Electronic Arts now has a free trial of NHL 17, the next game in EA Sports' pro hockey series, available for Xbox One owners who subscribe to the EA Access service.

NHL 17

The free trial comes five days before the full version of NHL 17 is released to stores on Sept. 13. People who play the trial version can save their progress over to the full game if they buy it:

Whether you compete online in a bid for glory, live out your ultimate hockey fantasy in offline single player modes, or simply lace up and jump over the boards for exciting and innovative hockey gameplay - NHL 17 gives you the chance to Shape Your Legacy on and off the ice. Own Every Zone with more end-to-end control with Authentic Goalies, all-new Net Battles for offensive and defensive zone play, and thrilling new goal celebrations that capture the excitement of scoring the biggest goals on game night. Live out your ultimate hockey fantasy in all-new modes, including Draft Champions, the World Cup of Hockey, or manage the business in Franchise Mode.

The EA Access service, which also lets Xbox One owners play full versions of over 20 older games, is available for $4.99 a month or $29.99 for 12 months.

See NHL 17 at Microsoft Store

See EA Access at Microsoft Store