The inclusion stems from a new four-year agreement between Electronic Arts and the League, and will see all WHL, OHL and QMJHL teams and players in the game alongside their associated logos, league structures and the Mastercard Memorial Cup.
"It's exciting to have the CHL integrated into our game for the first time," EA SPORTS marketing VP Jordan Edelstein noted in the announcement. "Their inclusion will make NHL 11 the most definitive and complete hockey experience available."
Helmed by series veterans EA Canada, NHL 11 is due out on PlayStaiton 3 and Xbox 360 come September 2010 and will be among the various titles to utilize the company's new "Online Pass" initiative, which sees online multipayer restricted to those that either buy the game new, pay an additional $10, or take advantage of a free seven-day trial.
Meanwhile, competitor 2K Sports will only release its rival NHL 2K franchise on Wii this year, though the series will return to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011 with NHL 2K12.