After what seemed to be a rather lengthy cover vote campaign, EA SPORTS has officially named the cover athlete for NHL 13. With nearly 26 million votes being cast, fans have selected Claude Giroux to grace the cover for NHL 13.
In the finals, nearly two million votes were cast to ultimately declare Claude Giroux the victor. Even with a ton of votes being cast, the margin of victory was less than one percent.
“The support fans have given me throughout the campaign has been unbelievable,” said Flyers forward Claude Giroux. “I am very excited to be on the cover of NHL 13 and I want to thank everyone who campaigned and voted for me – especially my teammates, the Flyers organization, and of course all the NHL fans who voted and tweeted.”
Fans can get their hands on NHL 13 on September 11th in North America, and September 14th in Europe. With improvements to the skating and the addition of GM Connected, hockey fans have quite a bit to look forward to this September.
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