NHL 12 Cover Athlete Revealed

By Michelle Balsan, 5 years ago
EA revealed today that the cover athlete for their upcoming title, NHL 12, will be Tampa Bay Lightning center, Steven Stamkos.

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Not familiar with the name? Well, not only was he last year's leader in goals scored (a distinction he shared with Sidney Crosby), but he also personified the tough-as-nails mentality which hockey is known for when, after taking a puck to the face during the final game of the Lightning's series with the Bruins this year, he left the ice to have his broken nose treated only to return to the game a few minutes later with a face shield. Now if that's not deserving of the cover of NHL 12, I don't know what is.

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NHL 12 will arrive on September 9th in Europe and September 13th in North America.
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Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.