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EA SPORTS and NHL.com Launch NHL 13 Cover Vote

Starting today, fans around the world have the opportunity to shape the face of the EA SPORTS™ NHL® franchise, by participating in the first ever EA SPORTS NHL®Cover VoteCampaign – sponsored by BlackBerry® and hosted on NHL.com.

The voting process will consist of two preliminary rounds, followed by a 16-player bracket as a field of 60 NHL players is narrowed down to one. The winning player will be unveiled as the EA SPORTS NHL® 13 Cover Athlete at the 2012 NHL Awards™ on June 20 at the Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas.

The first round of competition pits teammate against teammate and starts today and runs until April 11, the first day of the 2012 Stanley Cup® Playoffs. Fans can vote for their favorite player to represent their team in the next round.

NHL 13 Cover Athlete Voting Schedule:

  • March 29 – April 11: Round of 60: one representative from each team plus two wild card selections advance*
  • April 12 – April 22: 32-Player Leaderboard: fans vote for their favorite 16 candidates; top 16 vote-getters advance
  • April 24 – June 4: Round of 16: single-elimination playoff bracket decides NHL 13 cover athlete

Fans worldwide are able to vote an unlimited number of times and are encouraged to vote as often as possible at NHL.com/CoverVote to ensure their favorite player advances through the rounds. Fans can also show their support by tweeting their picks using #NHL13Cover on Twitter. 

The star-studded list of candidates participating in the campaign features NHL scoring leader Evgeni Malkin, 2011 Hart Trophy winner Corey Perry, NHL All-Stars and some of the most popular players in the NHL.

Complete list of matchups:

Eastern Conference

Bruins

 

Tuukka Rask vs. Tyler Seguin

 

Lightning

 

Steven Stamkos vs. Victor Hedman

Canadiens

 

P.K. Subban vs. Tomas Plekanec

 

Maple Leafs

 

Phil Kessel vs. Tyler Bozak

Capitals

 

John Carlson vs. Brooks Laich

 

Panthers

 

Stephen Weiss vs. Tomas Fleischmann

Devils

 

Ilya Kovalchuk vs. Adam Larsson

 

Penguins

 

Evgeni Malkin vs. Marc-Andre Fleury

Flyers

 

Claude Giroux vs. Scott Hartnell

 

Rangers

 

Henrik Lundqvist vs. Brad Richards

Hurricanes

 

Eric Staal vs. Jeff Skinner

 

Sabres

 

Derek Roy vs. Thomas Vanek

Islanders

 

John Tavares vs. Michael Grabner

 

Senators

 

Erik Karlsson vs. Jason Spezza

Jets

 

Evander Kane vs. Andrew Ladd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Western Conference

Avalanche

 

Matt Duchene vs. Gabriel Landeskog

 

 

Kings

 

Anze Kopitar vs. Drew Doughty

Blackhawks

 

Patrick Sharp vs. Duncan Keith

 

 

Oilers

 

Jordan Eberle vs. Taylor Hall

Blue Jackets

 

R.J. Umberger vs. Ryan Johansen

 

 

Predators

 

David Legwand vs. Pekka Rinne

Blues

 

T.J. Oshie vs. David Perron

 

 

Red Wings

 

Pavel Datsyuk vs. Jimmy Howard

Canucks

 

Henrik Sedin vs. Alex Burrows

 

 

Sharks

 

Logan Couture vs. Brent Burns

Coyotes

 

Shane Doan vs. Keith Yandle

 

 

Stars

 

Loui Eriksson vs. Jamie Benn

Ducks

 

Corey Perry vs. Jonas Hiller

 

 

Wild

 

Mikko Koivu vs. Niklas Backstrom

Flames

 

Mikael Backlund vs. Matt Stajan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NHL 13 is in development at EA Canada in Vancouver and has not yet been rated by the ESRB or PEGI.