they'd listen.
    Peter_OS
    Let's all write to Gary Bettman and let him know what we think of this half-fast efforts from EA over the years. I'll bet if the NHL gets some feedback/complaints they'd listen.

    I wouldn’t count on that. Gary Bettina has been a plague to the NHL destroying our sport a little each year. He probably loves EA and their warped view of NHL hockey
    Do people realize this is a video game and not real life,no video game emulates real life.If you want real life lace them up and grab a stick.Relax and enjoy the game if you don't enjoy it don't buy it.
    Admittedly they are adding old uniforms here, but that aside, are “added features” like legacy teams the real reason we can’t have roster sharing?
    i.e. - they want to save that concept for themselves and pass it off as “added value”
    fasteddy
    Do people realize this is a video game and not real life,no video game emulates real life.If you want real life lace them up and grab a stick.Relax and enjoy the game if you don't enjoy it don't buy it.

    Nobody is expecting it to. But, we all know it has been closer to real life in the past specifically in gameplay and strategy.
    IE: NHL 09-Legacy.
    Instead of screenshots of these classic teams and players why don't you show us some actual gameplay video of this EA? Oh wait nevermind that wouldn't be a good idea. There is no differentiation between the players in this game anyways. Everyone is going to be playing the same. lol.
    Da fcuk out of here with dat shiet EA...
    jake19ny
    I wouldn’t count on that. Gary Bettina has been a plague to the NHL destroying our sport a little each year. He probably loves EA and their warped view of NHL hockey
    I'm sorry but nobody in the head office is looking at metacritic scores and reviews....... They get the license money, end of story. The comment about suing for breach of fiduciary duty made me laugh.......
    The NHL uses the game for marketing, nothing else.
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    Just please get all players for each team although I’m very very skeptical. If I had to guess, it will be allowing the 5 or 6 alumni to join their respective team only and not a full team. I pray I’m wrong.
    scitychamps87
    This may be the 90s kid in me, but they need to be wearing the Robo Penguin jerseys.
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    Coffey never wore that jersey, either. He was traded away when they wore the black and Pittsburgh yellow and would have a visor on and a should be wearing the “A”.
    Jagr never wore that helmet in Pittsburgh, either.
    This whole thing just seems half-arsed.
    bigwill33
    Coffey never wore that jersey, either. He was traded away when they wore the black and Pittsburgh yellow and would have a visor on and a should be wearing the “A”.
    Jagr never wore that helmet in Pittsburgh, either.
    This whole thing just seems half-arsed.

    My guess is there won't be any new jerseys from the past. The early 90s Pens jerseys are in but with a patch, so they probably thought: "F... it, we just go with the early 00s unis". Pretty sure other cool jerseys like the Kachinas or the Sabreheads or the navy Whalers won't be in. They just go with what's already in the game for years. For equipment it will be the same.
    And if I had to bet, I'd say there are 5-6 alumni players per team, not full historical rosters. Half-arsed as pretty much anything they do.
    Sauce12
    My guess is there won't be any new jerseys from the past. The early 90s Pens jerseys are in but with a patch, so they probably thought: "F... it, we just go with the early 00s unis". Pretty sure other cool jerseys like the Kachinas or the Sabreheads or the navy Whalers won't be in. They just go with what's already in the game for years. For equipment it will be the same.
    And if I had to bet, I'd say there are 5-6 alumni players per team, not full historical rosters. Half-arsed as pretty much anything they do.

    It’s nit only the Jerseys, player helmets. The boring goalie masks are since years the same.
    A full functioning Franchise with all the alumni’s and scoring cranked up is very appealing to me. Lemieux is my all time favorite guy so the thought of chasing a 150+ point season with other guys in the league doing the same would be awesome. I hope that the mid-00s pens jerseys aren’t the only ones avail to the Pens because if I can’t have the robo-pen Unis I want the early 90s with the black and athletic gold not the Vegas gold stuff. I haven’t bought a NHL since 2015 (so NHL 16 was my last one) because I hated having 125-130 with Crosby and no one else in the league cracking 100+. I heard that there’s a setting for that this year’s and with the addition of the legends it has me intrigued.
    No roster share, no player separation, and no improvements made to the AI.....once the luster wears off from the additions to franchise mode and the additions of legends the anger will set in on everyone but EA will already have snatched your coin.....
    Really EA... Gartner is a Caps legend. For this the Caps better be getting Langway, Hunter, Bondra, and Kolzig (and Oates, but he will most likely be a Bruins legend)
    BOSOX2004
    Really EA... Gartner is a Caps legend. For this the Caps better be getting Langway, Hunter, Bondra, and Kolzig (and Oates, but he will most likely be a Bruins legend)

    Well, since Chelios is on Detroit and Chicago, it's likely Gartner and Oats will be on a few teams....
    So downloaded and logging in from my phone at work. The rosters are full, on the Jets are guys like Tkachuk, Babych, Ellett, Steen etc.
    Thing is, all their ages are their real life ones....can't seem to edit in edit player as birth years are blacked out.
    Hope there is a way around this...typical EA.
    Will check more when I get home...lol all legends will retire after one year in franchise.
    Fiddy
    When the trial goes live can someone post the alumni teams rosters?

