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.