EA Sports Name Connor McDavid as Cover Athlete of NHL 18; Watch Official Gameplay Trailer Here

The game’s looking pretty good!

EA Sports have officially announced that NHL superstar, Connor McDavid ( Edmonton Oilers ) has been named the cover athlete for NHL 18.

The superstar center was very thrilled for the opportunity as he is a big fan of the series and been playing theme ever since he was a kid.

“Representing NHL 18 as the cover athlete is an incredible honor,” said Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers. “I’ve played EA SPORTS NHL every year since I was a kid. To appear on the cover, something that has been done previously by so many players that I respect and admire is very exciting. I can’t wait to play NHL 18

In addition, today a new gameplay trailer for the game was released. Fans of the series will get a chance to see the game in action for the first time. Check out the new trailer down below:

Official Trailer Description:

EA SPORTS NHL 18 delivers the speed of today’s young NHL stars with new Creative Attack controls and the first-ever Defensive Skill Stick. Play the fast-paced, arcade-inspired 3-on-3 NHL Threes mode, or reshape the league entirely with the new Expansion Draft and your own custom 32nd NHL team. Do it all with the most co-op and competitive multiplayer options ever delivered in a sports game.

NHL 18 is set to release worldwide for PS4 and Xbox One on September 15.