Claude Giroux wins the fan vote to front NHL 13

Phillie Flyers forward pips Preds keeper Pekka Rinne

EA and have unveiled Claude Giroux as the new cover star for NHL 13 as vote for by the fans on

Giroux, a forward for the Philadelphia Flyers beat off Nashville Predators shot-stopper Pekka Rinne by a margin of less than one percent with over 26 million votes cast in all.

The Flyers star said, "The support fans have given me throughout the campaign has been unbelievable. I am very excited to be on the cover of NHL 13 and I want to thank everyone who campaigned and voted for me - especially my teammates, the Flyers organization, and of course all the NHL fans who voted and tweeted."

NHL 13 arrives on September the 11th in North America and September the 14th in Europe.

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