With EA Sports
finally ending the search for the next cover athlete for Madden
with Megatron himself, Calvin Johnson, the attention now turns to who will grace the cover of NHL 13
. The vote is already down to the quarterfinals and, while the NHL Playoffs rage on, you can head over to NHL's website to cast your vote today!
EA SPORTS NHL 13 Cover Vote Campaign Reaches Quarterfinals
Sponsored By BlackBerry And Hosted On NHL.com, Nearly 17 Million Fan Votes Cast To Date In The First Ever EA SPORTS NHL® Cover Athlete Campaign
May 11, 2012 – EA SPORTS™ and NHL.com announced today the eight NHL players who have advanced to the quarterfinals of the EA SPORTS NHL®13 Cover Vote, sponsored by BlackBerry®. Beginning today on NHL.com, fans can vote for their favorite player to advance to the semifinals. The winner of the cover vote campaign will be unveiled as the EA SPORTS NHL 13 Cover Athlete at the 2012 NHL Awards™ on June 20 at the Wynn Las Vegas.
NHL®13 Cover Vote Quarterfinals Breakdown
Claude Giroux vs. Anze Kopitar
Pavel Datsyuk vs. John Tavares
Scott Hartnell vs. Evgeni Malkin
Henrik Lundqvist vs. Pekka Rinne
NHL 13 Cover Athlete Voting Schedule:
· May 11 – May 17: Quarterfinals – Bracket A matchups open for voting
· May 18 – May 23: Quarterfinals – Bracket B matchups open for voting
· May 24 – May 28: Semifinals
· May 29 – June 4: Finals
Sponsored by BlackBerry® and hosted on NHL.com, the campaign gives fans the opportunity to select the face of the EA SPORTS NHL® franchise. Fans worldwide are able to vote an unlimited number of times and are encouraged to vote as often as possible at http://www.nhl.com/covervote to ensure their favorite player advances through the rounds. Fans can also get involved and tweet their support by using #NHL13Cover on Twitter.
With nearly 17 million votes cast thus far, the first ever cover vote campaign for the EA SPORTS NHL franchise has been embraced by NHL fans, teams and players who have utilized social media platforms to campaign. Recent outstanding examples of team and player engagement include:
· New York Islanders #JT91 Cover Vote Campaign
· Vote Anze Kopitar for EA SPORTS NHL 13 Cover Campaign Video
· Grabner Wants You to Vote John Tavares for NHL 13 Cover