NHL 2003 cover athlete named

Jarome Iginla will be gracing the cover of the next incarnation of EA Sports' NHL series.

EA Sports has announced that Jarome Iginla will be the cover athlete for NHL 2003. As a member of the Calgary Flames, Iginla has 174 goals and 182 assists under his belt. "I played EA's NHL games growing up," said Iginla. "I'm really honored that they've asked me to represent NHL 2003, and it's cool to be a part of the elite lineup of athletes that have represented the EA Sports brand."

"Jarome Iginla has made a significant impact on the NHL, which is substantiated by his many NHL honors," said Jeff Karp, vice president of marketing for Electronic Arts. "Jarome represents both his team and the National Hockey League well, and we're thrilled that he brings his excellence, enthusiasm, and knowledge to NHL 2003."

NHL 2003 is scheduled to ship this fall for the GameCube, the PlayStation 2, and the Xbox.

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