I can’t believe it. This news must make my buddy Sean Capri ecstatic. The Edmonton Oiler’s superstar center and Art Ross Trophy winner Connor McDavid is going be on the cover of NHL 18.
This might be the most exciting thing to happen in Edmonton since the West Edmonton Mall opened in 1981.
“Representing NHL 18 as the cover athlete is an incredible honor,” said Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers®. “I’ve played EA SPORTS NHL every year since I was kid. To appear on the cover, something that has been done previously by so many players that I respect and admire, is very exciting. I can’t wait to play NHL 18.”
Seriously, I’m looking at Edmonton’s history and there’s nothing there. There’s a reason the rest of Canada calls it “Deadmonton”.
NHL 18 is built to deliver the speed, skill, and creativity of today’s young new NHL through Creative Attack controls and the all-new Defensive Skill stick. The new 3-on-3 NHL THREES mode introduces fast-paced, arcade-inspired action and, in Franchise Mode, the Expansion Draft feature lets fans be the first to play as the Vegas Golden Knights, or create and draft their very own 32nd NHL team from the ground up.
“There’s a huge shift in the sport of hockey right now, where a new generation of young players are bringing more speed, skill and creativity to the game than we’ve ever seen,” said Sean Ramjagsingh, Lead Producer, NHL 18. “NHL 18 is all about capturing everything that’s great about the new NHL. Creative Attack controls let our players show off all the skill and highlight-reel moves they can imagine, while NHL THREES brings the speed and excitement of 3-on-3 hockey to the game.”
Way to go Connor McDavid. You make Canada proud. Now let’s hope that EA curse doesn’t affect you.
Here’s a trailer: