Chicago Blackhawks forwards, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will feature as the NHL 16 cover stars according to an announcement by EA at the 2015 NHL Awards.
Kane and Toews helped the Blackhawks secure their third Stanley Cup victory in six years while finishing the playoffs ranking first and third in the league respectively.
This isn’t the first time the team mates have made the cover of EA Sports’ NHL games, Kane previously fronted the NHL 10 cover in 2009 and Toews was the cover star for NHL 11.
In a press release by EA, Kane said
Being teamed up with Jonathan for the NHL 16 cover is a great feeling. I never would have imagined being on the cover twice, and the fact this is happening on top of our team taking home the Cup is unreal.
Toews’ take on the announcement
I’m honored to not only share the Stanley Cup Championship with Patrick, but to share the EA Sports NHL 16 cover with him too. Our team’s passion and dedication have made this all possible — and I’m sure fans will be fired up about it.
NHL 16 releases on the 15th September for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.