Create a player and enter one of the following names. The game will complete his
abilities and stats. Some players will also have a portrait.
Most of the real-life EA Sports personnel who worked on making the game are
available as hidden characters. To access the EA players, go to the create-a-
player section and input any EA Sports personnel name, which can be found in the
credits section towards the back of the instruction booklet. Most (but not all)
of the names exist as hidden players, including several names from the "thanks"
list, along with commentator "Jim Hughson", rink announcer "Jon McComb" and
Vancouver Canucks coach/NHL 2003 strategist "Marc Crawford". If you play in
franchise mode, these players will occasionally appear in the rookie draft for
you to sign. Note: The female Christian names have been substituted for viable
male alternatives: e.g. Susan Smith is "Steve Smith", and Christine Staples
is "Christie Staples". You will have to experiment to work the girls out. If you
can be bothered to create enough of the players, you can fill out the EA Blades
and EA Storm Custom Teams with actual EA Sports players to give you a further two
teams to play with.