After weeks of voting from fans, EA has announced that Philadelphia forward Claude Giroux has been chosen as the cover athlete for EA Sports NHL 13.
Giroux was going head to head against Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne in the final round of voting which finally concluded on Wednesday.
“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.”
NHL 13 is currently scheduled for a Sep. 11 release.