Wild's Niederreiter to appear on Swiss cover of NHL 17

St. Louis Blues star Vladimir Tarasenko may be the cover athlete for EA Sports' NHL 17 video game in the United States, but the Minnesota Wild have found their way onto the cover for the third straight season.

Wild forward Nino Niederreiter will appear on the game's cover in his native Switzerland, part of EA's efforts to market the game in Europe through alternative cover stars.

The game is due out on Sept. 13 for the Xbox One and Playstation 4.

One of just a handful of active Swiss players in the NHL, Niederreiter ranks third among active Swiss-born skaters with 119 points, and fourth all-time.

Fans looking to get their hands on the Swiss version of the game will need to pay a premium in shipping fees to do so, but EA has provided a simpler solution in the past, offering downloadable versions of the Swiss cover that can be printed off and swapped with the U.S. version.