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Published on April 22nd, 2013 | by Mark Gibson, Editor/Community Manager

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NHL Cover Vote Launches

Last week, EA Sports announced the next game in its long standing hockey franchise, NHL 14. With that announcement came the promise of another NHL cover vote to fall in line with EA Sports recent trend of athlete cover votes for all their sports titles. Today marks the start of the 2nd annual NHL Cover Vote.

“After last year’s record setting campaign where more than 25 million votes were cast, this is another tremendous opportunity for our fans to once again show their support for their team and selected players by voting in this second installment of the EA SPORTS NHL Cover Vote Campaign,” said Dave McCarthy, NHL’s Vice President of Consumer Products Marketing. “We look forward to our fans’ creativity and incomparable passion in driving another record setting vote count, and ultimately determining who will grace the cover of NHL 14 worldwide.”

The voting process begins with the first of two preliminary rounds consisting of 60 NHL stars to choose from. It will then be proceeded by a 16-player bracket. The wining player will then be announced during the 2013 Stanley Cup Final.

“These 60 NHL stars are excited to be finalists in the vote campaign that will see the fans ultimately select the EA SPORTS NHL 14 cover athlete. Following an impressive level of fan and player engagement shown in the cover vote last year, we are looking forward to seeing how the bar will be raised this year,” said Adam Larry, NHLPA Director of Licensing.

Fans can cast their vote by going to NHL.com/CoverVote. There is also an added bonus where fans can double their vote by participating in “Twitter Vote Thursdays”. Using the hash tag #NHL14CoverVote on Twitter and Instagram, fans can also use these player specific hashtags to secure a second vote.

NHL 14 Cover Vote Schedule

  • Round of 60 – April 22-28: Teammate vs. teammate. One representative from each team plus two wild card selections advance. **
  • 32-Player Leaderboard – April 29-May 5: Fans vote for their favorite 16 candidates; top 16 vote-getters advance.
  • 16-player Bracket – May 6 – May 26: Weekly round-by-round, single-elimination playoff bracket decides finalists.
  • The Finals – May 27- June 2: Winner takes the NHL 14 Cover.

 

NHL 14 Cover Athlete Candidates

Eastern Conference

Bruins Tyler Seguin, Zdeno Chara Lightning Teddy Purcell, Victor Hedman
Canadiens P.K. Subban, David Desharnais Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul, James van Riemsdyk
Capitals Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson Panthers Kris Versteeg, Brian Campbell
Devils Martin Brodeur, Adam Henrique Penguins Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang
Flyers Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek Rangers Carl Hagelin, Ryan Callahan
Hurricanes Eric Staal, Jordan Staal Sabres Ryan Miller, Tomas Vanek
Islanders John Tavares, Michael Grabner Senators Craig Anderson, Milan Michalek
Jets Evander Kane, Andrew Ladd

 

Western Conference

Avalanche Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog Kings Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown
Blackhawks Patrick Sharp, Duncan Keith Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall
Blue Jackets Brandon Dubinsky, Sergei Bobrovsky Predators Brandon Yip, Mike Fisher
Blues Alex Pietrangelo, David Perron Red Wings Jimmy Howard, Pavel Datsyuk
Canucks Ryan Kesler, Alex Burrows Sharks Joe Thornton, Logan Couture
Coyotes Keith Yandle, Shane Doan Stars Kari Lehtonen, Jamie Benn
Ducks Andrew Cogliano, Matt Beleskey Wild Mikko Koivu, Niklas Backstrom
Flames Dennis Wideman, Lee Stempniak

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