NHL Players Make the Move to Europe in EA SPORTS NHL 13

Hi there hockey fans! Today you may have heard that an online roster update for NHL 13 was released that adds a duplicate version of NHL® players who are playing in the following European leagues to their current team: Czech Extraliga (ELH), SM-Liiga, Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), Elitserien (SEL), and National League A (NLA). This means that a player like Giroux will remain on the Flyers, but will also be available on the Eisbaren Berlin (DEL) roster.

Hockey is a global game and within NHL 13 there are five European leagues, 66 European teams and over 2100 players representing 26 countries across Europe. By adding NHL players who have joined those leagues to their respective team rosters, we are able to create an authentic experience for fans of those leagues and the NHL, worldwide. For fans of a specific NHL team, those players will still be available on their NHL rosters, which could make for some interesting matchups online.

Scroll down to the bottom of the guide for a list of transactions outlining NHL player movement to the leagues above.

How to manually move NHL players to their Current European Teams (Offline only)

For players who aren’t connected online, this guide will show you how to manually update your rosters:

From the Main Menu, select ‘My NHL®13’. Next click ‘Roster Management’.

Select ‘Player Movement’.

On the left side of the ‘Player Movement’ menu, cycle to the team that has the player you want to move and then add him to the ‘Moving Block’ by pressing either (A - Xbox) or (X - PS3). Toggle over to the right side of the menu and cycle to the team that you want to move that player to. Hit (X - Xbox) or (Square - PS3) to ‘Execute Move’.

Note: You can add multiple players on the same team to the ‘Moving Block’ to speed up the process.

In this image, you can see that you’ve successfully moved Claude Giroux from the Philadelphia Flyers to Eisbaren Berlin.

If you’d like to reset your rosters to default, head back to the ‘Roster Management’ section of ‘My NHL®13’ and then select ‘Set Default Rosters’.

Challenge the Hockey Ultimate Team: Team of the Week

Beginning Tuesday, hockey fans can take on a NHL 13 Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT) – Team of the Week that features NHL players who have made the move to Europe. Challenge a team that includes players such as Claude Giroux, Erik Karlsson, and Daniel Briere. Fans that purchase any HUT pack get a chance at a special edition Team of the Week item. Each special edition item features players with boosted ratings that can help you build the ultimate fantasy team in Hockey Ultimate Team mode.

