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Giroux wins cover vote!

Claude Giroux will be on the next cover of EA Sports NHL 13

Wednesday, 06.20.2012 / 8:23 AM ET / News
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Giroux wins cover vote!
UPDATED: The votes are in and the fans have spoken. Claude Giroux has won the first ever EA Sports NHL 13 Cover Vote!

"It's a great honor. Obviously it's not something you think of," said Giroux shortly after the announcement. "It's all about the fans pretty much; the support of my family; my hometown and obviously the Flyers fans all over the world. I think I'm  pretty lucky to actually win this."

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Fans have voted a countless amount of times and waited over two months, but the day is finally here.

Tonight at the NHL's annual Awards Show in Las Vegas, Claude Giroux will find out if YOU the Flyers faithful have voted him to be the next player to be featured on EA Sports NHL 13 Cover.

Giroux advanced all the way to the finals in a showdown with Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne. From Thursday, Mar. 29 through Monday, June 4 over 25 million votes had been cast during the tournament.

"Flyers fans, players and the Flyers organization have been outstanding in supporting both Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell throughout the first ever EA Sports NHL Cover Vote campaign," said Dean Richards, General Manager, NHL EA SPORTS. "It's been a very close final between Claude Giroux and Pekka Rinne, and we are very excited to announce the face of NHL 13 during the live broadcast of the 2012 NHL Awards."

Giroux was the No. 1 seed in the tournament and paved his way to the championship round by defeating Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban in Round 1, LA Kings forward Anze Kopitar in Round 2 and Pittsburgh Penguins' forward Evgeni Malkin in the Semifinal round, getting a little revenge for Malkin defeating his teammate, Scott Hartnell, in Round 2.

In addition to Giroux and his teammates tweeting throughout the competition, celebrities from the hockey world, all of sports and even hollywood joined in the campaign:

Hollywood stars David Boreanaz, Jerry Bruckheimer, Michael Rosenbaum, Kevin Smith, Max Thieriot and Alyssa Milano.

Hockey Analyst Pierre LeBrun, Blue Jackets' Derick Brassard, Phoenix Coyotes' Paul Bissonette and Tampa Bay Lightning's Mike Commodore.

Houston Texans' JJ Watt, Minnesota Vikings' Christian Ponder, Eagles' Jeremy Maclin, Jason Kelce, Evan Mathis, Jamar Chaney, Todd Herremans and Jon Dorenbos, and former Eagles Brian Westbrook and David Akers.

Phillies' Vance Worley, Hunter Pence and Mike Stutes; Pro Tennis stars Lisa Raymond and Rennae Stubbs; Pro Soccer stars Jordan Angeli and LA Galaxy's Todd Dunivant; UFC fighter George St Pierre.

Top Chef Jennifer Carroll and country stars such as Dierks Bentley, Canadian Country Musician Sass Jordan, Brian Nutter (Keith Urban's Guitarist), Danny Radar (Keith Urban's Bandmate) and professional drummer Blas Eias.

The 2012 NHL Awards will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network in the United States and online at cbcsports.ca in Canada. CBC-TV will carry the complete two-hour celebration nationally starting at 8:00 p.m. local / 8:30 p.m. NT.

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