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Published on March 29th, 2012 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor

EA Opens the Voting for NHL 13 Cover

It seems like something that should have happened a long time ago, right? I mean, athletes on the cover of your favorite game that you, the player, actually chose to be on there. While it has taken some time for this to finally gain steam and become a thing, EA has brought its voting system to reach the NHL.

“Being the EA SPORTS NHL cover athlete is an honor that is coveted by many NHL players,” said Adam Larry, NHLPA Director of Licensing. “With the EA SPORTS NHL 13 cover athlete being selected by the fans, the honor is now even greater. This vote campaign will be exciting for both the players and the fans, as they will be engaging online, and through social media, while the bracket narrows towards the fans’ selection for the cover of NHL 13.”

The voting will kick off today and stretch all the way through the first day of the Stanley Cup Playoffs (April 11th). What do you think about that, eh?

Make sure to head over to the NHL Cover Vote site throw in your two cents. There is no limit on votes, so head over and click away.

Here is the breakdown as to how the voting is going to take place:

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

And, without further anticipation, here is the player breakdown on who is you can get onto the cover:

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

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