NEWS - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Vote for the next NHL Cover Athlete has Been Announced

EA Sport has 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 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  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 Awards in Las Vegas. 

So what are you waiting for, head over to the link above and start voting for your favourite NHL Athlete to get on the cover of NHL 17, and after you do that you can take a look at a new trailer right below that EA Sports unveiled today.

Source: Press Release


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