NHL Slapshot

Platform(s): Wii
Genre: Sports
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Canada
Release Date: Sept. 7, 2010

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'NHL Slapshot' (Wii) Contest Gets You To Meet Wayne Gretzky

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2010 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT

NHL Slapshot introduces a revolutionary hockey stick controller that allows players to shoot, pass and body check just like the pros.

Gretzky is an NHL legend who accumulated a long list of accomplishments and awards during his 21 year career as a player in the NHL. He currently holds 40 regular-season records, 15 playoff records, six All-Star records, and is the only NHL player to have ever recorded 200 points in a season. Since retiring as a player from the NHL, Gretzky has been very active in the hockey world, serving as Executive Director of the gold medal winning 2002 Canadian men's national ice hockey team, and acting as a special advisor to the gold medal winning 2010 Canadian men's national ice hockey team.

Electronic Arts will give one lucky fan, and their family, an opportunity to meet the NHL Slapshot cover athlete, Wayne Gretzky. Dubbed The Wayne Gretzky Challenge, the contest will ask hockey fans to submit either a video or photo submission that showcases their passion for the sport of hockey for a chance to meet the Great One at the NHL Slapshot launch event in September.

Participants will be asked to submit their videos and photos through the contest tab, the top 10 finalists, as chosen by the EA Sports NHL Slapshot team, will have their submissions hosted on the EA Sports NHL Facebook page, with public votes determining the eventual winner.

Contest Schedule:

  • August 8 - Contest submissions open at the FaceBook contest tab
  • August 19 - Contest submissions close
  • August 23 - 10 Finalists revealed
  • August 23 - Fan voting begins
  • August 26 - Winner announced

In addition to having his likeness on the front of all packaging, Gretzky will be available as a playable character in the game when NHL Slapshot is available in retail stores.

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