EA SPORTS NHL® 17 Cover Vote Begins Today
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., - April 26, 2016 - Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), in partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL®) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), today 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 NHL.com 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 NHL.com 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 AwardsTM in Las Vegas.

For more information, including full player descriptions and dates, visit the NHL 17 Cover Vote Feature Page.

EA SPORTS also released the all-new NHL 17 Vision Trailer, an inside look at the development of NHL 17 and how the team is working directly with fans to build the biggest and most exciting hockey game to date. Whether you’re challenging a friend on the couch or building a team to compete at the most elite level, see how NHL 17 gives you the power to shape your hockey legacy no matter how you play the game. Fans can also sign up to become an EA SPORTS NHL® 17 Insider and get early access to news, trailers, behind-the-scenes videos, exclusive content and more.
*While the fan vote will decide the cover, in the event of a draw, vote tampering or extenuating circumstances, EA reserves the right to select the athletes ultimately used for EA SPORTS NHL 17’s cover.

NHL 17 is in development at EA Canada in Vancouver and has not yet been rated by the ESRB or PEGI; visit www.esrb.org and www.pegi.info for more information. NHL 17 will be available for Xbox One and PlayStation®4. Become a fan of EA SPORTS NHL on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports through videogames, including Madden NFL football, EA SPORTS™ FIFA, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR® golf, and EA SPORTS UFC®.

NHL® 17 is an Officially Licensed Product of the NHL and the NHLPA.

NHLPA and the NHLPA logo are trademarks of the National Hockey League Players’ Association. © NHLPA. All Rights Reserved.

NHL and the NHL Shield are registered trademarks and NHL Awards name and logo are trademarks of the National Hockey League. NHL and NHL team marks are the property of the NHL and its teams.

© NHL 2016. All Rights Reserved.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the world.

In fiscal year 2015, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.5 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, EA SPORTS™ FIFA, Battlefield™, Dragon Age™ and Plants vs. Zombies™. More information about EA is available at www.ea.com/news .

EA SPORTS, The Sims, Dragon Age, Plants vs. Zombies and Battlefield are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. and its subsidiaries. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and used with permission.

Xbox and Xbox One are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Related Resources:
News: Vote Started for NHL 17 Cover Athlete, Trailer Released
Title: NHL 17 (Multi-Platform)
DEMOS
PATCHES - CHEATS
REVIEWS
GAME VIDEOS
NEWS ENTRIES
THIS WEEK'S MOST POPULAR DOWNLOADS