In a fan-fueled vote that came down to less than a one-percent margin (no video review from Toronto?!), Flyers’ sensation Claude Giroux has won the honor to become the NHL 13 cover star.
26 million votes were cast in the cover campaign, and Giroux was announced last night at the annual NHL awards ceremony in Las Vegas.
Giroux’s play on the ice certainly qualifies him as a cover star, as he was third in the league in points with 93 (28 goals and 65 assists). He also notched eight goals in 10 playoff games in the Flyers’ shortened playoff campaign.
“The support fans have given me throughout the campaign has been unbelievable,” said Giroux. “I am very excited to be on the cover of NHL 13, and I want to thank everyone who campaigned and voted for me – especially my teammates, the Flyers organization, and of course all the NHL fans who voted and tweeted.”