With the Chicago Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup earlier this month, EA announced during the 2015 NHL Awards that three-time cup champions Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will appear on the cover of NHL 16. As a result, Toews and Kane become the only athletes to appear on an EA Sports NHL cover twice.
Toews talked about getting the cover:
I’m honored to not only share the Stanley Cup Championship with Patrick, but to share the EA Sports NHL 16 cover with him too. Our team’s passion and dedication have made this all possible – and I’m sure fans will be fired up about it.
Being teamed up with Jonathan for the NHL 16 cover is a great feeling. I never would have imagined being on the cover twice, and the fact this is happening on top of our team taking home the Cup is unreal.
If you’ve missed our previous coverage, here’s the description for NHL 16:
Built with more fan feedback and insights than ever before, NHL 16 delivers your most requested features and modes along with new experiences that make NHL 16 bigger and better. With new levels of depth across single player and team modes, combined with improved gameplay balance and innovation as well as new tools to help you play at your highest level, NHL 16 lets you play together and win together.
NHL 16 releases on September 15 in North America and September 17 in Europe for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The NHL Legacy Edition for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 also launches on September 15/17, and it “brings together the most popular modes and award-winning gameplay features from nine years of NHL hockey.”
NHL 16 Release Date, Cover Athletes Confirmed On PS4, Xbox One