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Name

From

To

League

Ladislav Smid

Edmonton Oilers

Bili Tygri Liberec

Czech

Ondrej Pavelec

Winnipeg Jets

Bili Tygri Liberec

Czech

Andrew Ference

Boston Bruins

HC Ceske Budejovice

Czech

Radek Martinek

Columbus Blue Jackets

HC Ceske Budejovice

Czech

Jiri Tlusty

Carolina Hurricanes

HC Kladno

Czech

Jaromir Jagr

Dallas Stars

HC Kladno

Czech

Tomas Kaberle

Montréal Canadiens

HC Kladno

Czech

Tomas Plekanec

Montréal Canadiens

HC Kladno

Czech

Marek Zidlicky

New Jersey Devils

HC Kladno

Czech

Jakub Kindl

Detroit Red Wings

HC Pardubice

Czech

Ales Hemsky

Edmonton Oilers

HC Pardubice

Czech

Tuukka Rask

Boston Bruins

HC Plzen

Czech

Michal Rozsival

Chicago Blackhawks

HC Plzen

Czech

Roman Cervenka

Calgary Flames

HC Slavia Praha

Czech

Vladimir Sobotka

St. Louis Blues

HC Slavia Praha

Czech

Michal Neuvirth

Washington Capitals

HC Sparta Praha

Czech

Rostislav Klesla

Phoenix Coyotes

HC Trinec

Czech

Pavel Kubina

Philadelphia Flyers

HC Vitkovice

Czech

Roman Polak

St. Louis Blues

HC Vitkovice

Czech

Andrew MacDonald

New York Islanders

HC Karlovy Vary

Czech

David Krejci

Boston Bruins

HC Pardubice

Czech

Dennis Seidenberg

Boston Bruins

Adler Mannheim

DEL

Marcel Goc

Florida Panthers

Adler Mannheim

DEL

Claude Giroux

Philadelphia Flyers

Eisbären Berlin

DEL

Daniel Brière

Philadelphia Flyers

Eisbären Berlin

DEL

Alexander Sulzer

Buffalo Sabres

ERC Ingolstadt

DEL

Jamie Benn

Dallas Stars

Hamburg Freezers

DEL

Christian Ehrhoff

Buffalo Sabres

Krefeld Pinguine

DEL

Cody Franson

Toronto Maple Leafs

Brynäs

Elitserien

Alexander Steen

St. Louis Blues

MODO

Elitserien

Viktor Stålberg

Chicago Blackhawks

Frölunda

Elitserien

Matt Duchene

Colorado Avalanche

Frölunda

Elitserien

Max Pacioretty

Montréal Canadiens

Ambrì-Piotta

NLA

Richard Park

Pittsburgh Penguins

Ambrì-Piotta

NLA

Roman Josi

Nashville Predators

Bern

NLA

John Tavares

New York Islanders

Bern

NLA

Mark Streit

New York Islanders

Bern

NLA

Tyler Seguin

Boston Bruins

Biel

NLA

Rick Nash

New York Rangers

Davos

NLA

Joe Thornton

San Jose Sharks

Davos

NLA

Yannick Weber

Montréal Canadiens

Genève-Servette

NLA

Logan Couture

San Jose Sharks

Genève-Servette

NLA

Brooks Laich

Washington Capitals

Kloten

NLA

Tyler Ennis

Buffalo Sabres

Langnau

NLA

Jared Spurgeon

Minnesota Wild

Langnau

NLA

Luca Sbisa

Anaheim Ducks

Lugano

NLA

Patrice Bergeron

Boston Bruins

Lugano

NLA

Jason Spezza

Ottawa Senators

Rapperswil

NLA

Gilbert Brulé

Phoenix Coyotes

ZSC

NLA

Damien Brunner

Detroit Red Wings

Zug

NLA

Linus Omark

Edmonton Oilers

Zug

NLA

Raphael Díaz

Montréal Canadiens

Zug

NLA

Henrik Zetterberg

Detroit Red Wings

Zug

NLA

Jesse Joensuu

New York Islanders

Ässät

SM-Liiga

Lennart Petrell

Edmonton Oilers

HIFK

SM-Liiga

Sean Bergenheim

Florida Panthers

HIFK

SM-Liiga

Stéphane Robidas

Dallas Stars

HIFK

SM-Liiga

Valtteri Filppula

Detroit Red Wings

Jokerit

SM-Liiga

Erik Karlsson

Ottawa Senators

Jokerit

SM-Liiga

Rich Peverley

Boston Bruins

JYP

SM-Liiga

Craig Smith

Nashville Predators

KalPa

SM-Liiga

Jussi Jokinen

Carolina Hurricanes

Kärpät

SM-Liiga

Jason Demers

San Jose Sharks

Kärpät

SM-Liiga

Kyle Turris

Ottawa Senators

Kärpät

SM-Liiga

Philip Larsen

Dallas Stars

Lukko

SM-Liiga

Frans Nielsen

New York Islanders

Lukko

SM-Liiga

Mikkel Boedker

Phoenix Coyotes

Lukko

SM-Liiga

Antti Niemi

San Jose Sharks

Pelicans

SM-Liiga

Cory Emmerton

Detroit Red Wings

SaiPa

SM-Liiga

Kris Russell

St. Louis Blues

TPS

SM-Liiga

Lauri Korpikoski

Phoenix Coyotes

TPS

SM-Liiga

Alec Martinez

Los Angeles Kings

TPS

SM-Liiga

Chris Stewart

St. Louis Blues

Bili Tygri Liberec

Czech

Wayne Simmonds

Philadelphia Flyers

Bili Tygri Liberec

Czech

Kurtis Foster

Minnesota Wild

Tappara

SM-Liiga

Mikko Koivu

Minnesota Wild

TPS

SM-Liiga