As the NHL celebrates its season award recipients and announcement that Las Vegas is getting a franchise, NHL 17 has its own fanfare. St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko has been named the game's cover star after a fan vote, and even if you didn't vote for him, there's still something you can look forward to.
Tarasenko won the contest, which featured over six million votes, but perhaps more importantly, the beta – which runs from July 28 through August 4 – features three of the title's game modes: Online Versus, EASHL, and Hockey Ultimate Team. Sign up for the beta starts now and stops on the end of day on July 7.
The beta lets you customize your team and arena, but it's unknown if you'll get to carry over these creations into the final game.
Head over here to sign up for the beta (it's on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) and a chance to get early access to the beta.
NHL 17 comes out for the PS4 and Xbox One on September 13.