• May 27, 2022

Claude Giroux Wins EA Sports Contest for Cover of NHL13

It isn’t the Stanley Cup. It isn’t even one of the annual trophies awarded by the NHL to the league’s best players.

As far as consolation prizes go, though, it’s not bad; Claude Giroux will be the next player to grace the cover of EA Sports’ NHL video game series.

Giroux overtook Pekka Rinne, goaltender for the Nashville Predators, in the final round of voting to secure the victory. Giroux also earned more votes than P.K. Subban and Evgeni Malkin on his way to gracing the cover.

James O’Brien of NBC’s Pro Hockey Talk quoted Giroux as saying, “Four years ago I remember I played myself and I was real disappointed.  I was like, ‘this guy sucks.’ Couldn’t shoot, couldn’t skate, always on his butt … so hopefully this year will be better.”

Giroux came close to a Hart Memorial Trophy nomination for “the player adjudged most valuable to his team,” but finished fourth in the voting. Evgeni Malkin won the award instead, and deservedly so.

For what it’s ultimately worth, Giroux’s head still appears to be in the right place in spite of the increased popularity. He told Mike Missanelli on 97.5 the Fanatic, “If I see the Cup, I’m walking away. 100%. I wan to earn the right to party with the Cup.”

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Josh Janet

Josh Janet was raised in Northern New Jersey, but by an odd set of circumstances, is a Philadelphia sports fan. While recently converted to the Phillies, Josh is a diehard Flyers fan and can be expected to stay on top of the latest NHL news.

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One Comment

  • This is great news. Congratulations to Claude G.. IMO is the best in the NHL and i think this upcoming year will be another big one for him and he will really separate himself from the rest of the pack the Crosby’s and Ovechkins and Malkins of the world. Should have won the Hart trophy but its okay, with the young talent we have on this team going into next year i see the arrow going upwards, true contenders for years to come..

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