    Copied from the EA forums:
    ANA- Selanne, Pronger, Kurri, Niedermayer, Oates, Giguere, Bellows, Rucchin, Mironov, Hebert, Olausson, Sillinger, Allen, Leclerc, Haller, Carney, Hagman, Baumgartner, Marchant, Valk, May, Ruutu, S. Pronger, Grimson, Cummins
    ARI- Roenick, Joseph, Gartner, Nolan, Burke, Numminen, Tkachuk, Briere, Lumme, Adams, Lemieux, Johnson, King, Handzus, Fiddler, Sillinger, Laraque, Leclerc, Pyatt, Aucoin, Carney, LaBarbera, Neckar, May, Hulse, Cummins
    BOS- Bourque, Park, Ratelle, Cheevers, Neely, Oates, Bucyk, Moog, Middleton, Hodge Sr.,Prentice, Simmer, O'Reilly, Linseman, Marcotte, Lemelin, Awrey, Fergus, D. Smith, Quintal, Kobasew, Carter, Carpenter, Burridge, R. Smith, Carleton, Axelsson, Knuble, Kasper, Hillier, Alberts, Baumgartner, Murray, Paille, Heinze
    BUF- Hawerchuk, Housley, Fuhr, Lafontaine, Andreychuk, Numminen, Sauve, Edwards, Gare, Briere, Valve, Korab, Napier, Hajt, Bodger, Biron, Campbell, Hogue, Krupp, Dryden, Gorges, Pyatt, Peca, Plante, May, Barnaby, Primeau, Paille
    CGY- Housley, Vernon, MacInnis, FLeury, Nieuwendyk, Gilmour, Mullen, Nilsson, Albelin, McDonald, Tonelli, Ramage, Roberts, Kidd, Russell, Otto, Lemelin, Konroyd, Jokinen, MacMillan, Cassels, Glencross, Simpson, Clark, Murzyn, Quinn, Kobasew, McGrattan, Yelle, McCarty, Patterson, Hagman, Regehr, McCarthy, Hunter, Jones, Hulse
    CAR- Coffey, Burke, McLean, Brind'Amour, Roberts, Kidd, Primeau, Commodore, Emerson, Brown, Ruutu, Kron, Hall, Leschyshyn, Hill, Allen, Yelle, Liles, Walker, McCarthy, Langdon, Grimson
    CHI- Chelios, Hall, Belfour, Housley, Savard, Mikita, Esposito, Roenick, Goulet, Gilmour, Sutter, D. Hull, Olczyk, Larmer, B. Murray, T. Murray, Sutter, Smith, Probert, Campbell, Handzus, Ruutu, Daze, Thomas, Koroll, Brown, Bell, Aucoin, Marchment, Pang, Carney,Lemieux, Marks, Burish, Grimson, Cummins
    COL- Roy, Forsberg, Bourque, Sakic, Kurri, Blake, Giguere, Krupp, Lemieux, Lefebvre, Tucker, Tyutin, Podein, Kobasew, Hannan, Leschyshyn, Yelle, Liles, Jones, May, Weiman, Worrell, Hinote
    CBJ- Johansen, Commodore, Clark, Cassels, Umberger, Tyutin, Modin, Sillinger, Kron, Peca, Garon, Marshall, Conklin, Aucoin, Berard, Shelley, Richardson, Marchant, Hulse, Pronger,
    DAL- Hull, Modano, Belfour, Turco, Nieuwendyk, Gonchar, Moog, Numminen, Carbonneau, Arnott, Lehtinen, MacLean, Niinimaa, Langenbrunner, Adams, Hogue, Courtnall, Ludwig, Gilchrist, Fiddler, Lukowich, Chambers, Corson, Donnelly, Marshall, Plante, DiMaio, Hagman, Burish,
    DET- Howe, Sawchuk, Coffey, Lidstrom, Chelios, Hall, Yzerman, Dionne, Hull, Robitaille, Modano, Lindsay, Vernon, Abel, Murphy, Datsyuk, Ullman, Shanahan, Howe, Kozlov, Larionov, Larson, Delvecchio, Primeau, Harper, Duchesne, Ogrodnick, Probert, Samuelsson, Gilchrist, Libett, Dandenault, Brown, Stemkowski, Kocur, McCarty, Sillinger, Grimson
    EDM- Gretzky, Messier, Coffey, Kurri, Pronger, Fuhr, Joseph, Moog, Anderson, Ranford, Lowe, Huddy, Roloson, Napier, Arnott, Ruotsalainen, Niinimaa, Tikkanen, McLelland, McSorley, Simpson, Gregg, Lumley, Krushelnyski, Corson, Marchment, Laraque, Richardson, Reasoner, Marchant, Beukeboom, Staios,
    FLA- Vernon, Belfour, Nieuwendyk, Burke, Larionov, Roberts, Kidd, Campbell, Garpenlov, Mellanby, Jokinen, Adams, Samuelsson, Mitchell, Murphy, Fitzpatrick, Allen, Brown, Kuba, Gomez, Sillinger, Boyes, Reasoner, Hill, Hagman, Hull, Laus, McCabe, Worell
    Hartford: Howe, Pronger, Shanahan, Howe, Burke, Holik, Larouche, Ferraro, Babych, Malone, Primeau, Propp, Brown, Emerson, Millen, Konroyd, Liut, Cassels, Gavin, Murzyn, Garrett, Cunneyworth, Crossman, Roberts, Stoughton, Leschyshyn, Kron, Kypreos, Lemieux, Hospodar, Hull, Andersson, Grimson
    LA- Gretzky, Robinson, Kurri, Dionne, Robitaille, Murphy, Blake, Nicholls, Vachon, Howell, Goring, Tonelli, Ferraro, Nevin, Hrudey, Huddy, Taylor, Engblom, Simmer, Korab, Emerson, Duchesne, Harper, Carson, Mitchell, Lonsberry, Handzus, Fox, Courtnall, McSorley, Garon, Donnelly, Carpenter, Lukowich, LaBarbera, Kasper, Regehr, Murray
    North Stars- Modano, Murphy, Gartner, Nilsson, Maruk, Bellows, Meloche, Smith, Prentice, Nevin, Grant, MacDadam, Napier, Propp, Hartsburg, Hextall, Dunlop, Smith, Hayward, Ashton, LoPresti, Harrison, Ludwig, Gavin, Langevin, Payne, Maxwell, Roberts, Hospodar,
    MIN- Nolan, Granlund, Roloson, Niederreiter, Zidlicky, Coyle, Kobasew, Mitchell, Hall, Leschyshyn, Hill, Pominville, Dowd, Carney, Kuba, Clutterbuck, Brodziak, Jones, Brandner, Bierk,
    MTL- Roy, Plante, Beliveau, Chelios, Robinson, Morenz, Lafleur, Savard, Mahovlich, Cournoyer, Lach, Richard, Savard, Geoffrien, Machovlich, Shutt, Berenson, Vachon, Smith, Engblom, Richer, Duff, Carobnneau, Herron, Langway, Napier, Lambert, Lefebvre, Houle, Harper, Courtnall, Ludwig, Quintal, Nilan, Gorges, Corson, Gomez, Brisebois, Dionne
