Ovechkin to be on the cover of NHL 21

Alex ovechkin was chosen to appear on the cover of NHL 21 on Monday, making him the second player only to be featured in the video game on two separate occasions.

Washington Capitals captain, who first appeared on the cover of NHL 07, joins Jonathan toews as the only players to have been selected twice to be featured in the video game. The captain of the Chicago Blackhawks was chosen for the 2011 and 2016 editions.

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A retro photo of Ovechkin wearing the old Washington eagle-embellished sweater will be used for the cover of the next edition of the popular video game.

Ovechkin has scored 48 goals this season (tied with David Pastrnak top scorers in the NHL), winning the Maurice-Richard Trophy for the ninth time. He also became the eighth player in League history to score 700 goals, a feat he achieved against the New Jersey Devils on February 22. Ovechkin is currently ranked eighth among all-time leading scorers with 706 goals.

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Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston matthews was featured on the cover of NHL 20, as the Devils defenseman PK Subban, then a member of the Nashville Predators, was featured in the 2019 edition. The Oilers captain Connor mcdavid was featured on the cover of NHL 18.

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