NHL 22 is set to release later this year and the time has come that fans are finally seeing their cover athlete for this year.
We found out during a slew of reveals that occurred this week, including the reveal trailer for NHL 22 along with the official release date.
Here's a look at the NHL 22 cover and the reveal trailer for the next installment of the EA NHL franchise!
LATEST - NHL 22 Cover revealed
After a lot of speculation, the cover athlete and the NHL 22 covers have finally been revealed. The players we thought would make the cover weren't selected.
However, the cover athlete from NHL 20 was selected to make it his second cover appearance in only a few years. Check out Auston Matthews on the cover of NHL 22!
You'll likely notice that there are two different covers there, each cover represents a different edition of the game. We now know that there are two editions for NHL 22, the Standard Edition and the X-Factor Edition.
To learn more on the editions and more that was revealed in the NHL 22 trailer, follow this link!
NHL 22 Reveal Trailer
The reveal trailer debuted on Thursday, August 19th, 2021, and the game looks just as exciting as we thought it would be.
The trailer showcases a lot of different scenes from the game, but there isn't any gameplay that we can go off of. Considering it's only a reveal trailer, we'll get much more in the future.
The game looks amazing based off this trailer and as more information is released, we should see some next gen features included.
If you're just as excited as we are for this year's game, head here and learn more about what we picked up on during the reveal.
The game's release landed around the same time as the previous year, we expect this is due to EA putting extra effort into the game on next gen consoles.
Pre Order NHL 22
We were thinking that it would be some time before pre orders were available but it's a welcome surprise that pre orders are now live.
Here's some links to help you secure your copy, some of them have discount codes for EA Play members, so keep that in mind.
- NHL 22 Standard Edition on Xbox One
- NHL 22 Standard Edition on Xbox One (EA Play Members)
- NHL 22 Standard Edition on Xbox Series X|S
- NHL 22 Standard Edition on Xbox Series X|S (EA Play Members)
- NHL 22 X-Factor Edition on Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S
- NHL 22 X-Factor Edition on Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S (EA Play Members)
NHL 21 Cover Athlete
Even though NHL series games have regional cover stars that allow fans to celebrate their local heroes, one player always receives the most cover glory.
Alex Ovechkin was selected as the cover athlete for NHL 21, which was his second time being chosen as he also appeared on the cover of NHL 07.
EA has never had multiple main cover athletes for their NHL game. However, with next gen platforms continuing to grow, it’s possible there’s a different athlete for different generation consoles.
Nevertheless, it’s more likely NHL 22 follows the pattern of the series and has just one main cover athlete.