    NSH- Forsberg, Weber, Jackman, Zidlicky, Arnott, Hornqvist, Jokinen, Mason, Saros, Gilchrist, Hannon, Fiddler, Walker, McGrattan, Hall, Sillinger, Neal, Neckar, Hulse, Grimson
    NJ- Niedermayer, Stastny, Shanahan, Nieuwendyk, Albelin, Andreychyk, Burke, Holik, Daneyko, Richer, MacLean, Zidlicky, Russell, Resch, Arnott, Driver, Terreri, Chevrier, Lemieux, Broten, Langenbrunner, Adams, Ruutu, Zubrus, Thomas, Carpenter, Boschman, Schwab, Dowd, Morrisson, Gomez, Chorske, Marshall, Brown, Salvador
    NYI- Smith, Potvin, Trottier, Lafontaine, Nystrom, Gillies,Sutter, Tonelli, Goring, Ferraro, Hrudey, Resch, King, Krupp, Soderstrom, Hogue, Sutter, Flatley, Niinimaa, Henning, Langevin, Thomas, Berard, Sillinger, Peca, Potvin, Baumgartner, Howatt, DiMaio
    NYR- Gretzky, Messier, Leetch, Giacomin, Gilbert, Park, Ratelle, Shanahan, Richter, Gartner, Howell, Bathgate, Prentice, Villemure, Lowe, Graves, Olczyk, Nevin, Hadfield, Healy, Vickers, Tikkanen, Osborne, Hedberg, Rutosalainen, Duguay, Ogrodnick, Hickey, King, Matteau, Davidson, Kocur, Stemkowski, Ingarfield, Beukeboom, Kypreos, Seiling, Barnaby, Langdon
    OTT- Gonchar, Redden, Murray, Emerson, Duchesne, Salo, Commodore, Quinn, Hill, Condon, Richardson, Sillinger, Chorske, Boschman, Cunneyworth, McGrattan, Spezza, Kuba, Phillips, Leschyshyn, Arvedson, Hull, Neckar, Ruutu, Madeley
    PHI- Pronger, Clarke, Roenick, Parent, Sittler, Hextall, Howe, Brind'Amour, Leach, Barber, Primeau, Propp, Briere, Watson, Otto, Kelly, Mellanby, Biron, Dornhoefer, Zubrus, Podein, Holgren, Kindrachuk, Schultz, Handzus, Umberger, Sutter, Lonsberry, Carleton, Sillinger, Murphy, Richardson, Crossman, Haller, Fedotenko, Knuble, DiMaio
    PIT- Lemieux, Jagr, Coffey, Trottier, Murphy, Allen, Gonchar, Mahovlich, Meloche, Larouche, Herron, Hadfield, Hedberg, Young, Malone, Sieger, Bodger, Millen, Nibett, Kindrachuk, Quinn, Lonsberry, Kennedy, McSorley, Simpson, Schultz, Roberts, Fedotenko, Cunneyworth, Laraque, MacDonald, Hillier, Ruutu, Murray, Barnaby, Primeau
    Quebec- Sakic, Forsberg, Lafleury, Sundin, Stastny, Goulet, Hextall, Clark, Albelin, Nolan, Bouchard, Malone, Krupp, Duchesne, Ashton, Broten, Lefebvre, Brown, Moller, Maxwell, Garrett, Marois, Leschyshyn, Butcher, Hunter
    SJ- Selanne, Vernon, Belfour, Blake, Roenick, Nolan, Nicholls, IaFrate, Nabokov, Toskala, Hrudey, Larionov, Graves, MacLean, Bodger, Garpenlov, Campbell, McSorley, Matteau, Kennedy, Handzus, Hannan, McCauley, Gorges, Bell, Shelley, Murray, Marchment, Gomez, S. Thornton, Hunter, Primeau, Ekman, Buris,
    STL- Gretzky, Hall, Hull, Pronger, MacInnis, Fuhr, Stastny, Shanahan, Federko, Joseph, Berenson, Gilmour, Mullen, Brind'Amour, Tkachuk, Ramage, Jackman, MacLean, Dunlop, Millen, Mellanby, Unger, MacMillan, Liut, Duchesne, Emerson, Handzus, Hickey, Quintal, Sutter, Colaicovo, Sillinger, Lefley, Butcher, Boyes, Salvador, Mayers, Hinote
    TB- Savard, St. Louis, Clark, Burke, Andreychuk, Bellows,Ramage, Roberts, Roloson, Richer, Salo, Bradley, Tucker, Johnson, Cross, Modin, Lukowich, Sillinger, Taylor, Hall, Richardson, Garon, Schwab, Crossman, Aucoin, Fedotenko, Kuba, DiMaio, McCarthy, Hull, Neckar, Andersson, Barnaby, Afanesnkov
    TOR- Mahovlich, Bower, Sundin, Murphy, Broda, Gartner, Ullman, Sittler, Conacher, Joseph, Gilmour, Anderson, Clark, Smith, McDonald, Salming, Andreychuk, Iafrate, Horton, Nevin, Roberts, Duff, Olczyk, Healy, Vaive, Osborne, Ellis, Domi, Fergus, Tucker, Courtnall, Thompson, Antropov, Thomas, Ellett, Stemkowski, Baumgartner, McCabe
    VAN- Naslund, Mclean, Larionov, Linden, Lumme, Babvch, Brown, Smith, Slegr, Brodeur, Salo, Snepsts, Kearns, Adams, Quinn, Garrett, Murzyn,Samuelsson, Cassels, Courtnall, Tanti, Sutter, Mitchell, Odjick, Allen, Butcher, Sillinger, Morrison, Walker, Raymond, Pyatt, Kron, Aucoin, Alberts, Staios, Hunter, Valk, May, Ruutu
    WSH- Murphy, Oates, Gartner, Gonchar, Ranford, Maruk, IAfrate, Bellows, Engblom, Langway, Kelly, Low, Laughlin, Liut, Clark, Zubrus, Mironov, Carpenter, Burridge, Pivonka, Knuble, Kypreos
    WPG- Selanne, Savard, Hawerchuk, Housley, Tumminen, Tkachuk, Olczyk, Steen, MacLean, Mullen, Babych, Soetaert, Murray, Emerson, Domi, Ashton, Jokinen, Hayward, Olausson, King, Quintal, Lukowich, Boschman, Antropov, Marois, Ellett
    Anybody knows if we can create missing legends and assign them to the alumni teams?
    And what about jerseys? Are there any sets from the past we didn't have last year?
    metallidevils
    Thanks for posting.
    I can’t believe the devils roster doesn’t have Brodeur, Elias, or Stevens.

