The Buffalo Sabres' Thomas Vanek has, for the second straight year, been knocked out of the voting for the cover of EA Sports' NHL video game.
Vanek was one of 16 players who failed to make the second round of voting for the "NHL '14" cover. The first round saw one player from each team and two wild cards in one pool.
The top 16 vote-getters were seeded based on first-round votes received and bracketed. Voting will continue until the cover athlete is unveiled June 3.
- Pavel Daytsuk, Detroit Red Wings
- John Tavares, New York Islanders
- Wayne Simmonds, Philadelphia Flyers
- Evander Kane, Winnipeg Jets
- Mike Fisher, Nashville Predators
- P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens
- Joffrey Lupul, Toronto Maple Leafs
- James Van Riemsdyk, Maple Leafs
- Tyler Seguin, Boston Bruins
- Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils
- Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings
- Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
- Taylor Hall, Edmonton Oilers
- Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche
- Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets
- Patrick Sharp, Chicago Blackhawks