Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins and P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens were the final two players in the EA SPORTS NHL 15 cover vote, which was conducted via Twitter hashtags.
One is a considered the best defensive center in hockey, or at the very least its most dominant faceoff man. The other is a dynamic defenseman who puts up points and has charisma to match his explosive game. One doesn’t even have a Twitter account, and the other has over 450,000 followers.
So naturally, the defensive technophobe wins the cover vote.
Bergeron will be unveiled as the NHL15 cover athlete, according to RDS. "I have fond memories of the game and I never thought I would find myself on the cover one day,” said Bergeron to RDS. “This is really special."
Bergeron becomes the first Bruins cover athlete in 20 years, after Andy Moog shared the cover with Tomas Sandstrom on NHL 94.
But seriously: How is Subban not on the cover? Is the vote that partisan? Anyone that’s ever played a hockey video game knows it’s more fun to use the defenseman with the 80 agility and the 90 shot than it is using the center with the 100 in faceoffs …
Well, at least it’s not another goalie.