NHL 17 is still a few months away from release, but EA Sports has released a new trailer that lets fans know exactly what they can expect from the upcoming hockey game. New and improved goalie stances, defensive positioning, and offensive pushes are just a few of the aspects. You can watch it for yourself in the video below.

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The trailer shows off the new and improved defending from action in front of the net. Defenders will now have more tools to clear the puck and keep opposing players from getting up on the goalie. Goalies also now have more than 40 stances, which are intended to make each goalie feel unique and as authentic as the players they are based off of. The hit targeting has also been improved, which is said to make defending neutral ice a little more effective.

Offense has also received some improvements to passing, agility of the players, picking up the puck, and skating. It will now be easier for players to get into better positions that make it easier for them to take advantage of certain angles and score.

Additionally, players will also have more than 30 new celebrations to take advantage of when they score. So now you can taunt your friends on the ice mercilessly as you repeatedly score on them.

NHL 17 releases September 13th for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Stay Tuned to Gamer Assault Weekly for all your gaming needs.

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