Claude Giroux fan voted to NHL 13 cover
Fans cast nearly 26 million votes in the first campaign for the NHL series
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Jun 20, 2012 - 9:27pm EST (Jun 20, 2012 21:27)
Electronic Arts and NHL.com announced today during the live broadcast of the 2012 NHL Awards that Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux has been selected by fans as the NHL 13 cover athlete.
Giroux beat Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne in the final of the first ever NHL Cover Vote campaign by less than a one percent margin, in what was the closest matchup of the entire campaign.
“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.”
Between March 29 and June 4, fans cast nearly 26 million votes on NHL.com throughout the campaign. During the finals alone, more than two million votes were cast.
NHL 13 will be available on September 11, 2012 in North America and September 14, 2012 in Europe on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.