My source within the NHL has let me know that EA SPORTS will announce that Claude Giroux is the winner of the NHL 13 cover vote contest during the NHL awards ceremony in Las Vegas tonight.

Claude dominated the voting and beat Pekka Rinne to win the honor. Giroux was a heavy favorite to win after a great season playing alongside Jaromir Jagr and Scott Hartnell. Hartnell was a cover candidate, but lost in the later rounds.

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