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Alexander Ovechkin Covers NHL 07

Washington Capitals rookie phenom Alexander Ovechkin has signed with Electronic Arts to be the cover athlete and spokesman for its NHL 07 game. Drafted first overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Ovechkin lived up to his potential and put forth the third most prolific rookie campaign in NHL history. Exceeding his freshman status, Ovechkin made his presence known by finishing the season third overall in the League for points (106), tied for third in goals (52), and first in shots (425).

“To me, I feel like your accomplishments have been recognized when you make the cover of a videogame,” said Ovechkin. “I have been playing EA SPORTS games for years and am honored to be a part of the NHL 07 team.â€? The EA SPORTS NHL franchise is the #1 selling hockey game and is now entering its 16th year of licensing relationships with the NHL and the NHLPA. EA and the NHL and the NHLPA announced earlier this week that they had further renewed their longstanding relationship through to 2012. NHL 07 is being developed for the PlayStation 2, PSP, Xbox 360, Xbox and PC.

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