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Carey Price apologizes for mispronouncing David Reinbacher’s name
Tonight, the Canadiens selected David Reinbacher fifth overall in the 2023 draft. The choice disappointed many, but the Tricolore hopes to get their hands on a solid defenseman who will be a big part of their top-4 in the long term.

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.

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.

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.

Was he teasing his former counterpart in Montreal? The question arises.

Roberto Luongo, meanwhile, took the opportunity to have a little fun at the expense of the two former goalkeepers:

Goalies have a tough night announcing picks. – Roberto Luongo

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.

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