Claude Giroux Wins NHL 13 Cover Vote
After 25 million votes were submitted, the results are finally in: Claude Giroux will be on the cover of EA Sports’ NHL 13. The results were announced live at the 2012 NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Tuesday night.
Giroux beat out Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne in the final round of voting, and follows in the footsteps of recent cover models Steven Stamkos, Jonathan Toews, and Patrick Kane.
The tournament began with 50 cover vote candidates, and was eventually whittled down to 16 nominees, set up in a bracket format. Giroux surpassed such big names as Stamkos, Evgeni Malkin, and Anze Kopitar on his way to the final round.
This accomplishment comes on the heels of a career season for Giroux, in which he scored 93 points during the regular season and led the league in playoff points up until May 26th -- three weeks after the Flyers had been eliminated in the second round.
Giroux thanked his friends and family as well as Flyers fans all over the world for their support, and said he felt pretty lucky to win the vote.
NHL 13 comes out on September 11th, 2012 and will be available for XBOX 360 and Playstation 3.