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NHL 17 Release Date: 7 Things Gamers Need to Know



What you need to know about the NHL 17 release date, new features and the NHL 17 deals that can help you save. We also cover the early play options on EA Access that arrived last week and are still available.

This is what you need to know about the NHL 17 game for 2016 and a new look at NHL 17 gameplay. EA continues to focus on drawing fans back into the game including an upgraded NHL 17 Ultimate Team experience.

We now see our first NHL 17 gameplay video that shows off some of the new features in the game. EA also released a video showcasing the NHL 17 Sports Hockey League updates.

NHL 17 pre-orders are live with great NHL 17 deals and some interesting bonus content. As expected NHL 17 is only on Xbox One and PS4.

The essential NHL 17 release date details, gameplay and deals.

The essential NHL 17 release date details, gameplay and deals.

Will NHL 17 be more than just a roster update? The odds are very good that it will be. Last year the team hosted a lengthy Q&A session with fans and even offered a beta of the Hockey League so that the developers could deliver a better game to fans.

If you aren’t someone who buys sports games every year, the NHL 17 release date comes in 2016, so the NHL 16 game you see on shelves now looks current, but it is actually months old.

EA Sports recently added NHL 16 to EA Access, which allows gamers to play the full game without buying it. EA Access is a $5 a month subscription or $30 a year and includes a lot of games as well as early access to new games, which means you’ll get to play NHL 17 early.

You can sign up as a NHL 17 Insider that will allow access to the news and details faster, but EA is not sharing exactly what this will be just yet.

Check out the important NHL 17 release information that you need to know about so far.

NHL 17 Release Date

NHL 17 Release Date

The NHL 17 release date is September 13th, one of the dates we expected the game to arrive on. This puts it right in between Madden 17 and FIFA 17, where it usually sits. 

At the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas EA announced the NHL 17 release date for Xbox One and PS4. There is no version of this game for the Xbox 360 or PS3, which is not a shock since they were cut off last year. There is also no PC NHL 17 release. 

There are no confirmed midnight NHL 17 release date events. GameStop does not list an event, nor does Best Buy. You may be able to walk into Walmart or Target at 12:01, but your best bet is to buy digitally if you want to play tonight. 



  1. Jennifer Bellini

    04/26/2016 at 2:40 pm

    Hopefully there will be NHL 17 on mobile in all version as the game mirror image to NHL 13 on XBOX 360/PS3 w/ updated roster and commentary. Gameplay can be similar to FIFA 14 mobile.

  2. Terriepope

    04/27/2016 at 6:38 am

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  3. tthefilthy1

    05/29/2016 at 9:39 am

    I really hope that they add in the trade in request option in this year’s game mode “be a pro”..pretty sure that is what most players get the game for..they had the option on nhl 14…do not understand how a “next gen” game could have less details..anyway hope you they worked on that game mode!!!!!

  4. Jason

    06/08/2016 at 11:36 am

    I hope it’s released by the start of the world cup of hockey…

  5. jacquelinecollins786

    07/28/2016 at 10:45 pm

    when i looked at the figure of 8756 d .Than I have no other choice but to accept , what i ssaw .wr. They have been doing this for a year and get ride of their debts.. Yesterday they purchased new Aston Martin ………..23s
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  6. Lorna

    08/23/2016 at 3:21 pm

    Not Pavelski? Shame!!!!

  7. Mason

    08/25/2016 at 9:17 am

    Solid video, still the skating engine in this game is awful and when you run a 1-2-2 blue line forecheck, the D men always get caught skating up the ice and your left with breakaways and 2 on 1’s all game long. Sometimes seems like players pivoting to turn is equivalent to a Mac truck making a u-turn on the highway, and lets not mention receiving the puck at the blue line as a D-man and trying to pivot and back skate to take a clapper when a lane opens up. Would really like to see the short-side glitch goal in the slot go away, and hopefully the skating in circles in the slot until a lane opens for a one-timer on the far side goes away. Ruins the integrity of the game for those who like to score in all facets and for those who understand how to play the game of hockey, as opposed to arcade style gaming for people who know nothing about the sport and score/attempt to score the same way all game long.

  8. Justin Peevers

    09/12/2016 at 9:21 am

    Hi-Tech Game Traders in Saskatoon, Sk has midnight launch planned for both locations.

  9. Eric Moitoso

    09/12/2016 at 11:48 pm

    Man if I had a nickel for every time I said to myself, “I wish I was in Saskatoon. “

  10. nugget

    04/29/2017 at 10:21 am

    i can understand why not for 360, but no pc version is bonkers

    guess im stuck with 16, weak.

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