Bonus players Simply create a player and type
in one of the names below. The game will finish his abilities
and stats. A few players will also have a portrait.
Most of the real-life EA Sports
personnel who worked on the game are available as hidden
characters. To access the EA players, go to the
create-a-player section and type in any EA Sports personnel
name, which are found in the credits section towards the back
of the instruction booklet. Most of the names exist as secret
players, including several names from the "thanks" list,
including commentator Jim Hughson,
rink announcer Jon McComb
and Vancouver Canucks coach/NHL 2003 strategist
If you do play in franchise mode, these players will appear in
the rookie draft for you to sign. If you can take the time to
create enough of the players, you can fill out the EA Blades
and EA Storm Custom Teams with EA Sports players to give you a
further two teams to play with.
Claw X as a name to create a
player by that name.
Wayne Gretzky as a created player
name to access him.
When your at the created player
screen, type in various names of real players that do not
appear in the rosters. Their exact profile and face will
Just create a player using one of
these names of members of the Bare Naked Ladies:
or Kevin Hearn. The game will adjust the players face and
statistics to match that band member.
Type in the these as a last name in
create a character and the game will say the phrase when you
score or are selected for three stars, get a penalty etc.:
The entries with two words are both in the last name field.
Easter Egg cards In order to get an Easter Egg
cheat card, win ten games in a row with not boosting your goalie
or players with the same NHL team. You cannot use an
international team. You need to win one hundred games in row to
access every cheat.
Announced created player names When your in the create a
player option, use a common last names or a last name of players
already present to have them announced while playing.
Hints & Tips
Deflection shot Pass the puck to the offensive zone close to the blue line.
Then hold [Deflection/Short Block]
while your shooting. One of your players will skate to the front
of the net and deflect the puck in.
Use NHL player's face and picture
for a created player When your entering a name for a
created player, use an existing NHL player's name. A prompt will
verify that the player is in the database and then ask if you
want to create a player like him. Now select "Yes" and you will
get his face type and picture for you player. You can enter any
name and stats once your done.
Getting good players Use this trick to Get good
players easier with CPU Trading on. After you go through the
first season and the playoffs, you will be in the off-season. Be
sure that you only have two goaltenders on your roster, then go
into the rookie draft. If you scroll down, you will notice that
there are good goaltenders in the rookie draft, as they are
usually passed over by other teams. Draft the best goalie you
can find, then in the regular season, trade him for a good
player. With a good goalie, you can get Dany Heatley or Ilya
Easy goals If you are skating with someone
that has a high rank in the Deke category like Joe Sakic,
Kariya, etc., when you get past the other teams blue line, press
then press [Auto Deke].
Right after he is done with the Deke, press
will score 95% of the time.
Within any difficulty setting, skate
the puck into the offensive zone and speed burst past the
defenseman. By this time, you will be below the goaltender. At
this point another forward should have skated to the other post
and is waiting for a pass. Now pass the puck over and press
Almost each time the goaltender will flop to the ice, leaving
you an open net.
A player who has good shot aim or puck
handling is best. Set "Shot Aim" to "Manual". Choose the away
team so your goal is on the top part of the screen. Now give the
puck to a right-handed wing or center. They shoot the best. Take
the puck down to the circle on the right with the cross in it.
As you reach the cross press
[Shoot] and hold
should place the puck right through the five hole.
will not work always. For the same results you can do the
opposite and give the puck to a left handed person and shoot
from the left circle.
Just take any big shooter and let him
take a slapshot in the middle of the hash marks. Now shoot for
the top corner. This will work 90% of the time. If a defender is
on you, once in three zone move to the left or right, then cut
back left or right and take the slapshot.
Simply fake to the left, then Deke to
the right and do a wrist shot.
Pass the puck to one of your skaters
that is a hero. Now go in front of the other team's net. You
need to be in the middle of the red circles in front of the net.
Now set up for a slapshot, fill the meter to the top, and shoot.
You will score 85% of the time with no one in front of you.
Smash players into the glass Obtain a hard hitter like Brenndon Shannahan. When a CPU or
human player is close to the glass, press
[Big Hit] for
a chance to break the glass.
Constant fights Simply set all "Fighting",
"Aggression", and "Hitting" power bars up to full. Then turn off
"Penalties" and "Injuries", set the "Fatigue" bar down, then
create two teams with theplayers below. To make a fight break
out, skate into any opposing player and press