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Jonathan Toews Manages To Survive Miley Cyrus Bantergate, Gets Cover For ‘NHL 11’

It was announced earlier today that Jonathan Toews will be the cover boy for EA Sports NHL 11. Toews is following in the footsteps (skatesteps?) of teammate Patrick Kane, who previously was bestowed the honor when he was the featured athlete on the cover of NHL 10. From NHL.com:

“I am really excited to be on the cover of NHL 11,” Toews said. “It’s been an amazing year for me and the team, and it’s nice to end it by being a part of a game I played growing up. The NHL games have always been great, so it’s an honor for me to be a part of the EA Sports family.”

“Jonathan Toews is one of the best centers in the NHL today,” said Jordan Edelstein, Vice-President of Marketing for EA Sports. “He is a great ambassador for the sport of hockey and his impact on the sport this year is undeniable. It’s great to have him in the EA Sports family.”

Jesus, Toews is living the frigging dream, man. A gold medal, a Stanley Cup championship, a video game cover, all at the ripe old age of 22? Not fair, man. I knew I should have played hockey. Or maybe just learned how to skate. Or blown off the restraining order and agreed to appear at the 2010 MuchMusic Awards with Miley Cyrus. Okay, that last one is a lie. Sadly, life is chock full of regrets. Making a poorly-executed Miley Cyrus joke is just another example of that.

Toews follows in Kane’s footsteps with NHL 11 [NHL.com]
(previously at the Sportress: Jonathan Toews + Miley Cyrus + Awards Show Banter = Awkward)