Another week, another EA Sports cover vote, this time for NHL 14. The voting process will consist of two preliminary rounds, followed by a 16-player bracket as a field of 60 NHL players is narrowed down to one. The winning player will be revealed as the EA SPORTS NHL 14 Cover Athlete during the 2013 Stanley Cup Final.
This year fans can double their voting power by using these player specific hashtags on “Twitter Vote Thursdays.” Each player specific hashtag used on Twitter on Thursdays will be counted as two official votes. Fans can join the conversation about the cover vote every day by using #NHL14CoverVote on Twitter and Instagram.
NHL 14 Cover Vote Schedule:
- Round of 60 – April 22-28: Teammate vs. teammate. One representative from each team plus two wild card selections advance. **
- 32-Player Leaderboard – April 29-May 5: Fans vote for their favorite 16 candidates; top 16 vote-getters advance.
- 16-player Bracket – May 6 – May 26: Weekly round-by-round, single-elimination playoff bracket decides finalists.
- The Finals – May 27- June 2: Winner takes the NHL 14 Cover.
NHL 14 Cover Athlete Candidates
|Bruins||Tyler Seguin, Zdeno Chara||Lightning||Teddy Purcell, Victor Hedman|
|Canadiens||P.K. Subban, David Desharnais||Maple Leafs||Joffrey Lupul, James van Riemsdyk|
|Capitals||Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson||Panthers||Kris Versteeg, Brian Campbell|
|Devils||Martin Brodeur, Adam Henrique||Penguins||Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang|
|Flyers||Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek||Rangers||Carl Hagelin, Ryan Callahan|
|Hurricanes||Eric Staal, Jordan Staal||Sabres||Ryan Miller, Tomas Vanek|
|Islanders||John Tavares, Michael Grabner||Senators||Craig Anderson, Milan Michalek|
|Jets||Evander Kane, Andrew Ladd|
|Avalanche||Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog||Kings||Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown|
|Blackhawks||Patrick Sharp, Duncan Keith||Oilers||Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall|
|Blue Jackets||Brandon Dubinsky, Sergei Bobrovsky||Predators||Brandon Yip, Mike Fisher|
|Blues||Alex Pietrangelo, David Perron||Red Wings||Jimmy Howard, Pavel Datsyuk|
|Canucks||Ryan Kesler, Alex Burrows||Sharks||Joe Thornton, Logan Couture|
|Coyotes||Keith Yandle, Shane Doan||Stars||Kari Lehtonen, Jamie Benn|
|Ducks||Andrew Cogliano, Matt Beleskey||Wild||Mikko Koivu, Niklas Backstrom|
|Flames||Dennis Wideman, Lee Stempniak|
To vote, go to NHL.com/CoverVote.