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TORONTO (September 1, 2015) – Top NHL Draft picks Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel face off in EA SPORTS™ NHL® 16 during a special sneak preview of the game featured exclusively on TSN platforms. Coverage of McDavid battling Eichel for NHL® 16 bragging rights will be featured today on SPORTSCENTRE and TSN.ca in advance of the game’s release on September 15, 2015.
TSN’s BarDown also follows the McDavid-Eichel showdown, bringing fans live updates and behind-the-scenes content on BarDown.com, on Twitter at @BarDown, plus on TSN’s official Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram accounts.
“Working with EA SPORTS™ was a natural partnership for us,” said Ken Volden, Vice-President and Executive Producer, Studio Production and News and Information, TSN. “The opportunity to feature two of the brightest young stars in the game, playing the hottest video game on the market was a no-brainer. This is the type of authentic content we love to bring our fans.”
In addition to TSN teaming up with EA SPORTS™, RDS will be showcasing the French-language LE CHALLENGE HOCKEY RDS EA SPORTS™, which features 16 NHL players going head-to-head in an NHL® 16 tournament. The 18-episode series begins in December 2015 and culminates with the winner earning $20,000 for the charity of their choice (visit RDS.ca for more information).
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