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Lowry, Smith-Schuster Thielen, appear as players in NHL 20

NBA guard, NFL receivers first non-hockey players in video game franchise

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Welcome to the NHL, Kyle Lowry, Juju Smith-Schuster and Adam Thielen.

The guard for the Toronto Raptors and NFL receivers for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings are now available as game players in EA Sports NHL 20.

Lowry, Thielen and Smith-Schuster are the first non-NHL athletes to appear in the video-game franchise. Each player collaborated with EA Sports for custom in-game apparel, including hoodies, jerseys and skates, that will be on sale at

Thielen, ("T-Bone" for Bar Down Lounge,) Lowry (K-Low for Syrup Shack) and Smith-Schuster (Smith-Scoopster for Scooper Stars) collaborated with EA Sports to develop the in-game apparel, then each shared his excitement for the development.

Tweet from @Klow7: Does this officially make me Canadian? 🍁🏒 #NHL20 @easportsnhl

Tweet from @athielen19: The Land of 10,000 Lakes and Steaks 😏 Excited to launch my own @adidashockey capsule collection. Get it now in #NHL20 @EASPORTSNHL

Tweet from @TeamJuJu: Got ice in my veins 🥶🥶 Get your gear in #NHL20 🏒 @easportsnhl

Players can participate in Thielen's squad battle until Nov. 13. Smith-Schuster's battle will run from Nov. 14-20, and Lowry's will go from Nov. 21-27 in Hockey's Ultimate Team. Those who complete the battle will earn each player's home jersey. They're also available to play alongside members of each player's hometown team in pro-am formats.

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