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Ivan Demidov Reacts To Being Drafted By Canadiens, Celine Dion



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The newest member of the Montreal Canadiens, Ivan Demidov, has started his Habs-based career with a bang, and a celebrity endorsement.

Not only was he picked by one of the few franchises that still carries weight over in Russia in terms of their pedigree and historical success, one of the most famous singers in Canadian history was invited on stage to make the pick, Quebec’s own, Céline Dion.

“From childhood, all players are dreaming about it,” said Demidov. “And now dreams come true. I’m an unbelievable city like Montreal, it’s crazy… It’s like a book, a movie.”


When the dust settled a little, Demidov mentioned his sports idol is the late Kobe Bryant, and that he wants to become a game-changing presence for the Habs, just as Kobe was for the Los Angeles Lakers for so many years.

While we’re certain that despite the excitement his heart will go on, it must have been a particularly intense moment for the 18-year-old Russian. On top of being in a city that pushes everything to the limit, as evidenced by the use of The Sphere in Las Vegas for the 2024 NHL Entry Draft, he was treated to a rather eventful introduction to what it means to be a member of the Montreal Canadiens.

The pick was also a big hit with Canadiens fans, as they almost unanimously endorsed the selection from the very get-go. The Canadiens need offensive talent in their lineup, and Ivan Demidov certainly fits the bill.

Soon, Demidov will be treated to an unending endorsement on social media from the millions of Habs fans around the globe, a strong showing that will surely impress upon him the Power of Love.

If you would like to see the full post-draft media availability for Ivan Demidov you can watch it on X/Twitter by clicking here.

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Wonder what number he selects? I suspect he will sell a lot of jerseys as he will mesmerize googling jaw exercises in preparations of his arrival so mine doesn’t hit the floor as much watching him play, lol.