EA removes Patrick Kane from ‘NHL 16’ cover

David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune joins Prime Time Sports to talk about the reaction from Chicago of the Patrick Kane story and the ongoing investigation.

Patrick Kane will not be on the cover of NHL 16 when the video game hits shelves this fall.

Although the Chicago Blackhawks star was set to appear alongside teammate Jonathan Toews on the franchise’s latest edition, EA Sports announced Wednesday that Kane will no longer be representing the brand for this release.

“In light of the ongoing investigation involving Patrick Kane, he will no longer be a spokesperson for the launch of EA SPORTS NHL 16,” the company tweeted.

“He will not appear on the EA SPORTS NHL 16 cover nor participate in other EA SPORTS NHL 16 promotional activities.”

Kane, a three-time Cup champion, is under investigation by police in Hamburg, N.Y.

The original cover of the game was to be the first featuring two teammates as well as the Stanley Cup. Kane appeared on NHL 10‘s cover, solo, in 2009.

The title’s Twitter account now features a background image of Toews holding the Cup aloft by himself.

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