It wouldn’t be the start of a major sports league’s draft if the commissioner was not booed by the fans. That is exactly what happened to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on Friday night as he kicked off the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Here is the video evidence:
And for good measure:
Hey Philadelphia fans, why don’t you tell us how you really feel?
While getting booed can be difficult to handle, Bettman is used to it by now and he played it off like a champ.
Bettman, asked the fans, “Isn’t this supposed to be the city of brotherly love?”
In Philadelphia, getting booed is a right of passage, so Bettman should feel honored.
After Bettman was done getting booed by the fans, he announced defenseman Aaron Ekblad of the OHL’s Barrie Colts as the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. He was selected by the Florida Panthers. To follow the Ekblad selection, the Buffalo Sabres selected forward Sam Reinhart of the WHL’s Kootenay Ice.
Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com all night and throughout the weekend for the latest news and results from the 2014 NHL Draft.