Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) have announced that New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur has been selected by fans as the EA SPORTS NHL14 cover athlete.
Brodeur defeated Columbus Blue Jackets goalie and Vezina Trophy winner, Sergei Bobrovsky to claim the cover.
The NHL 14 cover will be the first to feature a goalie since John Vanbiesbrouck appeared on the cover of NHL ‘97. NHL 14 will be available on September 10, 2013 in North America and by September 13, 2013 worldwide.
“The support I’ve received throughout the cover vote campaign has been incredible,” said Brodeur. “My kids pushed me to participate in the campaign, and they are really excited to see their dad on the cover of the game they play all the time. I want to thank all the NHL fans who campaigned and voted for me.”
Hosted on NHL.com for the second straight year, the EA NHL 14 campaign gave fans the opportunity to select the face of the EA SPORTS NHL 14 cover. According to Electronic Arts, fans cast more than 22 million votes in the second annual cover athlete campaign.
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