Anaheim’s Matt Beleskey and Calgary’s Lee Stempniak are two of the names topping this year’s list of players for EA Sports’ NHL ’14 cover vote.
The voting process became a huge success last year — the first time Electronic Arts held a balloting process — as over 25 million votes were cast, with Philadelphia’s Claude Giroux capturing the coveted honor.
“This is another tremendous opportunity for our fans to once again show their support for their team and selected players by voting in this second installment of the EA Sports NHL Cover Vote Campaign,” said Dave McCarthy, NHL Vice President Consumer Products Marketing. “We look forward to our fans’ creativity and incomparable passion in driving another record setting vote count and ultimately determining who will grace the cover of NHL 14 worldwide.”
The voting process will consist of two preliminary rounds, followed by a 16-player bracket as a field of 60 NHL players is narrowed down to one. The winning player will be revealed as the EA SPORTS NHL 14 Cover Athlete during the 2013 Stanley Cup Final.
Here’s the full list of 60 players:
|Bruins||Tyler Seguin, Zdeno Chara||Lightning||Teddy Purcell, Victor Hedman|
|Canadiens||PK Subban, David Desharnais||Maple Leafs||Joffrey Lupul, James van Riemsdyk|
|Capitals||Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson||Panthers||Kris Versteeg, Brian Campbell|
|Devils||Martin Brodeur, Adam Henrique||Penguins||Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang|
|Flyers||Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek||Rangers||Carl Hagelin, Ryan Callahan|
|Hurricanes||Eric Staal, Jordan Staal||Sabres||Ryan Miller, Tomas Vanek|
|Islanders||John Tavares, Michael Grabner||Senators||Craig Anderson, Milan Michalek|
|Jets||Evander Kane, Andrew Ladd|
|Avalanche||Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog||Kings||Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown|
|Blackhawks||Patrick Sharp, Duncan Keith||Oilers||Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall|
|Blue Jackets||Brandon Dubinsky, Sergei Bobrovsky||Predators||Brandon Yip, Mike Fisher|
|Blues||Alex Pietrangelo, David Perron||Red Wings||Jimmy Howard, Pavel Datsyuk|
|Canucks||Ryan Kesler, Alex Burrows||Sharks||Joe Thornton, Logan Couture|
|Coyotes||Keith Yandle, Shane Doan||Stars||Kari Lehtonen, Jamie Benn|
|Ducks||Andrew Cogliano, Matt Beleskey||Wild||Mikko Koivu, Niklas Backstrom|
|Flames||Dennis Wideman, Lee Stempniak|
If you’d like to cast your ballot, head to NHL.com/CoverVote.