NHL 23: How to Deke

Put some defensive flair up against your opponent when you learn how to deke in NHL 23!

by Shaun Cichacki

If you’re looking to showcase your defensive skills against the opponent, you’re going to want to learn how to deke effectively in NHL 23. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, using a deke is a defensive move to keep your opponent on their toes so they don’t know your next move. As a defensive method, it’s a great way to ensure that you’re able to make it to the goal uncontested.

But, if you haven’t played a hockey game in a while, or you’re new to the franchise, you may be wondering how you’re able to handle this maneuver. Let’s get into the details, and find out what you’ll need to do if you’re looking to deke your opponents in a match of NHL 23!

How To Use A Deke Modifier In NHL 23

Depending on the control method that you choose, you’ll have a few different ways to stunt on your opponents. If you’ve selected the Hybrid Style of control that allows you to shoot with either the face buttons or the stick, you’ll have two different options available to you. Either tilting the right stick to the right or the left or using the L1/LB button in combination with the right stick.

However, with all of your controls mapped to the right stick when using the Skill Stick control option, you may be trying to find out how to make this happen. Well, it’s a pretty similar situation, where you’ll just need to press and hold the L1/LB button while tilting the Right Stick in the general direction that you would like to deke your opponent with.

You’ll even be able to do a bit of deke action using the NHL 94 Controls method, even if it doesn’t show that you can use the right stick in the controls menu. You’ll be able to stick showcase your defensive power with this control setup, so make sure that you’re not ignoring that right stick even if you’re playing with this classic style.

And that’s all you’ll need to know about how to perform a deke in NHL 23! If you’re looking for more tips and tricks to help you excel, make sure that you’re checking out our NHL 23 Guide Section where you’ll be able to find out how to play as the Mascots, if you’re able to play Cross-Play with friends, and the strongest players in the game!

NHL 23 is available now on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One.