The cover athlete for EA Sports NHL 20 was revealed during the 2019 NHL Awards, and it was announced that Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews will grace the cover.

Matthews becomes the first Maple Leafs player to ever appear on the worldwide cover of an EA Sports NHL game. Winger William Nylander appeared on the Sweden-only cover of NHL 19.

“Growing up I always admired all the players who got to be on the cover of the game. This is a very cool honor and I am proud to represent my organization,” said Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs via EA Sports. “I’m also really competitive, so now I can’t wait to fire up NHL 20 in the locker room and play against my teammates.”

In three seasons in the NHL, Matthews has scored 205 points in 212 regular season games. He has 13 points in 20 playoff games.

NHL 20 launches on September 13 for Xbox One, PS4. It is also rumored to be coming to PC.


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