Create a player and use the names of the CREDITS list. A message comes up and click on the cheek mark. A player will come up and will have his own picture on the edit line, skill level, etc. (NOT ALL OF THE NAMES WORK BUT 99% OF THEM DO AND THIS ALSO WORKS FOR NHL 99, 2000, 2001).
Create a player that already plays for the NHL (Jeremy Roenick) and you can make him better. (THE OLD PLAYER CAN NOT BE DELETED SO PUT THE OLD PLAYER ON A TEAM YOU WILL NOT PLAY SUCH AS TEAM CHINA).