EA SPORTS™ announced today that Evgeni Malkin is one of 16 NHL players who has advanced to the next round of the EA SPORTS NHL®13 Cover Vote presented by BlackBerry®. Beginning today on NHL.com at NHL.com/CoverVote, the cover vote campaign shifts to a 16-player bracket format as players compete in head-to-head matchups for a spot in the quarterfinals. The winner of the cover vote campaign will be unveiled as the EA SPORTS NHL® 13 Cover Athlete at the 2012 NHL Awards™ on June 20 at the Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas.
|NHL®13 Cover Vote Round of 16 Breakdown |
|Bracket A ||Bracket B |
|Claude Giroux vs. P.K. Subban ||Pavel Datsyuk vs. T.J. Oshie |
|Scott Hartnell vs. Tyler Seguin ||Henrik Lundqvist vs. Erik Karlsson |
|Evgeni Malkin vs. Steven Stamkos ||Pekka Rinne vs. Patrick Sharp |
|Anze Kopitar vs. David Perron ||Jordan Eberle vs. John Tavares |
NHL 13 Cover Athlete Voting Schedule:
- April 25 – May 2: Round of 16 – Bracket A matchups open for voting
- May 3 – May 10: Round of 16 – Bracket B matchups open for voting
- May 11 – May 23: Quarterfinals
- May 24 – May 28: Semifinals
- May 29 – June 4: Finals
Presented by BlackBerry® and hosted on NHL.com, the campaign gives fans the opportunity to select the face of the EA SPORTS NHL® franchise. Fans worldwide are able to vote an unlimited number of times and are encouraged to vote as often as possible at http://www.nhl.com/covervote to ensure their favorite player advances through the rounds. Fans can also get involved and tweet their support by using #NHL13Cover on Twitter.