NHL 2002

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NHL 2002
Image:NHL 2002 Coverart.png
Developer(s) EA Canada (PC, PS2, Xbox)
Budcat Creations (GBA)
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series NHL series
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
PlayStation 2
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Sports - Ice Hockey Sim
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer, multiplayer online

NHL 2002 is a video game released by EA Sports on September 17, 2001. It is the predecessor to NHL 2003. The game's cover man is Pittsburgh Penguins superstar and owner Mario Lemieux.


Bill Clement is replaced by Don Taylor for NHL 2002. Taylor's quirky and often slapstick commentary style drew mixed reception from fans of the game.

After September 11, 2001, a patch was created that changed the image shown on the loading screen before New York Rangers games. Originally, it had been the World Trade Center. It was changed to the Statue of Liberty. (New York Islanders games simply showed the arena.)

GBA version[edit]

NHL 2002 was the only game in the series to be released on the Game Boy Advance. This version is an updated port of NHL 96 for the SNES,[1] and contains many features from that past title. It was also the last EA Sports NHL game to have 2D graphics, and the last NHL game to be on a handheld console until NHL 07. This GBA game was not released in Europe.


The games' soundtrack consists of instrumental techno songs by composer Rom Di Prisco (who has done previous games by EA games, including the NHL series), as well as these licensed tracks.

NHL 2002 Soundtrack
Artist Song
Barenaked Ladies "It's Only Me"
Gob "I Hear You Calling"
Jet Set Satellite "Lies By The Thousands"
Sum 41 "Fat Lip"
Sum 41 "Makes No Difference"
The Tea Party "Temptation"
Treble Charger "American Psycho"
Treble Charger "Brand New Low"
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 95%
Review scores
Publication Score
GameSpot 9.2/10
IGN 9/10


  1. ^ Craig Harris (March 18, 2002). "NHL 2002". IGN. 

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