    Must be rights issues - Lindros and LeClair aren't on the Flyers while plenty of lesser players are.
    Larry Murphy
    Adam Oates
    Mike Gartner
    Sergei Gonchar
    Bill Ranford?!?!
    Dennis Maruk
    Al Iafrate
    Brian Bellows
    Brian Engblom
    Rod Langway(Only an 84?!?!)
    Bob Kelly
    Ron Low
    Craig Laughlin
    Michael Liut
    Chris Clark
    Dainius Zubrus
    Dmitri Mironov
    Bobby Carpenter
    Randy Burridge
    Michal Pivonka
    Mike Knuble
    Nick Kypreos
    Not bad. Would have liked Kolzig, Bondra, and Hunter, but some good names there.
    Sauce12
    Anybody knows if we can create missing legends and assign them to the alumni teams?
    And what about jerseys? Are there any sets from the past we didn't have last year?

    Alumni teams are fully editable in player movement section, so should be no issues moving players in and out of rosters.
    This is an absolute ****ing joke. They had some of the guys that are missing last year, why not be transparent and let us know why they aren't in this year - I thought they all fall under the NHLPA Alumni Association license.
    The **** storm that will happen if they have Bure, Stevens, Lindros in HUT is going to be big.
    So On Dallas they picked Sergei Gonchar over some Elite and Fan loved Stars Dmen like Derian Hatcher who was a Stars Captain, Richard Matvichuk who played here for 11 years, Darryl Sydor, and Sergei Zubov who was just elected to the hall of fame. ......   Also no Brendan Morrow, a huge fan favorite who will have his number retired one day,  Neal Broten, Bill Goldsworthy, and Bill Masterton all three have there number hanging from the roof.......
    buffy
    So downloaded and logging in from my phone at work. The rosters are full, on the Jets are guys like Tkachuk, Babych, Ellett, Steen etc.
    Thing is, all their ages are their real life ones....can't seem to edit in edit player as birth years are blacked out.
    Hope there is a way around this...typical EA.
    Will check more when I get home...lol all legends will retire after one year in franchise.

