Justin Bieber hit the stage for the ice Saturday (January 28) at NHL's All-Star Celebrity Shootout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. "This is o
Justin Bieber hit the stage for the ice Saturday (January 28) at NHL’s All-Star Celebrity Shootout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
“This is one of the highlights of my life. For real,” Biebs said about the experience. He’s a longtime fan of the sport and joins games whenever he can. I hope fans can get this jersey to buy somewhere.
— NHL (@NHL) January 28, 2017
Bieber went all out on the ice, scoring one goal to make up for two lost penalty shots. He even got smashed into the glass a bit, courtesy of professional ice hockey player Chris Pronger.
Definitely got a taste of NHL hockey and the Staples Center glass Saturday, courtesy of NHL veteran Chris Pronger.
However, Bieber responded by showing off skills that would not have looked out of place in his native Canada during a celebrity exhibition game.
Bieber was driven into the boards in the first half by a laughing Pronger, who spent 18 years in the league as a hard-nosed defenseman. Pronger is 6ft 6in and was listed at 220lbs during his playing days, which ended in 2011. Bieber is 5ft 9in and considerably slimmer than Pronger.
As The Guardian pointed out, the next time Bieber returns to the Staples Center, he’ll likely be attending the Grammys. He’s nominated for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, AND Best Pop Vocal Album. Phew. Hopefully he scores big that night, too.