NHL Cover Star Crowned At Tonight’s NHL Awards

NHL Cover Star Crowned At Tonight’s NHL Awards

At the NHL awards tonight, EA Sports revealed that Tampa Bay centre Steven Stamkos will grace the cover of NHL 12 when the game releases on September 13.

Stamkos was the NHL’s second-leading goal scorer this past season, and finished fifth in total points. He is the second Tampa Bay Lightning player to make the NHL cover; the first was Vincent Lecavalier on the cover of NHL 06.


  • I heard NHL 2012 is more of an open world sandbox game like GTA set in Vancouver where you go around destroying stuff and get points for how much damage you cause.

    • Because he’s young and exciting and they feel like there is a lot to come from him. Like how they did Phaneuf a couple of years back (he bombed nicely though), it’s a subtle “Keep an eye on this player” type of thing.

  • That’s a horrible boxart. Looks fanmade. Has a goaltender ever been on the cover? Thomas deserves it after how he played all year.

  • Meh. Toews’ cover was the best. This one looks a bit fake. Hopefully they’ll touch it up before release

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