    Update. Started a quick franchise mode. Replaced Arizona with Quebec. Also added some legends to other teams. In franchise mode, all the alumni players were either 26 or 27. Better than nothing...at least they aren't in their 40's or 50's like in roster management.
    Too bad no ORR again. at least we got Howe. I'm happy we can edit players and also create players and put them in their teams. I didn't expect Rocket in there, so i'll take it. since i'm from MTL.
    I pray skating and gameplay has improved. what use is this if game is crap? I know no goal songs this yr.. (too bad) but what about in Hartford? do they have the famous amazing goal song?
    For lindros , Hasek , Bure etc I'm going to create :y9:
    It's just missing the custom music .
    My Question is will you have a jersey from the 90's like the bruins
    Arena ??
    Mode season for legends ?
    I thought it was Rocket in the game, but it's his brother, Henri.
    Anyways, none of these teams are real alumnis. They are missing half their superstars. What's the use of playing these teams if less than half of their best players are not even there.
    Just an example. The Canadiens.
    This is who is missing.
    Toe Blake, Dickie Moore, Rocket, Doug Harvey, Lemaire, Lapointe, Gainey, Naslund.. just to name a few..
    and they replaced them with a bunch of nobodies. This is how it is for every team.. So what's the use of even playing with them unless u are willing to create 10 new players for each team, which will involve hrs of work.
    go expos
    I thought it was Rocket in the game, but it's his brother, Henri.
    Anyways, none of these teams are real alumnis. They are missing half their superstars. What's the use of playing these teams if less than half of their best players are not even there.
    Just an example. The Canadiens.
    This is who is missing.
    Toe Blake, Dickie Moore, Rocket, Doug Harvey, Lemaire, Lapointe, Gainey, Naslund.. just to name a few..
    and they replaced them with a bunch of nobodies. This is how it is for every team.. So what's the use of even playing with them unless u are willing to create 10 new players for each team, which will involve hrs of work.

    They can't put certain players in the game because of rights. Everybody needs to sign off on allowing themselves to be in the game or they need to be a part of whatever group that EA got the licences for. There is no need to blow up about the missing people when EA was legally not allowed to have them in their game.
    speels
    They can't put certain players in the game because of rights. Everybody needs to sign off on allowing themselves to be in the game or they need to be a part of whatever group that EA got the licences for. There is no need to blow up about the missing people when EA was legally not allowed to have them in their game.

