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'NHL 19' video game animations based off cover athlete Subban

EA Sports uses latest technology to capture playing style of all-star defenseman

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P.K. Subban has always been a game-changer. Now he's a video game-changer.

EA Sports has new checking dynamics for "NHL 19" the latest entry in the popular video game series that are based entirely around the Nashville Predators all-star defenseman.

Tweet from @EASPORTSNHL: Once the puck drops everyone's getting hit 💥 @PKSubban1 #NHL19 https://t.co/SmuUZmPikc pic.twitter.com/MSXOgcJUCf

The company shared a cool video showing how they used Subban's checking form as the model for hits in the new game.

"Eighty percent of hitting is timing," Subban says in the video. "Understanding if a player sees you coming, if he knows where you're coming from, how to position your body to make a clean body check -- there's so many things that go into it."

Tweet from @EASPORTSNHL: Representing today's NHL, @PKSubban1 is one of its flashiest and most exciting players in the game! #NHL19 https://t.co/bAtaezVVUL pic.twitter.com/r6qqvqfiH

Subban was named the cover athlete for "NHL 19" last month.

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