EA has announced that Boston Bruins forward Patricee Bergeron has been voted to be the cover athlete for NHL 15. Bergeron topped Montreal Canadians P.K. Subban following more than 10 million votes from hockey fans around the world. Earning four wins and five nominations for Best Sports Game at E3 2014, NHL 15 is the next leap forward in the franchise.
“Being featured on the cover of NHL 15 is a dream come true. The fact that the cover is selected entirely by fans is an incredible feeling. The passion and support from hockey fans, especially Bruins fans, is unlike any other sport and I’m so grateful to everyone who voted for me.”
Adam Larry, National Hockey League Players’ Association Director of Licensing and Associate Counsel:
“Congratulations to Patrice Bergeron for being chosen by the fans as the EA Sports NHL 15 cover athlete. We enjoyed seeing the passion that fans displayed in supporting the eight NHL players participating in this year’s NHL 15 vote campaign, as well as the entertaining activations from the players who were vying for the title. This program is a great way to kick off a big year for the NHL videogame franchise.
Dave McCarthy, NHL Vice President of Consumer Products Marketing
“We would like to congratulate Patrice on this incredible honor and to recognize the outstanding fan support that helped him earn the NHL 15 cover distinction. Once again, we were amazed with the level of engagement, creativity and support exhibited by our teams and our fans that truly exemplified the unrivaled level of passion and commitment only found in the NHL.”
NHL 15 launches September 9th in North America and September 12th in Europe on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.