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.