JOE PAVELSKI

ONE OF EIGHT FINALISTS
Only U.S. Born Player Can be Voted in by Fans to be Featured on Video Game Cover
Only U.S. Born Player Can be Voted in by Fans to be Featured on Video Game Cover

SAN JOSE – EA Sports (@EASPORTS) announced earlier this week that San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) captain Joe Pavelski (@jpav8) has been named a finalist in the EA Sports NHL 17 Cover Vote.

Pavelski, the lone U.S. born player in the vote, led the Sharks with five goals in their first-round series win over the Los Angeles Kings. In the 2015-16 season, Pavelski posted 78 points (38 goals, 40 assists), 28 power-play points and a +25 plus/minus rating. He ranked 1st on the Sharks in goals, game-winning goals (11) and power-play goals (12), T-1st in plus/minus (+25), 2nd in points, and 3rd in assists and power-play points (28).

“Pavs” also finished amongst the league-leaders in various categories including 1st overall in game-winning goals, 5th in goals, 6th in power-play points and T-6th in points.

Fans can vote at <https://www.nhl.com/ea-sports-nhl-17-cover-vote> or on Twitter by tweeting and retweeting the #NHLPavelski17 hashtag. The hashtag counts as double votes on Thursdays.

The voting schedule is below:

Round 1: April 26th at 12:00 pm EST – May 2nd at 3:00 pm EST.

Round 2: May 3rd at 12:00 pm EST – May 9th at 3:00 pm EST.

Round 3: May 10th at 12:00 pm EST – May 16th at 3:00 pm EST.

The winner will be announced at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas on June 22.

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