New creative attack moves give you full control to execute the highlight-reel, jaw-dropping plays seen by young superstars in today's new NHL. On offense, all-new creative dekes include between-the-legs moves, one-handed dekes, back-handed toe-drags and much more. On defense, the all-new defensive skill stick gives you the tools to counter attacks with poke check targeting, extended pokes, and controlled stick sweeps to cover zones of the ice and take away lanes. New creative AI also means your teammates leverage all the same creative tools as you do for intelligent decision-making. Play the fast-paced, arcade-inspired three-on-three NHL THREES® mode, or create your own custom 32nd NHL team with the new Expansion Draft. The all-new, arcade-inspired hockey experience features faster gameplay, bigger hits and high-scoring action that's easy to pick up and play. Enter unique NHL THREES® arenas with all-new commentary and pick your style of play, from fast-fun couch co-op to fully competitive online team play where you choose the game rules and modifiers. Whether you're playing cooperatively or competitively, offline on the couch or online with up to 12 players, NHL 18 delivers more than 64 combinations to team up with - or against - friends locally and online.