    Agreed. It's awesome they are there at all and it's beyond cool that some of the "average" NHL'ers are represented. Great job, EA!:star:
    speels
    They can't put certain players in the game because of rights. Everybody needs to sign off on allowing themselves to be in the game or they need to be a part of whatever group that EA got the licences for. There is no need to blow up about the missing people when EA was legally not allowed to have them in their game.

    Ok, but as long as the avg players have their proper rating and hopefully, not too many generic faces. I hope when i play them, they feel like them, not just any EA player.
    buffy
    Update. Started a quick franchise mode. Replaced Arizona with Quebec. Also added some legends to other teams. In franchise mode, all the alumni players were either 26 or 27. Better than nothing...at least they aren't in their 40's or 50's like in roster management.

    Can you edit players age and ratings?
    Travolterjohn
    Can you edit players age and ratings?

    You can edit players ratings, equipment, contract, shot type....but you can’t edit things like name, height, weight, age.
    buffy
    You can edit players ratings, equipment, contract, shot type....but you can’t edit things like name, height, weight, age.

    About age is bad, I wanted that Alumni players starting as Rookies in later drafts. This makes more sense for me than middle aged players
    If anyone has early access could you post a few pics of Kelly Hrudey in the game? Curious about his mask and look. As Snoop said on the King's broadcast, "that's my dawg". Lol. He was talking about Doughty, though.
    I took a long break from EA and personally was always more of a 2K fan but I enjoyed last years offering and despite it's flaws I am getting 20 on Day one. The true broadcast cam is a winner for me and though there are issues with the AI I found some settings that work pretty well for me.
    Thanks, guys.
    Sigh.
    Franchise Mode. You can only replace ONE team with an alumni team.
    So if you want to play this mode with alumni, via player movement move all legends etc to current teams. What I suggest is this. Move all NHL players to their current minor league team. Then move all minor league players to the proper legend team. That way when you start a franchise you can have the minor leagues full of NHL players etc.
    Season Mode. You can replace every team with their alumni team and don’t need to do anything else. Unless you want to do like the above and have a pool of NHL players in minor leagues. Then do the same.
    I feel like once I get a franchise set up with the legends I’ll be set. Will be fun and a nice change of pace for me. I already added Crosby, Malkin, Letang, and Fleury to the Pens alumni team.
    But per usual have to jump through some hoops, but is what it is. At least we can use these guys in franchise mode this year.
    Fiddy
    Sigh.
    Franchise Mode. You can only replace ONE team with an alumni team.
    So if you want to play this mode with alumni, via player movement move all legends etc to current teams. What I suggest is this. Move all NHL players to their current minor league team. Then move all minor league players to the proper legend team. That way when you start a franchise you can have the minor leagues full of NHL players etc.
    Season Mode. You can replace every team with their alumni team and don’t need to do anything else. Unless you want to do like the above and have a pool of NHL players in minor leagues. Then do the same.
    I feel like once I get a franchise set up with the legends I’ll be set. Will be fun and a nice change of pace for me. I already added Crosby, Malkin, Letang, and Fleury to the Pens alumni team.
    But per usual have to jump through some hoops, but is what it is. At least we can use these guys in franchise mode this year.

    You can replace more teams on Franchise....You have to do it on the team selection screen before you make your final selection of a team. On PS4 its the box button i believe and you can make as many changes as you want as long as you do it before selecting your team. In my franchise, i subbed in Quebec for Zona, North Stars for Columbus and Hartford for Carolina. I added up to 5 legends for all the other teams.
    SFNiners816
    You can replace more teams on Franchise....You have to do it on the team selection screen before you make your final selection of a team. On PS4 its the box button i believe and you can make as many changes as you want as long as you do it before selecting your team. In my franchise, i subbed in Quebec for Zona, North Stars for Columbus and Hartford for Carolina. I added up to 5 legends for all the other teams.

    I thought I did that, changed the Pens, went to another team, changed them, but went back to the Pens and they were back to normal. I'll check that out again, I hope this is the case and can save us some leg work. LOL
    Fiddy
    I thought I did that, changed the Pens, went to another team, changed them, but went back to the Pens and they were back to normal. I'll check that out again, I hope this is the case and can save us some leg work. LOL

    Another piece of advice....make sure to turn OFF the retired number if you add legends to the regular team. On my first attempt at a franchise i messed up and it was killing my world that Mario was #65 :) I believe its in the advance settings on the franchise creation screen. I don't think you can go back and change once you've started.
    centauris
    so, there's no easy way to do a fantasy draft with alumni AND current players in franchise mode?

    Similar question, can I do a fantasy draft with just alumni players?
    metallidevils
    Similar question, can I do a fantasy draft with just alumni players?

