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NHL 21 release date, cover athlete Alexander Ovechkin announced

NHL 21 cover athlete Alexander Ovechkin

EA Sports has announced the cover athlete and revealed the cover art for NHL 21. It’s the captain of the Washington Capitals, Alexander Ovechkin.

The cover art follows the design of recent EA Sports titles such as Madden NFL 21 and EA Sports UFC 4. The new design led our own Eduard Gafton to question: What’s up with the FIFA 21 cover art?

Here’s the NHL 21 cover art for the Standard Edition and the Great Eight Edition:

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NHL 21

EA Sports also released the following video for the announcement:

NHL 21 launches on October 16 for PS4 and Xbox One.