EA Sports Name Connor McDavid as Cover Athlete of NHL 18

EA Sports have officially announced that NHL superstar, Connor McDavid has been named the cover athlete for NHL 18.The superstar center was very thrilled for the opportunity as he is a big fan of the series and been playing theme ever since he was a kid.

“Representing NHL 18 as the cover athlete is an incredible honor,” said Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers. “I’ve played EA SPORTS NHL every year since I was a kid. To appear on the cover, something that has been done previously by so many players that I respect and admire is very exciting. I can’t wait to play NHL 18

In addition, today a new gameplay trailer for the game was released. Fans of the series will get a chance to see the game in action for the first time.

EA SPORTS NHL 18 delivers the speed of today’s young NHL stars with new Creative Attack controls and the first-ever Defensive Skill Stick. Play the fast-paced, arcade-inspired 3-on-3 NHL Threes mode, or reshape the league entirely with the new Expansion Draft and your own custom 32nd NHL team. Do it all with the most co-op and competitive multiplayer options ever delivered in a sports game.

NHL 18 is set to release worldwide for PS4 and Xbox One on September 15.

NHL 18 reveals Edmonton’s Connor McDavid as its cover athlete

Coming off a season as the NHL’s only 100-Point scorer and taking home the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player, Edmonton Oilers Centre, Connor McDavid will grace the cover of EA’s NHL 18. The news was announced in an official press release alongside a Gameplay Trailer, showing off more than the Teaser from E3 2017.

Connor McDavid was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers #1 overall in 2015 and was considered a generational talent along the lines of Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, with even The Great One, Wayne Gretzky even being impressed by the youngster. McDavid was the primary catalyst in finally getting Edmonton out of a decade-long funk of last place finishes, finally making the playoffs this past season before falling to the Anaheim Ducks in a thrilling 7-Game series.

What’s most exciting about McDavid is that he is only 20 years old, and the best of him is yet to come. NHL 18 releases on Xbox One and PS4 on September 15th, 2017.

NHL Announced This Week 2017-18 Season

This week’s NHL offseason season, Wednesday night’s awards ceremony and expansion draft, followed by Friday and Saturday amateur drafts.
Well, let’s not forget to release the 2017-18 schedule, because after all, the other tournaments exist because they play the game. As the NHL has done in recent years, the league announced the opening of all teams on Wednesday at 11 am in San Luis on Wednesday, followed by a timetable at 2 pm.

The schedules of the season will vary, with the expansion of the Las Vegas Golden Knight, NHL 31 franchise in the Western Conference also has 15. Seven teams in the central sector will be 26 Division Division. The club will be in the division of the four teams for two home and road races, a series of three home games and two road races, a series of two home games and three road races.

The central department will play three games against all eight Pacific Division. This will include four series with two family games and a road game, four games with a family game and two road games in total for 24 games. The remaining 32 games of 82 games will be made up of each of the 16 league teams in the Eastern Conference.

PRESEASON timetable

The recent release of the Blues preseason has several highlights.

The eight games included confrontation with former coach Ken Hitchcock, as well as neutral sites Belle Vernon, Pa. And Kansas City match.

The plan from September 19 against Dallas Star, now led by the former Blues boss. On September 24th, the blues will be in Belle Vernon, a game called Kraft Hockeyville, a defensive Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. Then on September 28th, the team will meet at the Minnesota Wildlife Park with the Kelvin Sprint Center.

This is the preseason schedule, in addition to Dallas, Pittsburgh and Minnesota will also see the blues face of Columbus and Washington:

Sept. 19: @ Dallas Stars, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 20: vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, 7 p.m.

Sept. 22: @ Washington Capitals, 6 p.m.

Sept. 23: vs. Dallas Stars, 7 p.m.

Sept. 24: @ Pittsburgh Penguins, TBA

Sept. 26: @ Columbus Blue Jackets, 6 p.m.

Sept. 28: Vs. Minnesota Wild, 7 p.m.

Oct. 1: vs. Washington Capitals, 2 p.m.