Jesperi Kotkaniemi will always remember the evening of June 22, 2018, when he was selected third overall in the first round of the National Hockey League Entry draft by the Montreal Canadiens.
However, it seems like some fans will remember something else about Kotkaniemi's selection. It seemed that what a poor woman has forgotten to wear under her dress will be what these fans will remember from the evening and the Habs' third overall pick. As the Finnish centre made his way to the stage to meet up with his new team, some observers have noticed that a young woman placed behind the Habs' first choice did not wear anything under her dress. And as expected, the images quickly became viral on social media.
Here is a censored version of the photo circulating widely on the web and social media:
If ever you prefer to take a look at the uncensored version of that picture, one fan has put it up on social media, and you can see it by clicking on this link.
Of course, the entire embarrassing segment what also caught on national television as you can see in the video here below:
As soon as the Canadiens picked Kotkaniemi with the third overall pick, most Habs fans were shocked that the Habs had not succeeded in trading their first round pick for a later one on Friday night. The Canadiens had been an intriguing team leading up to the evening, with many wondering if general manager Marc Bergevin might pull off a trade in his search for a true centreman in a draft heavy on talented wingers and blue liners.
According to the Montreal Gazette, Bergevin said he selected Kotkaniemi because “he plays the right way. He’s good in close and he plays a 200-foot game and he’s defensively responsible. He has a good frame. He’s not big now, but he can add some muscle.”
Bergevin also said he didn’t know how long it would take Kotkaniemi to reach the NHL, but he said with the Finn and 2017 first-rounder Ryan Poehling “we’ll be strong up the middle for years to come.”
Montreal can also count on their four second-round draft picks (35, 38, 56, 62) and a total of six selections within the first three rounds to keep them busy on Saturday afternoon.