SEVEN PLAYERS UNVEILED IN NHL 20
Figures Showcase New Look
Friday, July 25, 2008
McFarlane Toys is proud to present our lineup for NHL Series 20. It features the Sports Picks debut for a trio of players, sequels to three of our most popular players, and a re-paint of an emerging Canadian superstar. Each figure will be offered in the NHL's new RBK EDGE uniform, showcasing a new look for a classic game. Take a look at the seven players facing off in our NHL 20 lineup:
DANIEL BRIÈRE: Brière made noise as a Phoenix Coyote, but he truly arrived in his final season in Buffalo, racking up 95 points as the Sabres rolled to the Eastern Conference Finals. Free agency landed him in Philadelphia, where he spearheads the re-vamped Flyers offense.
JAROME IGINLA 3: He started his hockey career as a goalie, and as a catcher for Canada's National Junior Baseball team, but Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla's destiny was to score goals - 374 and counting, to be exact. Despite his gaudy statistics, Iginla is no genteel winger; he's just as likely to defend a teammate by any means necessary. Calgary's dynamo was named captain in October 2003, and continues to be the fuel that feeds the Flames.
JONATHAN CHEECHOO: Sure, his name doesn't give you any clue, and he plays his hockey in California. But with a hometown like "Moose Factory," you can be sure that Cheechoo is as Canadian as it gets. The Sharks' top gun has delivered 153 goals in his first five seasons, and remains one of the main reasons San Jose is the team no one wants to face in the Western Conference.
NICKLAS LIDSTROM 2: The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the NHL's top "defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position." The Red Wings captain is the defending Norris trophy owner, having won his sixth trophy in 2008 to tie Doug Harvey for the second-most career Norris Trophies (Bobby Orr has eight). Lidstrom became the first European-born player to captain a team to a Stanley Cup championship.
VESA TOSKALA: Toskala spent four seasons sharing net time in San Jose before a trade to Toronto gave him the full-time starting goalie job he'd been waiting for. Toskala showed his mettle in Toronto over an 11-start stretch in late 2007, earning a pair of shutouts and a 7-3-0-1 record, allowing 18 goals while stopping 266 shots.
DANIEL SEDIN 2: The easiest way to tell the Sedin twins apart is right after the goal scores. Odds are, Daniel scored the goal, and Henrik delivered the assist. Daniel is the more prolific scorer of the two, but Henrik is the better playmaker - giving Vancouver a legitimate opportunity to score every time the "Sedin line" takes the ice.
DION PHANEUF: He's not the first "hitman" to come from Calgary, but Phaneuf has perfected his blue line defense with speed, strength, and a shoulder made of granite. The Flames' young defenseman is the proverbial immovable object, just looking to meet a resistible force at high speed.
NHL 20 is scheduled to arrive on shelves in December 2008. Stay tuned to Spawn.com for more info about upcoming NHL lineups and products.
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