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Your NHL ’15 cover winner: Patrice Bergeron

Jun 24, 2014, 8:39 PM EDT

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Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron is having himself quite the Tuesday.

Bergeron is likely proudest of winning the second Selke Trophy of his career and the NHL Foundation Player Award for the 2013-14 season, yet he also won the fan vote to become the cover athlete for EA Sports’ upcoming video game “NHL 15.” Bergeron edged Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban in the voting, which often took over Twitter as fans and team feeds barraged social media promoting the process.

“Being featured on the cover of NHL 15 is a dream come true,” Bergeron said. “The fact that the cover is selected entirely by fans is an incredible feeling. The passion and support from hockey fans, especially Bruins fans, is unlike any other sport and I’m so grateful to everyone who voted for me.”

“NHL 15” is the first hockey video game to make the jump to the Xbox One and Playstation 4. The game launches on those consoles plus Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 in North America on Sept. 9 and in Europe on Sept. 12.

Perhaps that greater processing power will open up door for the simulation to more accurately capture the nuances that make Bergeron such a great two-way forward in reality?

Deep down, the biggest question is: how much will this nod soup up his player rating? He generally hovers in the high-80s, so maybe this will bump him into the 90’s?

Martin Brodeur was the video game series’ most recent cover athlete in the “NHL 14” iteration. He was rated in the 85 range, so maybe the days of the cover athlete getting a huge boost are over …

  1. bleedrangerblue - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:43 PM


    • desertfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:10 AM

      This show is so anti NHL in character

  2. jpat2424 - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:54 PM


    • drewsylvania - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM

      He who smelt it…

    • drewzducks - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:15 PM

      Yes you are.

  3. djshnooks - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    No way he “won,” it’s fixed.

  4. charastein - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    You fools don’t get it. Bergeron is awesome. Great hockey player and a class act.

    He won because even fans outside of Boston recognize the talent he has.

    Get used to seeing that Bruins logo looking at you every time you fire up NHL 2015!

  5. spitfisher - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    Exactly, These numbskulls should watch hockey rather than comment on it. Patrice gives it win or lose each and every night. You don’t have to admit to be a bruins fan, just watch this guy play, he very good for his size and anticipation. But if you are expecting some one taking a dive or whining to the ref on each and every play…..I guess you’ll have to watch Cindy instead.

    • sixchr - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:45 PM

      All you need to know about Patrice Bergeron to know what kind of player he is are the details regarding his injuries in game 6 of the Final in 2013.

  6. jpat2424 - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:06 PM

    Class act my white ass

    • shaundre93 - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:28 PM

      I guess you didn’t watch the NHL awards show…

  7. nunan - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    One of the best things about him is definitely his anticipation. I’ve never seen a player be able to steal pucks and win battles quite like him. He always has his stick in the right place. It’s incredible.

  8. govtminion - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    “It’s all rigged, the fix was in, stuff like that, and I’m sure that has nothing to do with the guy I voted for not winning!”

  9. spitfisher - Jun 25, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    Govtminion, Hockey intelligence and the ability to identify talent is not your strength, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

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