12:58 PM - August 13, 2014 by MMChrisS
During the NHL portion of Electronic Arts' Gamescom press conference, a brief screen flash revealed the 10 North American and European hockey leagues that will be represented in NHL 15:
National Hockey League (NHL)
American Hockey League (AHL)
Ontario Hockey League (OHL)
Western Hockey League (WHL)
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)
Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL)
Finnish Elite League (Liiga)
Czech Extraliga (ELH)
Swedish Hockey League (SHL)
Swiss National League (NLA)
All of these leagues were present in NHL 14, so hockey fans should be relieved to know that no licensing partners were lost this year, as was the case in FIFA 15.
The bad news for Russian gamers is that their country's top league, the KHL, remains absent from EA's hockey series. Popular Russian athletes like Ilya Kovalchuk and Alexander Radulov should at least be playable and tradable, assuming that NHL 15 still features roster editing, and still offers its usual selection of Olympic national teams.
EA has been reluctant to release any information regarding NHL 15's game modes, so we still don't know how, exactly, you'll be able to use these leagues in NHL 15. NHL 14 let gamers select any league they wanted to inside Season Mode, but the game would not allow your Be A Pro character to play anywhere outside North America.