-Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10 [4/10 without second controller]
-Offline: 34 
-Online: 4 
-Approximate amount of time to 960: 20-30 Hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 Season and several games
-Number of missable achievements: None
-Do cheat codes disable achievements ? No cheats
-Does difficulty affect achievements? No
-Glitchy achievements: None
-Unobtainable achievements? "Alter Ego" and "Critic"
-Extra equipment needed? Second controller
Welcome to NHL 2k9. This is a fun and simple Hockey game to get most of the achievements for. Keep in mind the online servers are no longer active so you CAN NOT COMPLETE THIS GAME. Most of the achievements are based on scoring goals, getting assists, getting penalty minutes and winning games. There is no quick way to do this so be prepared to sink a good amount of time on this game. Know that you can do almost every achievement on rookie and with a second controller.
Step 1: Start a Franchise
You'll want to prepare your team for the season. First step is to trade the following players to your team:
- Marty Turco - Dallas Stars
- Jason Spezza - Ottawa Senators
- Joe Thornton - San Jose Sharks
- Rick Nash - Columbus Blue Jackets
Now start a franchise on Rookie and make sure the players you traded for are on your starting lineups by going to the coaching section and selecting edit lines. Make sure you turn OFF fatigue and injuries too. Now start playing games. You should be scoring 10-12 goals a game. Make sure you pass it a lot so you get a couple of assists per goal. Your main reason for playing the season is to go undefeated and WIN the Stanley Cup so you can unlock UNDISPUTED CHAMPION. You'll most likely unlock a good amount of the User achievements for goals, assists, points and PIM (Penalty in Minutes). Don't stress on the player specific achievements or game specific achievements cause those will be unlocked easily with a second controller. Just have fun and play some hockey. When the season is over and you won the Stanley cup the next achievement you want to make sure you get is REEL HIM IN.
Step 2: Second controller mop-up.
Any of the game or player specific achievements can be done with a second controller. Just make sure you play as the team you traded all those players to. Use the guide on how to unlock the following achievements:
- POWERPLAY SPECIALIST
- BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE
- KILL IT
- SKILLFUL SKATER
- MASTERFUL SCORER
- MARTY TURCO
- JASON SPEZZA
- JOE THORNTON
- RICK NASH
Step 3: The Grind
This last step is where you'll test your steal. Here you'll be working on the following:
- 1000 goals
- 1500 Assists
- 500 PIMS
- 150 Wins
That should be it. Pretty much a easy 960. Overall you shouldn't have any troubles. Good Luck!