NHL 14 Cover Vote Narrows to 16 Candidates
EA Sports, the NHLPA, and the NHL announced today the 16 NHL players who have advanced to the next round of the NHL 14 Cover Vote. Beginning today, the campaign shifts to a 16-player bracket format as players compete in head-to-head matchups for a spot in the quarterfinals. Fans have voted more than 12 million times through the first two rounds, with daily vote totals up nearly 70% over the NHL 13 Cover Vote Campaign.
Fans can vote an unlimited number of times at NHL.com/CoverVote. Voting for this round closes on May 12th at 11:59pm ET. The winner of the cover vote campaign will be revealed as the NHL 14 Cover Athlete during the 2013 Stanley Cup Final.
The Round of 16 Bracket includes two Original Six matchups: the Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (Tyler Seguin vs. James van Riemsdyk) and the Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (P.K. Subban vs. Joffrey Lupul). In addition, last year’s Stanley Cup Final is reignited in the matchup between Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar and New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur. Finally, two Atlantic Division rivals meet as Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds attempts to upset Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin.
NHL 14 will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 10th.