NHL 19 Walkthrough

4. Be A Pro & Franchise Mode

Be A Pro Mode

The quickest way to do this is to start a New Be a Pro Career and instead of choosing to start in the NHL or CHL, choose to start in the Memorial Cup.

You don't even need to play the games, just simply simulate up to the NHL Draft and select Auto Draft. I got drafted on my first try without even playing a game. By doing this you will unlock:

Getting Drafted in NHL 19
Get drafted to an NHL team in Be a Pro Mode.
  • Unlocked by 5,305 tracked gamers (32% - TA Ratio = 1.77) 16,732

Now you may be able to continue on in your Memorial Cup draft and unlock the following achievement, but what I did and recommend is to instead Start a New Be A Pro Career and select the NHL.

I recommend making your Be A Pro either a Center or a Winger. Another recommendation is to keep the difficulty on Pro or lower and to select a decent team that has a shot at the Cup for later on.

Simply simulate all preseason games up until the Regular Season and you should unlock the You're Not Cut achievement. If for whatever reason you don't make the team, simply quit out and try again. I made it on my first try.

You're not Cut in NHL 19
Make your NHL team out of the preseason in Be a Pro.
  • Unlocked by 4,163 tracked gamers (25% - TA Ratio = 2.00) 16,732

Now that you have simulated up until the Regular Season it is time to take your Be A Pro Skater and play a game on the regular season schedule. You shouldn't run into trouble with this one. If you do, turn down the difficulty, but all you need to do is score a goal to unlock:

Someone get that kid the puck! in NHL 19
Play and score your 1st NHL goal in a regular season game in Be a Pro.
  • Unlocked by 3,668 tracked gamers (22% - TA Ratio = 2.13) 16,732

The last achievement in this game mode is to win the Stanley Cup.

I recommend turning Auto Save "Off", and changing the difficulty to Pro or lower.

You need to be in the NHL obviously to win the cup, so it is important that you turn off autosave and save the game periodically so that you can reload the last save if you get sent down to the AHL.

The quickest way to get this achievement is to simulate the games, but if you try and simulate the entire season you will likely lose a lot of games or get sent down to the AHL, so it is important to just simulate a few games at a time and play some of them so that you get experience and stay on a top 4 line (starting line-up). I would generally simulate two games and then play one to prevent getting sent down.

It is also crucial that you keep track of how your team is performing in the standings. Your team must be a top 8 team in your Conference to make the Stanley Cup playoffs, so make sure you save after simulated wins and quit out when you simulate losses and load your Be A Pro back up to guarantee a shot at the Stanley Cup.

Once you make the playoffs keep the same strategy going. I don't believe you have to, but I recommend and did, in fact, play the Stanley Cup-clinching game to be safe. Win the Cup and after the game, the GM will congratulate you and you will unlock your last Be A Pro achievement:

Champion in NHL 19
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Win the Stanley Cup® in Be A Pro mode.
  • Unlocked by 736 tracked gamers (4% - TA Ratio = 4.76) 16,732

Franchise Mode

From the Main Menu, go to Franchise Mode and start a Franchise as any team. From there, go to the Team Management screen by pressing cn_RB.

Select Assign Scout under the Upgrade Your Team options. Choose one of your scouts that is currently scouting Amateurs. Press cn_A and change it to Scout Specific Players, Press cn_A. Next, Press cn_Aon any player on the Select Prospects menu, change the scout to a Potential and Comparison report and then Press cn_A again.

Press cn_start to confirm your assignment and unlock:

Fully Scouted! in NHL 19
Assign a scout to create a potential and comparison report on an amateur player.
  • Unlocked by 1,543 tracked gamers (9% - TA Ratio = 3.29) 16,732

Now head to the Team Management screen again by pressing cn_RB. Select Assign Scout under the Upgrade Your Team options. Select one of your scouts, press cn_Y to change their region and change it to North America - CHL, then choose either the WHL, OHL or QMJHL and you will unlock:

CHL Scout in NHL 19
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Assign a scout to one of the WHL, OHL or QMJHL regions in Franchise Mode.
  • Unlocked by 1,418 tracked gamers (8% - TA Ratio = 3.43) 16,732

Head back to the Team Management screen by pressing cn_RB. Select Assign Scout under the Upgrade Your Team options. Select one of your scouts that is currently scouting NHL. Press cn_A and change to Scout Specific Players, Press cn_A again. Press cn_A on any 5 players on the Select Prospects menu, change the scout to a complete report and Press cn_A.

Press cn_start to confirm assignment and unlock:

Pro Scout Master in NHL 19
Assign a scout to create 5 Complete Reports on 5 NHL Players.
  • Unlocked by 1,079 tracked gamers (6% - TA Ratio = 3.93) 16,732

Last but not least you must win the Stanley Cup as the 32nd team in an Expansion Draft within Franchise Mode. You then have to choose to do a 32 team expansion draft.

I recommend turning Auto Save "Off", and changing the difficulty to Pro or lower.

You Must select the option to be the Expansion team! If you choose to be a current NHL Franchise, you will not unlock the achievement. So choose the new team.

You may simulate games just like in Be A Pro Mode. I recommend simulating the first two periods of games and then hoping in to finish them, or simply Turn off autosave and save your Franchise Mode after wins and quit out after losses to guarantee your spot in the playoffs. Once you're in the playoffs simulate or play until you have 3 wins in the Finals, play and win your final game to clinch your expansion team's Stanley Cup and unlock:

Cup Champs in NHL 19
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Win the Stanley Cup as the 32nd NHL team in Franchise Mode
  • Unlocked by 789 tracked gamers (5% - TA Ratio = 4.60) 16,732

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