TORONTO | There is no record on dress codes in the NHL. But it was probably a first. Alexander Romanov wore a sweater decorated with several giant pandas for his virtual meeting with Montreal journalists.
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When Romanov took his seat in a conference room at the Royal York in Toronto, he was coming out of his first training session with his new team, the Montreal Canadiens.
" Yes, it's true. Now it's true, I'm part of the squad, said the 20-year-old Russian defender with a broad smile. I'm happy, I'm a member of the Canadiens. "
For the next few days, Romanov will be allowed to train with CH, but he will not be allowed to play against the Penguins...