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EA Sports has just announced St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko as the cover athlete for NHL 17, during the 2016 NHL Awards show in Las Vegas. Fans voted him in over San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski.

NHL 17 ships on September 13, 2016.

Game: NHL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes for game: 4 - View All
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# 1 Moose24x @ 06/22/16 08:09 PM
I'm stunned.

Pleasantly surprised as I love Tank, but I felt with the Sharks in the finals the national exposure would push Pavelski WAY past Tarasenko. Glad to be wrong.
 
# 2 Jay D @ 06/22/16 08:10 PM
Awesome!


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# 3 13whitebread @ 06/22/16 08:42 PM
I was wanting Gordie Howe for 2 reasons to honor Mr. Hockey #1 and #2 was my own selfishness on getting a Detroit Red Wing on the cover. But happy for Valdimir he he a very good player and will represent the NHL series and the NHL well
 
# 4 Vermin @ 06/22/16 10:08 PM
Hey, we had a Red Wing on the cover... in '95. But Yzerman was playing background to Scott Stevens. I was most disappointed that Pavel Datsyuk didn't make it in NHL 13. It would have been very fitting.
 
# 5 Gotmilkman24 @ 06/22/16 11:31 PM
I won't be buying. The features show nothing but the same game.. the trailer sucks and pavelski isnt on the cover which definitely was the fan favorite and deserving cover. It's clear to show that the developers of this game are from Vancouver and hate the Sharks. which will never be on EA Sports cover.
 
# 6 brandon27 @ 06/23/16 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Gotmilkman24
I won't be buying. The features show nothing but the same game.. the trailer sucks and pavelski isnt on the cover which definitely was the fan favorite and deserving cover. It's clear to show that the developers of this game are from Vancouver and hate the Sharks. which will never be on EA Sports cover.
Or maybe he just lost the fan vote? Jeez... This seems a bit unnecessary. It's only a cover.
 
# 7 snc237 @ 06/23/16 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Gotmilkman24
I won't be buying. The features show nothing but the same game.. the trailer sucks and pavelski isnt on the cover which definitely was the fan favorite and deserving cover. It's clear to show that the developers of this game are from Vancouver and hate the Sharks. which will never be on EA Sports cover.
Sharks were on the cover in 2001. I'm still waiting for my redwings to make a return to cover glory.
 
# 8 Efbomb @ 06/23/16 09:12 AM
^ Owen Nolan, if memory serves.

After 25 years of playing EA hockey, they tend to blend together.
 
# 9 Freakywwe @ 06/23/16 10:12 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gotmilkman24
I won't be buying. The features show nothing but the same game.. the trailer sucks and pavelski isnt on the cover which definitely was the fan favorite and deserving cover. It's clear to show that the developers of this game are from Vancouver and hate the Sharks. which will never be on EA Sports cover.
This is why we can't have nice things.

As for on-topic, I like Taresenko as the cover athlete but that cover looks kinda... plain? Idk, just doesn't pop like the older covers have. I'll be making my own for sure
 
# 10 MizzouRah @ 06/23/16 10:45 AM
So happy for Vladdy!!!
 
# 11 JayBillups36 @ 06/23/16 01:35 PM
Perfect time to drop! Now I don't have to buy it, just use my 10 hours on EA access before 2k drops that Friday
 
# 12 spidertour02 @ 06/24/16 01:09 AM
The PS4 cover looks really cool because of the blue-on-blue effect. Accidental aesthetics for the win, I suppose.
 
# 13 DJ NEO @ 06/25/16 04:57 PM
Jagr on the cover!
 

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