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.