Rick Nash named cover athlete for 2K Sports’ NHL 2K9

Rick Nash2K Sports announced that Columbus Blue Jackets’ captain Rick Nash would be gracing the cover of the 2K9 edition of their NHL franchise. Nash is a three-time All Star and was available to coment since the Blue Jackets didn’t sniff the playoffs this year…

“I’ve been a longtime fan of the hockey games from 2K Sports. My idols have all been on the covers of video games as I was growing up, so to be on the cover of NHL 2K9 myself is truly incredible. The set of new features they’re adding is really going to make this game special for hockey fans – I’m hoping they give me a couple extra points to my player rating this year!”

Nash was selected first overall in the 2002 NHL Draft and is one of the most exciting and dynamic young players in the NHL. In only his second season, at the age of 19, Nash became the youngest player in NHL history to win the “Rocket” Richard Trophy by co-leading the League with 41 goals scored. Now an established superstar in the NHL, Nash was also a member of Team Canada at the 2006 Olympics, and was named MVP of the 2007 World Championships. His deep level of involvement and work with Visual Concepts, alongside his background as an experienced gamer, provides an invaluable contribution and influence to the overall development process for creating the most fun hockey experience available.

For more information on the future release of NHL 2K9, visit 2K Sports.