HLM22 Feature Reveal

Now that the daily feature reveal is over, it's time to announce the complete list of new features coming to HLM22.

HLM22 will be available in September 2021.

Waivers

  • Eligible players must pass waivers before being assigned to the minor league
  • Setting to enable or disable waivers
  • Setting to set minimum overall and potential for waivers alert

League Expansion

  • Can set any number of teams, from 6 to 64, for a new career or ongoing career (through expansions and folds)
  • Can set the number of divisions and conferences
  • Can set the names of divisions and conferences
  • Can change the minor league divisions configuration
  • Can set the number of games per season, from 8 to 82
  • Can set the number of draft rounds
  • Can set the number of playoff participating teams in (from 2 to 32)
  • Can set the playoff seeding (wildcard, division, conference, league)
  • Can set the playoffs best of
  • Can add multiple expansion draft at any time in your career
  • Can set your protection list for an expansion draft

Junior League

  • Added three junior leagues (Quebec Junior League, Ontario Junior League, Western Junior League)
  • Junior teams can be followed (lineups, games, stats, trophies, season records)
  • Each rookies is assigned to a junior league
  • Can disable the junior leagues

Battle Royale

  • Each season, the 5 worst teams are eliminated until only one remains
  • Can set the number of teams eliminated per season (1 to 5)

History Mode

  • Start a career in 1917, 1942, 1960, 1980, 2000 or 2010.
  • Existing and created players are generated as rookies if they are too young to play in the major league

Draft

  • Rank of prospects fluctuates troughout the year
  • Prospect's rank variation is visible from its profile
  • You can unlock the real rank of a prospect at tier 4 of scouting
  • You can view prospects for the next three drafts
  • New interface with timer, news feed, in-draft trades
  • Can force the use of original draft pick ownership
  • Can set the rookie generation odds by country

Minor League

  • Added minor league trophies
  • Added minor league season records

Stats

  • Points per game
  • Shooting percentage
  • Blocked shots
  • Faceoff wins
  • Faceoff losses
  • Faceoff percentage
  • Corsi for
  • Corsi against
  • Corsi percentage
  • Game score
  • Win and loss streak for teams

Play by play

  • Can edit lineup during a game
  • Can change the goalie during a game
  • Multiple overtimes during playoffs

Injuries

  • Injuries can cause a player lose overall points
  • Career ending injuries
  • Season injury history and summary
  • Injury history on player profile
  • Severity of injuries (minor, moderate, major)

Draft lottery

  • Can disable the draft lottery
  • Can set the number of teams eligible for the draft lottery (from one to all)
  • Can set the number of pick drawn
  • Can set a limit on the number of picks a team can jump
  • Can edit the odds of winning the lottery for each pick

Tournaments

  • The world cup has an effect on the nationality of future prospects
  • Can set the tournament frequency
  • Can control a world cup team
  • Can select a world cup team roster
  • Division changes after each tournament

Settings

  • Can customize which stats are displayed
  • Can hide players overall
  • Can set the player salary influence to be overall or performance oriented

General

  • Championship notification for each league
  • All-star game
  • Older draft history available
  • Secondary positions
  • Search bar
  • Can watch any game from any team with the new boxscore page
  • New season page showing championship results, stat leaders, expansion teams, folded teams and relocations
  • New season records (win streak, loss streak, playoffs streak, playoffs drought, cup streak)
  • Improved coaches and ice time impact on player overall (viewable from the player progression page)
  • Players can retire as scouts

Contracts

  • Players now show interest in signing with your team
  • Players can accept qualifying offers
  • Entry level contract can slide if the player has not reached the required number of major league games.

Rosters

  • Can assign a player to a junior league team
  • Can set a player overall, team and contract for any history mode season
  • Can create retired players
  • Can add player stats
  • Can create scouts
  • Can view what is included in a community roster (number of players, teams, etc)
  • Added team jerseys
  • Can set player injury
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