Virtual Hockey Skills Put To The Test In NHL Player Gaming Challenge, Presented By Honda.
Honda is teaming up with the National Hockey League and ESL Gaming to present the first-ever NHL Player Gaming Challenge. Featuring NHL players representing all 31 Clubs. In addition, the NHL's newest franchise, NHL Seattle, will take part in the League's latest #HockeyAtHome initiative. Over the course of four weeks, , each Club will be represented by one or two current players and featured in a one-time matchup against another Club. Weekly matchups, storylines and broadcast details will be revealed at the beginning of each week. This EA League sports activation in EA SPORTS NHL®20 is a fun and unique way to engage hockey and gaming fans and is supported by the National Hockey League Players' Association.
Hockey fans from all over Long Island will be thrilled to see these legendary players back on the ice, even if it is virtual ice. Fans from Laurelton to Ozone Park, Wakefield to Malverne will be plugging in their gaming consoles and enjoying their favorite sport.
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The impressive lineup of confirmed player talent for the NHL Player Gaming Challenge™ presented by Honda includes Brady Tkachuk of the Ottawa Senators taking on his brother Matthew, who plays for the Calgary Flames. The All-Star brothers will be joined by teammates Jake DeBrusk and Charlie McAvoy of the Boston Bruins, Evander Kane of the San Jose Sharks, Evgeny Kuznetsov of theWashington Capitals, Alex DeBrincat of the Chicago Blackhawks, Tyler Johnson of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Darnell Nurse of theEdmonton Oilers, as well as avid gamers Zach Hyman of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Filip Forsberg of the Nashville Predators. NHL Seattle, which begins play in 2021-22, will be represented by Seattle Seahawks tight end Luke Willson, who played hockey while growing up in LaSalle, Ont.
The NHL Player Gaming Challenge presented by Honda reminds fans to stay safe, stay home and play together. With NHL Players streaming from the comfort of their homes, fans will get a taste of how some of their favorite players are keeping their hockey skills sharp and handling the pause of the 2019-20 NHL® season. ESL Gaming, a leader in esports, is providing the production, creative direction, and logistical guidance for the event. All matches will be played using Sony PS4 gaming consoles.