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See how NHL 15's overhauled player models make a difference on the ice

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NHL 15 features player models that were completely redone for the series' debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and developer EA Canada explained why that matters in a new developer diary released today.

Each of the 12 player models on the ice consists of three layers: the body, equipment and jersey. And thanks to technology that EA refers to as "dynamic cloth," uniforms will move realistically in response to the body and pads beneath them, as well as external collisions with pucks, sticks, other players and more. According to EA, there are now goals that can be scored in NHL 15 that weren't possible before — a puck may squeeze past the crook of the goalie's elbow where it would've met an invisible wall on the previous console generation.

NHL 15 will be released Sept. 9 on PS4 and Xbox One. For more, check out our preview from E3, and the E3 trailer below.