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NHL 21 Roster Update Available Today

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NHL 21 Roster Update Available Today

A new NHL 21 roster update is available today. Some of the overall changes are listed below.

  • Leon Draisaitl +1 (Overall 93)
  • Auston Matthews +1 (Overall 91)
  • Mitchell Marner +1 (Overall 91)
  • Quinn Hughes +1 (Overall 87)
  • Andrei Svechnikov +1 (Overall 87)
  • Cale Makar +1 (Overall 87)
  • William Nylander +1 (Overall 86)
  • Jack Hughes +3 (Overall 83)

Other than those overall rating updates, the NHL team has been stingy with details on updated rosters, for the most part, so you will need to take a look for yourself. If EA posts a new blog with full details, we’ll let you know. Until then, let us know what you think.

UPDATE: EA has posted the roster update changes here.

As always, we try to bring up the fact, the NHL series needs to bring back the roster share feature. The community complained about it missing from the NHL 21 franchise mode reveal and we discussed it in great detail, last December.

Over the past year, the team focused on NHL 21, specifically for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, let’s hope they can bring back the roster share feature in NHL 22, on all consoles.

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  1. franch1se
    I’m at work. Did they update the ahl? Waiting for Trevor zegras and Alex turcotte to be added.
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    Just checked, no Zegras, Turcotte is still on Berlin. Once again, this looks like a pathetic roster update. But I guess, we're used to that...
    Sauce12
    Just checked, no Zegras, Turcotte is still on Berlin. Once again, this looks like a pathetic roster update. But I guess, we're used to that...

    Thanks! So sick of this company. Lol
    Edit - you mean to tell me Turcotte and Madden have been in this game the entire time 🤦🏻*♂️ lol. My bad.
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    This update sucks. I'm trying to be as encouraging as I can, but Clappy and whoever else is in charge is dreadful. No comprehensive list, and no real effort.
    HOWEVER, I LOVE this game more than any NHL game I've ever played. So I'm just working on some private roster stuff, realizing I won't get everything right.
    As a Franchise only Player I need no black Silhouette Players. I can do them by myself with better looking appearance as they gave to us. My advice on EA ..... open the creation zone and let us recreate the faces, hairs .... in our Custom Rosters. Also give us the possibility to upload Player Portraits to our Custom Rosters. Many of the Portraits are old and no more up to date. They will not update the AHL till the Player Waiver is finished. So await a newest update not before end of February. ..... forgot ..... EA also need to work about the CHL Player rule. They officially not allowed to play in the AHL. So when they do not chance that, guys like Jarvis and other can not play in the AHL and will be sent down to the Juniors from the System when the Season starts.
    Travolterjohn
    As a Franchise only Player I need no black Silhouette Players. I can do them by myself with better looking appearance as they gave to us. My advice on EA ..... open the creation zone and let us recreate the faces, hairs .... in our Custom Rosters. Also give us the possibility to upload Player Portraits to our Custom Rosters. Many of the Portraits are old and no more up to date. They will not update the AHL till the Player Waiver is finished. So await a newest update not before end of February. ..... forgot ..... EA also need to work about the CHL Player rule. They officially not allowed to play in the AHL. So when they do not chance that, guys like Jarvis and other can not play in the AHL and will be sent down to the Juniors from the System when the Season starts.

    As cool as this would be, forget it, this will never happen with this company. Remember the good old days when we could edit the rosters with NHLview on our computers? That was an amazing program, editing players was ten times faster than it is now in-game. You were able to upload player pictures etc...
    Sauce12
    As cool as this would be, forget it, this will never happen with this company. Remember the good old days when we could edit the rosters with NHLview on our computers? That was an amazing program, editing players was ten times faster than it is now in-game. You were able to upload player pictures etc...

    Yes, you are right. I remember that good old days. I mean also that they have no good marketing Managers. If you change Player Portraits regular you will make more business in HUT. Hut Gamers are focused to buy Cards. Who will buy a black Silhouette from Kaprizov or Romanov in HUT :-) ? So if they give them always new Portraits of the Players they will buy. From my side would pay extra to get more real Player likenesses. For example 100 new likenesses, Goalie masks, other equipment $10-20 for Franchise mode. The only mode I play is Franchise mode. Whatever they do, HUT never will touch. By the way, I always give feedback about it in their advertisements in Twitter.
    So uhh...nobody's going to talk about Jack Hughes in OP's pic? Who the hell has their elbow that high in real life with that crap-eating grin lmao
    Might be a dumb question, but I'll ask it...
    What does the "merging rosters" actually do?
    I have made my own file with trades and some ratings changes. Also created 3 players. If I merge them, do I lose this stuff? (I recognize the CAPs no longer remain on the teams I put them on).
    And: which roster do you select first to merge them together? (Although the first question answered may make the second one irrelevant). Thanks!!!
    mkharsh33
    Might be a dumb question, but I'll ask it...
    What does the "merging rosters" actually do?
    I have made my own file with trades and some ratings changes. Also created 3 players. If I merge them, do I lose this stuff? (I recognize the CAPs no longer remain on the teams I put them on).
    And: which roster do you select first to merge them together? (Although the first question answered may make the second one irrelevant). Thanks!!!

    The problem is that this merging is going wrong. I told this EA developer in their Forum, but as usual they never listen. When you merge your Custom Roster with an EA Roster the EA Roster will overwrite all your changed data on the EA created Players. They also remove your CAP‘s from the Teams. Also remove changed equipment like changed Goalie masks, sticks ..... and will set it back to EA standard. The contrary should be ...... your custom Roster need to overwrite the EA Roster ( the existing EA Player from your custom Roster their I mean ). So after merging as it is now, you have as massive work to change all back
    Jatt96
    So uhh...nobody's going to talk about Jack Hughes in OP's pic? Who the hell has their elbow that high in real life with that crap-eating grin lmao

    It's weird to me that Auston Matthews (Chasing Hughes in this pic) has the exact same eyes as Hughes, and looks identical to him from the nose up here.
    Can be today, but not sure if it will include the AHL Players. When, then the Rookies will be like usually with black silhouettes and without Portraits. EA is lazy and doing Roster updates only all two weeks.

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