In 1991, EA Sports brought the NHL to life in video game form with the release of NHL Hockey for the Sega Genesis. In 1993, the company released what is still widely considered to be the best sports game of all time, NHL ’94. Twenty years later, the company is still churning out one of – if not the – best sports games of the year with the NHL series, and this Tuesday they release the latest edition, NHL ’14.
For the first time since John Vanbiesbrouck on the cover of NHL ’97, a Goaltender will grace the cover of an EA Sports NHL game. Martin Brodeur from the New Jersey Devils, and Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets, were voted by the fans, as the final two, with only one being able to be on the cover of NHL ’14.
So, without further adieu, let’s reveal the winner of the cover vote, for NHL ’14!
EA Sports, whose NHL video game franchise has dominated the hockey video game market since 1991, have released the very first screenshot of this year’s addition to the franchise, NHL ’14. Along with the screen shot of Toronto’s Dion Phaneuf taking out Montreal’s Tomas Plekanec, EA has announced that more details about the game will be revealed on April 15th. Stay tuned to BoredHockeyFan.com for complete NHL ’14 coverage!