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NHL 17 Cover Athlete, Beta And More Announced

by Damian Seeto


The NHL Awards were held earlier this week and EA Sports chose the opportunity to announce a ton of new things about NHL 17. This includes a beta, the cover athlete and more.

Fans had to vote on who will be on the cover for NHL 17. After many rounds and potential stars, the people wanted Vladimir Tarasenko to be on the cover. Mr Tarasenko currently plays for the St. Louis Blues. Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks lost out in the final. It will be interesting to see if Vladimir Tarasenko can avoid the EA cover curse…

That’s not all because you can also participate in a beta that will be happening from July 28th until August 4th. You can sign up to the beta by clicking here. You have to sign up before July 7th to make sure you are in the running.

Lastly, the NHL 17 Super Deluxe Edition was announced and includes: 25 Gold Plus Packs for Hockey Ultimate Team (2 per week for 25 weeks). Total Value $50 Receive 1 Gold Plus Packs upon login into NHL Hockey Ultimate Team (“HUT”) game mode and code redemption (if required), and remaining packs will be delivered on Sunday each following week. Note: You must sign into HUT each week to receive that week’s packs. If you miss a week, you will not receive those packs. Code must be redeemed by October 2, 2016, to receive all packs. Final pack awarded on March 19, 2017.

Equipment Bundle for EA SPORTS Hockey League. Unique stick, skates, and gloves that can be equipped to your EASHL skater. These equipment skins will not impact player attributes. NHL ‘94 Team Celebration for EA SPORTS Hockey League. After each goal, you and your teammates can rejoice with the most iconic hockey celebration in video game history.

NHL 17 will be out on September 13th, 2016 for the PS4 and Xbox One. You can also check out the new trailer below that takes a further look at the gameplay.

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