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The 2009 edition of EA Sports ice hockey simulation refreshes all of the existing NHL and international team rosters and schedules and adds the Russian Elite League and sees the the addition of the "Be A Pro"-mode in which players create a new player and only control him on the field. This mode is also available in multiplayer for up to 12 players in 6-on-6-matches in which every player on the ice is controlled by a human.

The defensive stick control has also been revamped and now allows for example to prevent direct passes. And it's possible to control both puck and stick with one hand in the offensive, allowing the player to better outplay the goalie. Of course all this complicates the already complex controls even more so that now it's possible to switch to the control scheme from NHL '94 which only needs a few buttons and one analog stick to be successful.


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NHL 09 Screenshot
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NHL 09 Screenshot
NHL 09 Screenshot


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Critic Reviews

GameTrailers Sep, 2008 9.3 out of 10 93
Game Chronicles Oct 12, 2008 9.3 out of 10 93
Planet Xbox 360 Sep 15, 2008 9.3 out of 10 93
Game Informer Magazine Sep, 2008 9.25 out of 10 92
GameZone Sep 09, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Armchair Empire, The Sep 26, 2008 9 out of 10 90
IGN Sep 05, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Official XBox Magazine Sep 09, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gamestyle Sep, 2008 9 out of 10 90
games xtreme Oct 20, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85


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Server shutdown

Electronic Arts closed the game's online servers for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions on 8th February 2011.