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Justin Bieber receives amateur tryout contract from minor league hockey team

Justin Bieber Teen pop sensation, Justin Bieber, received an amateur tryout contract to play with the Bakersfield Condors, a minor league hockey team in California. (Jason Merritt, Getty Images)

If Justin Bieber's entertainment career ever falls through, he could have a future in hockey. The teen heartthrob received an amateur tryout offer from the Bakersfield Condors, a minor league ECHL team.

Matt O'Dette, the Condors' head coach and director of hockey operations said in the press release:

“Very rarely do you see this combination of skill and toughness,” said O’Dette. “We share a common Canadian heritage since we both hail from Ontario. I’ve scouted some video of him online skating with my hometown team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and I think he could provide some elusive speed up front for us. Plus, he’s a right-handed shot which we’ve been looking to add. I think if we paired him on a line with (Robby) Dee and (Peter) Boyd we’d be tough to beat.”

The press release also said Bieber has "soft hands, a good skating stride, and a devastating wrist shot capable of beating NHL caliber goaltenders." He has skated with the Toronto Maple Leafs but never appeared in a professional game.

Bieber, who turned 18 in March, was named Artist of the Year at the 2010 American Music Awards and the third most powerful celebrity in the world according to Forbes. He has over 28 million followers on Twitter (@justinbieber).

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