EA Sports announces NHL 18 cover player

EA Sports has made official who will be gracing this year’s cover of NHL 18.

After his first two seasons, Edmonton Oilers center, Connor McDavid, is on track to be a permanent name among the greats to hit the ice.


After learning he would be on the cover, McDavid said,

“I’ve played EA SPORTS NHL every year since I was a kid. To appear on the cover, something that has been done by so many players that I respect and admire, is very exciting. I can’t wait to play NHL18.”

With new features and game modes coming, such as NHL Threes and Hockey League, there’s a lot fo jump into when NHL 18 releases on September 5. For those wanting to try out some of the new stuff, sign ups for the July 25 beta are open for submissions. For more information on the beta and how to sign up, navigate to the NHL beta page.

For now, enjoy the announcement trailer. Who’s ready for more NHL goodness?