Four-time olympic medalists Angela Ruggiero and Hayley Wickenheiser become first ever female athletes added as playable characters in EA SPORTS NHL franchise
For the first time ever in a professional league simulation sports video game, NHL 13 has added female athletes as playable characters, Electronic Arts announced. Former Team USA superstar Angela Ruggiero will join former Team Canada great Hayley Wickenheiser, both four-time Olympic Ice Hockey medalists, as playable legends in the game. NHL Hall of Famers Doug Gilmour, Jari Kurri, and NHL legend Dominik Hasek will also be added to the roster of legends which includes the likes of Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux.
NHL 13 will be available on September 11, 2012 in North America and September 14, 2012 in Europe.