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Quick hits: Dave Scatchard retires, NHL 12 won’t ship with Winnipeg Jets’ new jerseys and more

Aug 22, 2011, 3:31 PM EDT

Dave Scatchard,Loui Eriksson AP

Here are three quick hit stories from the hockey world for Monday, August 22.

The rugged forward played 659 regular season games, most recently playing eight with the St. Louis Blues in 2010-11. He hasn’t been much of a fixture in the NHL the past three seasons, playing just 16 games for the Nashville Predators in 09-10 and 46 with the Phoenix Coyotes in 08-09. Scatchard played most of his career with the Vancouver Canucks and New York Islanders. His final regular season totals are 128 goals and 141 assists for 269 points with a -38 rating and 1,040 penalty minutes. He appeared in 17 postseason games – all with the Islanders – scoring two goals and two assists for four points with a -8 rating and 34 PIM.

  • NHL 12 will ship with nine legends, but the in-store copies won’t include the Winnipeg Jets’ new uniforms. The new jerseys will reportedly be included in the game’s first roster update, however, although it’s unclear when exactly that first update will occur. The game will be released on September 13, so it’s no guarantee that the Jets will share their new design by then. It’s an understandable issue that EA Sports must deal with, although it could be an especially big bummer for the small subset of fans who have video game consoles but no Internet access. (Any leftover fears that this screenshot included the new Jets logo can now be put to rest, if EA’s denial of the logos wasn’t enough already.)

On the good news front, those with Internet capabilities will be delighted to know that EA is scheduled to premiere the game’s demo tomorrow on Xbox Live and Playstation Network.

  1. icelovinbrotha215 - Aug 22, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Will there be a DLC for jerseys like there was for NHL 11?

  2. 12is3times4 - Aug 22, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    So what WILL the Jets be wearing in the initial release of the game? They’ve got to wear something, but you never said what it is. Perhaps just whatever they’ve got as a working version of the uni graphics?

    • icelovinbrotha215 - Aug 22, 2011 at 8:52 PM

      Probably wear the same unis they wore at the draft haha.

    • kopy - Aug 23, 2011 at 8:56 AM

      Could be the throwbacks. They might just list them under Winnipeg instead of Phoenix. It’s not like Phoenix ever wears them, and as we learned through this move, the throwbacks are owned by the NHL and not the Coyotes.

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