• NHL 17 - Cover Vote Underway

    The NHL 17 cover athlete is currently underway and will be determined by fan vote. Eight players will vie for the cover, each representing one of the eight teams competing in the World Cup of Hockey - one of the new features announced for NHL 17.

    The eight players include Connor McDavid (NYR), Jamie Benn (DAL), Aleksander Barkov (FLA), Victor Hedman (TB), Joe Pavelski (SJ), Anze Kopitar (LAK), Vladimir Tarasenko (STL), and Jakub Voracek (PHI).

    The winner will be announced June 22 at the 2016 NHL Awards in Las Vegas. Continue on to read the press release from EA SPORTS on the voting process.

    In the comments below, share with the community who you hope to see become the NHL 17 cover athlete.

    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA), in partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL®) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), today announced that fans will determine the next face of the franchise through the EA SPORTS™ NHL® 17 Cover Vote. This year, eight hockey superstars - one from each of the eight teams competing in the World Cup of Hockey 2016 - have been selected to represent their NHL and national teams as they compete for the cover. Voting begins today on NHL.com and on Twitter, and fans are permitted to support their favorite player by voting as many times as they want, ensuring their pick advances to the final rounds.

    The EA SPORTS NHL® 17 Cover Athlete Competitors are:

    Country Team Player Twitter Vote Hashtag
    Team Canada Dallas Stars Jamie Benn #NHL17Benn
    Team USA San Jose Sharks Joe Pavelski #NHL17Pavelski
    Team Czech Republic Philadelphia Flyers Jakub Voracek #NHL17Voracek
    Team Finland Florida Panthers Aleksander Barkov #NHL17Barkov
    Team Russia St. Louis Blues Vladimir Tarasenko #NHL17Tarasenko
    Team Sweden Tampa Bay Lightning Victor Hedman #NHL17Hedman
    Team Europe Los Angeles Kings Anze Kopitar #NHL17Kopitar
    Team North America Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid #NHL17McDavid

    To participate in the EA SPORTS NHL® 17 Cover Vote, visit NHL.com or Twitter, and Tweet your vote using your player’s hashtag above. Fans will also be able to double their vote for their favorite picks when using the player-specific hashtags every Thursday for “Twitter Vote Thursdays.” The winner of the Cover Vote* will be revealed as the EA SPORTS NHL® 17 Cover Athlete at the 2016 NHL AwardsTM in Las Vegas and catch the world premiere of NHL® 17 gameplay.

    Round 1: April 26th at 12:00 pm EST – May 2nd at 3:00 pm EST.
    Round 2: May 3rd at 12:00 pm EST – May 9th at 3:00 pm EST.
    Round 3: May 10th at 12:00 pm EST – May 16th at 3:00 pm EST.

    For more information, including full player descriptions and dates, visit the NHL 17 Cover Vote Feature Page.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: NHL 17 Cover Vote started by steelerfan View original post
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      steelerfan -
      Of the lot, I'd like to see Jamie Benn win it.