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 <> 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.