Despite a strong push from his Team Canada teammates at the World Championship, Calder Trophy nominee Connor McDavid was eliminated from the EA Sports’ NHL 17 cover vote competition Tuesday.
The Edmonton Oilers wonderkid was knocked out by San Jose Sharks forward Joe Pavelski, who now meets St. Louis Blues sniper Vladimir Tarasenko in the final.
#NHL17CoverVote on Twitter
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McDavid was among eight NHL stars — one representative from each World Cup of Hockey 2016 team — in the tournament-style vote-off. The 19-year-old beat Jakub Voracek in the opening round. Pavelski took down Anze Kopitar before McDavid, while Tarasenko got past Victor Hedman and Jamie Benn.
Ever the sportsman, the Sharks captain was classy in victory.
Joe Pavelski on Twitter
@cmcdavid97 great pacific div battle many covers to come for you nhl18,19,20 #NHL17Pavelski @SanJoseSharks @EdmontonOilers
EA Sports will announce the winner at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas in June.
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