Reveal show for EA Sports NHL 21 to debut on Sportsnet Monday

The wait is over... EA SPORTS has selected their cover athlete for NHL 21 - Alexander Ovechkin.

The Stanley Cup has yet to be awarded on the ice this season, but Chel fans won’t have to wait much longer before finding out who will earn the honour of being the next EA Sports NHL cover athlete.

Sportsnet has partnered with EA Sports to air a special reveal show for NHL 21, the latest version of the long-running video game series.

Fans will get to see the newly-unveiled NHL 21 cover and clips from the new game on the show, which will debut on and Sportnet’s YouTube channel on Monday, Aug. 24th at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT.

The show will also include an interview with executive producer of the EA Sports NHL series, Sean Ramjagsingh, who provides insight into the evolution of the NHL cover athlete and how this year’s selection impacted the development of the game.

The EA Sports NHL franchise, which is available on a plethora of gaming systems (from Playstation to Xbox), began in 1991 with the release of NHL Hockey and the studio has released an instalment every year since.

One of the most anticipated aspects of the game’s release every year revolves around its cover art, with only the most famous and top-level players getting a shot at immortality. The list of previous cover athletes includes such recognizable names as Steve Yzerman, Martin Broduer, Eric Lindros, Mario Lemieux, Jarome Iginla and Connor McDavid. The most recent iteration of the game, NHL 20, featured Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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