With the official NHL season underway, EA Sports and the NHL 21 team plan to release their season opening roster update later this week. The NHLPA agreement requires a rookie to play a regular season game, before they can be added to the official NHL 21 roster. To get the most rookies into the game as possible, the team is taking a few extra days to get them in.
We’re aiming to deliver the season opening #NHL21 roster update later next week. Our NHLPA agreement requires any rookie to play a regular season game before we can add them to the roster, a few extra days allows us to get as many rookies in as possible. Thanks for your patience.
— Clappy (@TheClapperton) January 16, 2021