Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs gift All-Star celebrity co-captain a huge surprise
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Leafs present huge gift to A-list celebrity, confirm his involvement in All-Star weekend

Published January 11, 2024 at 11:16
BY MIKE ARMENTI

The Toronto Maple Leafs are hosting this season's All-Star Game and not only is the NHL moving back to an All-Star draft to select the teams, but they've also teased some celebrity involvement. It has been previously reported that each team will have a celebrity co-captain. After much speculation, we finally know who Leafs sniper Auston Matthews will have on his side as co-captain for the event.

It has long been hypothesized that Justin Bieber would play a role in the event, given his previous involvement with the team and the number of Drew House collaborations the two sides have done in recent seasons. Well, on Thursday, a video from the team and a special video message from Auston Matthews confirm what we already suspected. Bieber is in.

The Leafs presented Bieber with a larger-than-life-sized Carlton the Bear, adorned in Leafs/Drew House gear, with Matthews telling Bieber that he can't wait to see him at the All-Star festivities. The video can be seen below:




As far as what the celebrity co-captains will be responsible for, that's really anyone's guess at this point. Obviously, they'll be a part of the draft, but what sort of involvement they might have in the Skills Competition or the actual All-Star Game remains unknown.

We also don't yet know who the celebrity co-captain for Connor McDavid will be either, so the NHL still has a few interesting details that they have not yet revealed. The next couple of weeks should be very interesting as more details begin to drop ahead of the highly-anticipated event at the beginning of next month.
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Leafs present huge gift to A-list celebrity, confirm his involvement in All-Star weekend

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