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Lace up the skates and play with or against all 30 NHL teams including the new expansion Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild. NHL 2001 invites the world to play with the addition of 20 international teams including Ukraine and Latvia. Feel the full hockey flavor by building a custom team with the jersey editor, logo importer, and customizable city and team names. EA SPORTS puts you in the game with the "Face in the Game" feature -- witness fans throw their hats on the ice in your honor after a hat trick. With a variety of game modes including Quick Game, Season Play, Career Mode, Playoffs and Tournaments, all the goals are just a slap shot away.


NHL 2001 Windows A Tampa player
NHL 2001 Windows Goal Celebration
NHL 2001 Windows The Goalkeeper warms up before the game.
NHL 2001 Windows One of many ways to watch the replays.

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User Reviews

Another Hockey treat for the year 2001... Windows The Ring Hawk (644)
The best hockey game there is, but not the best there COULD be Windows Rick Jones (108)
Smooth as Ice Windows Kartanym (10698)
Another great addition to EA Sports' NHL series. Windows Radoslaw Koncewicz (7)
Another great sports game from EA Sports PlayStation Attila (495)

Critic Reviews

Gamer's Pulse Windows Oct 25, 2000 97 out of 100 97
GameZone PlayStation 2 Feb 05, 2001 9.3 out of 10 93
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Nov 02, 2000 8.7 out of 10 87
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Gameplanet PlayStation Nov 01, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamersMark Windows May 29, 2001 8 out of 10 80 PlayStation 2 Dec 08, 2000 16 out of 20 80 PlayStation Oct 24, 2000 16 out of 20 80
Gry OnLine Windows Dec 22, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 Oct 29, 2000 B- 67


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EA Cover Curse

Owen Nolan missed 24 games of the 2000-01 season for a variety of reasons following his cover appearance and saw his points per game drop from 1.07 (in 99-00) to 0.85.
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