Justin Bieber, hockey player? Well, he is from Canada. At least we’re assuming that’s the thinking behind minor-league ECHL team the Bakersfield Condors offering the “As Long As You Love Me” singer an amateur tryout contract.
“Very rarely do you see this combination of skill and toughness,” coach Matt O’Dette says on the team’s website. “We share a common Canadian heritage since we both hail from Ontario. I’ve scouted some video of him online skating with my hometown team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and I think he could provide some elusive speed up front for us. Plus, he’s a right-handed shot which we’ve been looking to add. I think if we paired him on a line with (Robby) Dee and (Peter) Boyd we’d be tough to beat.”
Also, according to the site, Bieber “possesses soft hands, a good skating stride, and a devastating wrist shot capable of beating NHL caliber goaltenders. He appears to be strong in shootouts as well.”
No word on whether Bieber will take the team up on its offer.