EA SPORTS and NHL.com Announce Claude Giroux as Fan-Selected EA SPORTS NHL 13 Cover Athlete

EA and NHL.com announced that Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux has been selected by fans as the EA SPORTS NHL 13 cover athlete. Giroux beat Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne in the final of the first ever EA SPORTS NHL Cover Vote campaign by less than a one percent margin, in what was the closest matchup of the entire campaign. NHL 13 will be available onSeptember 11, 2012 inNorth America andSeptember 14, 2012 inEurope.