EA revealed today that the cover athlete for their upcoming title, NHL 12
, will be Tampa Bay Lightning center, Steven Stamkos.
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. NHL 12
will arrive on September 9th in Europe and September 13th in North America.