EA Sports released a new trailer for NHL 17 revealing the game’s release date and the athlete who will appear on the game’s box art. The game will be available September 13, 2016 and features Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues on its cover.
“It’s an incredible honor to represent my teammates and all the Blues fans around the world on the cover this year,” said Tarasenko. “As a player, it’s a big deal to be fan selected for something like the Cover Vote, and I’m excited to be involved in the game this year.”
Tarasenk was chosen after over six million votes were cast as a part of EA’s “Cover Vote” competition. Despite the Blues being defeated by the San Jose Sharks this year, Tarasenk won over Joe Pavelski of the Sharks to take the cover.
Along with the announcement, an online beta for the game was revealed. In order to participate you must sign up at EA Sports’ website by July 7. Once an account is created and you sign up, you’ll receive a code for NHL 17’s Online Versus, HUT, and EASHL modes. The beta will run from July 28 to August 4.
NHL 17 releases on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in September.