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NHL 14 Helps Fight Cancer With Special In-Game Card Collection

NHL 14 Helps Fight Cancer With Special In-Game Card Collection
D.J. Kinsey

Written by DJ Kinsey - Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Published on Friday, 11 October 2013 18:28


 

Gamers have always had plenty of opportunity to drop the gloves and fight in EA Sports' NHL series.  Now, during the month of October gamers participating in the Hockey Ultimate Team mode of NHL 14 can participate in the fifteenth anniversary of the National Hockey League's Hockey Fights Cancer program.    During the month...

an exclusive hockey card set will be available in gold packs within the game. 

For those unfamiliar with the HUT mode of NHL 14, it is extremely similar to collecting hockey cards like many of us did as kids or continue to do as adults.  Gamers can open packs of player cards which then make-up their team.  Much like collecting real cards, the gem players are often few and far between with all player distribution being random.  Gamers can trade cards in order to fill in some of the holes in their line-ups or purchase more packs of cards with real currency or pucks earned by playing hte game.  With a combination of on ice skill, the luck of the draw and some savy trading the eventual goal is to create the Ultimate Team which can then become a contender.

The Hockey Fights Cancer collection features the following player cards :

 

 

  • James van Riemsdyk -Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Steve Ott -Buffalo Sabres
  • Steven Stamkos -Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Erik Condra -Ottawa Senators
  • Erik Gudbranson -Florida Panthers
  • Justin Abdelkader -Detroit Red Wings
  • Patrice Bergeron -Boston Bruins
  • Dion Phaneuf -Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Carey Price -Montreal Canadiens

Hockey Fights Cancer is a charitable initiative between the the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players Association.  The mandate of the program is to raise "awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research".  The program will be donating over $200,000 in cancer related grants throughout all 30 NHL team markets during October.  Since the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative began in 1998, over $13 million has been raised for this worthy cause.  In addition to the awareness that EA Sports is bringing to the program, they are also donating $10,000 to the cause.  Fans of the NHL game franchise can now feel a little extra pride whenever they hit the ice or drop the gloves.

 


Gold card packs can be purchased in the Playstation Store or XBox Marketplace for $1.25 or 6,250 EA pucks for 12 items and $3.49 or 17,500 pucks a 24 item pack.  If anyone got Dion Phaneuf I am will to make a trade.

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