NHL 13’s cover athlete revealed

The cover athlete for EA’s NHL 13 was announced tonight at the NHL awards. Details after the jump.

The cover athlete for NHL 13 was determined through a fan voted tournament. The final two spots of the tournament were held by Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers and Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators. Some details regarding both players and their potential place in EA cover history were covered previously here.

With over 25 million votes cast, the winner of the tournament and cover athlete for NHL 13 is Claude Giroux. Giroux will be the first Philadelphia Flyer featured on the cover of an EA Sports NHL game since Eric Lindros was back in 1999. NHL 13 is due for release on September 11th, 2012 for PS3 and Xbox 360.

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About Carl Newton
Gamer with an open mind. Admin of the Game Carta, a website geared towards delivering news from the video game industry in a simplistic and straightforward manner.

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