    Yes, you have to manually swap out every NHL team with an alumni team.
    tuckermaine
    So...I’m I missing something maybe I didn’t see it..but where is “Bobby Orr”?
    Wherever he is, he's probably waiting for a truckload of money for the rights to use his likeness in a videogame.
    So a pretty simple question. I generally just play season mode and go thru the season to the playoffs, then start over. Can you add players or edit the Kings Alumni team to recreate the 93 team? The core is there but missing people like Granato, Sydor, Zuitnik, Sandstrom, Rychel. And then if you wanted to take on the Alumni Flames, Canucks, Leafs and Habs like they did in 93 would that have to just be in Play Now?
    I haven’t played an NHL game since 16, and I thought it was garbage, but I might just preorder because I can play as the Whalers. An all alumni team season would be sick and worth 60.
    Qb
    Wherever he is, he's probably waiting for a truckload of money for the rights to use his likeness in a videogame.

    Funny part is, Orr is an agent now, himself. He represents several major NHL players, too.
    Used to run with the 93 kings back in the day.
    Mcsorley v Probert(rip) was a guarantee everytime we matched up with the wings..:boxing:
    Good times.
    speels
    They can't put certain players in the game because of rights. Everybody needs to sign off on allowing themselves to be in the game or they need to be a part of whatever group that EA got the licences for. There is no need to blow up about the missing people when EA was legally not allowed to have them in their game.

    You mean about the Alumni Association for the Legends. Thats true. For all other active Players they have the NHLPA rights for adding there likeness. For example .... at the NHLPA Upper Deck Rookie showcase in Washington EAs scanning machine scanned all Players there. Did, see only Cozens, Dachs face scan in the Trial, but there was 28 Players at this Competition. So from your sight of view if they are scanned EA got permission to add. So where are this likenesses ? They didn’t add players from which they have the rights. Alexeyev, Dobson, Björkqvist, Byram, Clague, Fabbro, J. and A. Boqvist, Q. Hughes, Pierre-Oliver Joseph, T. Hirose, Luukonen, J.Robertson, Poehling .... and more ?
    Ea sports is the worst development also on madden nfl series and fifa,i have 0 credit for these games existing on next gen because my reason i'm ashamed how Madden NFL 20 franchise mode and it's totally dogshit
    Also, just realized that I'm too green to start my own threads yet.
    Couldn't we start a thread with missing alumni players on each team? Name, atributes and so on?
    Then it would be easy for those who like to create own players and make them part of an alumni roster.
    HenryClay1844
    I can't believe (actually I totally do) that people are complaining about this. Can't wait to play with the Nordiques again for real.*

    I believe it too I'm afraid... gamers today are so spoiled.
    Bring on Wendel, Dougie and Sittler! I'm stoked for this.
    ggazoo
    I believe it too I'm afraid... gamers today are so spoiled.
    Bring on Wendel, Dougie and Sittler! I'm stoked for this.

    I don’t think asking for player separation instead of every player playing exactly the same is a gamer acting spoiled.
    I don’t think asking for the AI to not wander around aimlessly is a gamer acting spoiled.
    I don’t think asking for a basic roster share that seems to be in every other sports game going back to last gen consoles is a gamer acting spoiled.
    I don’t think asking for legacy issues that appear annually in releases to be addressed some day is a gamer acting spoiled.
    Lastly....I don’t think fans of the NHL aren’t acting spoiled when they ask that a game calling itself EA NHL do it’s beat to accurately represent that sport and league.
    Enjoy your alumni teams that play exactly the same as a WHL team......
    Sauce12
    My guess is there won't be any new jerseys from the past. The early 90s Pens jerseys are in but with a patch, so they probably thought: "F... it, we just go with the early 00s unis". Pretty sure other cool jerseys like the Kachinas or the Sabreheads or the navy Whalers won't be in. They just go with what's already in the game for years. For equipment it will be the same.
    And if I had to bet, I'd say there are 5-6 alumni players per team, not full historical rosters. Half-arsed as pretty much anything they do.

    Wow you were way off on this :y220d:
    hrudey32
    So a pretty simple question. I generally just play season mode and go thru the season to the playoffs, then start over. Can you add players or edit the Kings Alumni team to recreate the 93 team? The core is there but missing people like Granato, Sydor, Zuitnik, Sandstrom, Rychel. And then if you wanted to take on the Alumni Flames, Canucks, Leafs and Habs like they did in 93 would that have to just be in Play Now?

