Justin Bieber is living ‘the dream’ as singer-songwriter takes the ice with the NHL All-Stars after being named a celebrity captain

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Justin Bieber didn’t hold back his excitement when he took the ice with the NHL All-Stars in Toronto on Saturday.

Bieber was named a celebrity captain for the event along with fellow singers Michael Bublé and Tate McRae, and actor Will Arnett.

The Ontario native was targeted as he joined the NHL’s best in warmups. In a video posted by Sportsnet, the hockey stars were seen taking pictures and interacting with the two-time Grammy winner, who helped assemble the teams on Friday.

“It’s a minute,” Bieber told Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly. ‘(It’s) so nice though, it’s the dream.’

Rielly is the assistant captain for Team Bieber. Leading the charge for them is fellow Maple Leaf Auston Matthews, the captain-elect. After drafting both players to his team, Bieber spent much of the draft hanging out with his captains as he built his roster.

Justin Bieber didn't hold back his excitement as he joined the NHL All-Stars for their warm-up

Justin Bieber didn’t hold back his excitement as he joined the NHL All-Stars for their warm-up

Bieber was selected as a celebrity captain and serenaded the crowd on draft night.

Bieber was selected as a celebrity captain and serenaded the crowd on draft night.

Bieber drafted Toronto Maple Leafs stars Morgan Rielly and Auston Matthews as his captains

Bieber drafted Toronto Maple Leafs stars Morgan Rielly and Auston Matthews as his captains

Bieber was also caught on tape telling Saint Louis Blues center Robert Thomas that he’s “just here for (a) warmup” — suggesting he’ll “get hurt” if he plays in the game.

On the same night as the draft, Bieber rocked the crowd in his first stage performance since canceling his 2023 Justice World Tour.

As well as performing hits like ‘Peaches’ and ‘Eenie Meenie’, Bieber also played his rendition of SZA’s ‘Snooze’ in front of his home crowd.

At this point in the season, the Vancouver Canucks hold the best record in the NHL’s Western Conference. The Canucks are currently 33-11-5 (WL-OTL) with 71 points. Behind them are the Colorado Avalanche, who lead the Central Division with a 32-14-3 record and 67 points.

Meanwhile, in the Eastern Conference, the Boston Bruins lead the charge with 71 points and a record of 31-9-9. The 31-14-4 Florida Panthers are close behind with 66 points.