Carey Price had an opportunity to do the funniest thing possible and he TOOK it pic.twitter.com/R3mePWeEwg
– Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) June 28, 2023
That said, when it came time to make the selection, we were treated to a slightly comical moment, as Carey Price (who announced the pick) completely forgot the last name of the Tricolore’s choice. Kent Hughes tried to turn the situation into a joke, saying that it was meant to be.
But clearly, the former Tricolore goalkeeper couldn’t have been too proud of his shot. And at least he made sure to apologize to the defender.
Reinbacher said after his selection that Price had gone to him to say he was really sorry for everything. The defender told him not to worry too much about it, and obviously he wasn’t too insulted.
“Carey Price came to me and was like I’m so sorry.” 😅
– Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 29, 2023
Reinbacher was mostly relieved to hear his last name after his first, which took a little pressure off his shoulders. That’s understandable.
And via Twitter, Price also wanted to apologize publicly, saying it was a tad embarrassing. At least he didn’t forget his last name again in his Tweet, hehe.
Boy that was embarrassing. Sorry David….. Reinbacher. 🤦🏻♂️😅
– Carey Price (@CP0031) June 29, 2023
Clearly, it’s nice to see that both prefer to laugh about it. It’s a bit of a comical situation, after all, and one we’ll remember for a long time.
By the way, Price isn’t the only former NHL goalie who’s had a bit of trouble with a last name: when announcing the 24th pick of the draft, Pekka Rinne forgot Tanner Molendyk’s last name.
Pekka Rinne poking some fun at Price pretending to forget the last name of the player Preds selected? 😂 pic.twitter.com/fdlyrhHav8
– NHL Watcher (@NHL_Watcher) June 29, 2023
Goalies have a tough night announcing picks. – Roberto Luongo
The tendies are having a tough night selecting picks
– Strombone (@strombone1) June 29, 2023
In short, two comical situations involving former goalies, but at least Price made sure to apologize to the Habs’ new hope. Well done, then.
In an interview with TVA Sports, Reinbacher stated that he was not ruling out any options for next season. A return to Europe seems the most likely scenario, but if the CH deems it better to play in North America (in the AHL, for example), he doesn’t seem to be closed to the idea.