    Not sure on that but you can recreate Patrick Roy in the game smoking the Kings butts :caflag:
    THESHAMISASHAME
    Wow you were way off on this :y220d:

    Well, I was right on the jerseys, wasn't I? :google:
    It' just weird having Bobby Clarke in that black sweater, Mario in vegas gold, Tkachuk and Roenick not in the Kachinas. The list goes on.
    For NHL 21 it would be awesome, if there were classic arenas (like in NBA 2k) with the old school center ices etc.
    Starting a little project with these.
    First, full roster listings in a spreadsheet highlighting 1) Duplicates and 2) Players out of their primes e.g. Spezza on Ottawa. Then we'll work on identifying and building replacements. Then, we'll see what we can do in terms of expanding on the base we're given. For exemple, maybe we can have a dedicated Thrashers team, maybe we can have the Golden Seals / Barons, maybe we can replace some lesser players with better players and put those lesser players in as Free Agents. Maybe we can then fill that Free Agents list with more alumni. Maybe we can do something with current NHLers and the AHL teams, maybe we can have the Best Active players for each franchise as that franchise's AHL team, maybe we can throw players that now play in Europe that used to play on those franchises in there...
    Wish we could share rosters but heh.
    Never worked on a EA NHL game before, you may remember me from my work on ESPN Hockey, The Show, Fire Pro, TEW/EWR, WWE 2k, etc dating back to the 90s.
    MAN, some of those picks for the alumni teams are weird.
    Colorado third goalie... Tyler Weiman. 1 NHL game to his resume, been out of the game for 3 years.
    If Peter Budaj is still in the game, I'd say he would have been a better choice...
    My spreadsheet, WIP.
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1neu2MsofzbeqIhqHjMhaLTt_v-PQJAoUZLggPJdg1fw/edit?usp=sharing
    More notes:
    - They have Mike Liut as Michael Liut, which I've never heard ANYONE call him Michael, even though it IS indeed his full birth name. AND the picture used for him is Wilfrid Paiement. Whom, I don't think is in the game. I checked on Toronto and Quebec and unless I missed him on both, he's not in there.
    - Juuse Saros, currently a Nashville Predator, backs up Chris Mason on their Alumni team. If you're too cheap to sign Vokoun or Dunham, how about Marek Mazanec, who is probably still in the game, and an actual alumni?
    - Walter instead of Turk? It's his real name, but everybody calls him Turk Broda.
    - Nobody alumnies like Mike Sillinger. He's on 14 teams by my count. Which, yeah, if I didn't want to specifically remove dupes, I'd allow it for him.
    Would love a list of all the dupes on each team. I’m thinking of using actual NHL teams with all the alumni and use current stars as well. Send all other NHL’ers to the AHL and the AHL guys to the alumni teams.
    I’ve been searching for a alumni team rosters but can’t find them anywhere. All I have found is a list of all the players but no specification as to which team(s) the player. Example- Mark Messier is listed as one of the players, but I can’t find anywhere if he on the Oilers roster and the Rangers? If anyone could post a link to the team rosters it would be appreciated. Thanks
    Sauce12
    Well, I was right on the jerseys, wasn't I? :google:
    It' just weird having Bobby Clarke in that black sweater, Mario in vegas gold, Tkachuk and Roenick not in the Kachinas. The list goes on.
    For NHL 21 it would be awesome, if there were classic arenas (like in NBA 2k) with the old school center ices etc.

    I guess Im not such a stickler on Jerseys as there is a 50th anniversary Philly jersey that meets my needs and as far as the Pens go they have nearly every jersey in their history ? You do know how to change jerseys before the game right :60::duck::y220d:
    To be fair this mode has many flaws like if a goalie is on two different teams say Cujo he will have on his Leafs gear when hes on the Blues and if you try and change goalies without masks theres no options (glitch).
    EA really has problems with all this half baked stuff and of course no roster share pretty much makes this mode worthless so what a great misuse of sources as teams like the Kings , Detroit and the Oilers have a great base .
    Even if we wanted to create a Robert Gordon Orr he would have a helmet on but its still fun to play around with the mode as Ill just do a 1990s Avs vs Wings for now but like most I have no idea what direction EA is going with this series ?
    MJ200
    They need authentic old arenas now too. Need the old Garden with smaller dimensions and old chicago stadium.

    I agree, I hope they build off of this year and keep going. Maybe look at creating a Best Teams roster next year. In looking at the Alumni In the game now I feel they have a good base to do that. Sample would be the 2002 Redwings. Most of the players on that team are in the game.
    Can one of you kind people on this board please post a couple screen shots of some legends with there full ratings layed out. I am stuck in the past when it comes to NHL games but I would love to create a few players in my old game.
    I am looking for screenshots of
    Ed Belfour
    Grant Fuhr
    Bill Ranford
    Sean burke
    I wish they rated guys based on the time with the team. I think a few more obscure guys were seriously underrated. Blaine Stoughton has several monster years with the Whalers and he’s only an 80 overall!

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