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NHL 18: Team Expansion Draft, Expansion Mode Options, Classic

The official website posted a new trailer about the NHL 18's Franchise mode, you can head over to U4GM to find more this trailer information. As we already know, the NHL 18 one of main modes is the new 3-on-3 NHL THREES mode, this mode introduces fast-paced, arcade-inspired action. Fans can be the first to play as the Vegas Golden Knights in Franchise Mode. They will be able to create and draft their own 32nd NHL team. 



Due to the new Expansion Draft feature in Franchise Mode, entire NHL will be reshaped by you. In NHL 18, there are 4 modes to play within NHL 18 Franchise mode: 31 Team Expansion Draft, 32 Team Expansion Draft as well as Expansion Mode Options, Classic. Now, we start to introduce these modes. For more information about the NHL 18's Franchise mode, see more at here


31 Team Expansion Draft

In the 31 Team Expansion Draft Mode, you start your journey three days before the Expansion Draft begins. There are two Expansion Draft scenarios for you to play in this mode: as the Vegas Golden Knights or as another NHL team.


If you choose to be the Vegas Golden Knights, you will go through the Expansion Draft and redraft their team based off your choice of either the Authentic Protected Player lists or computer-generated protection lists. 


If you choose to be an existing NHL franchise, you can either set your own protection list or have the computer auto-generate one for you. Your protection list must follow NHL Expansion Draft rules and contain either 7 forwards, 3 defensemen and a goalie or 8 skaters and a goalie. 


32 Team Expansion Draft

Reshape the entire NHL and create and draft a 32nd NHL team. Select the hometown for your team from cities all across North America and even in Europe - from Stockholm to Helsinki to Berlin to St. Petersburg.


When you are done creating your team, jump into an authentic Expansion Draft where you select a player from the same 30 NHL teams across the league that Vegas did. You can also choose to add a 32nd team and select an already-existing NHL franchise, like you can in the 31 Team Expansion Draft Mode.


Expansion Mode Options

There have been some added options to help customize your Franchise Mode experience. These include whether you want authentic Protection Lists for the Expansion Draft, the ability to toggle Player Morale on or off and the ability to toggle on or off certain pop-up notification warnings, like Scouting Assignment Warnings.



Classic Mode is Franchise Mode as you know and love it. All 31 NHL teams will start with your active roster. Select your team and jump straight into the 2017-18 NHL Season from the start of the pre-season in September. 


Above mentioned 4 modes to play within NHL 18 Franchise mode, this game's modes have a slew of information, official website will continue to update the latest news and guides, keep a closely eye on our website: