Just in-case you need a reminder of Jose Bautista’s epic bat flip from last season…
— MLB (@MLB) October 15, 2015
It will now be forever memorialized in EA Sports’ NHL 17. Yes, you read that right…Jose Bautista’s baseball bat flip will be featured in a video game about Hockey. The demo version is available for download now and one of the games special features is the ability to customize goal celebrations.
— Alykhan K. Ravjiani (@AlykhanKR) July 29, 2016
If an NHL player did that in a real game it would be considered a misconduct penalty because the stick left the playing surface…but there’s no doubt that it will still be one of the more popular celebration options in the game. NHL 17 is officially released September 13th.