The Toronto Maple Leafs are “on the verge of signing “ Finnish star Petri Kontola to a 1-year contract, as soon as he is officially released from the KHL contract with Traktor Chelyabinsk.
He’s a 29-year-old playmaker who was a standout at both the IIHF world championships and the Sochi Olympics, where Finland won bronze.
Kontiola had 175 points in 258 regular-season games in the KHL.
But perhaps his greatest skill is the way he handles frustrating postgame interviews ... and his subsequent apologies.
If Kontiola’s name didn’t ring a bell, perhaps this clip will.
Ah yes, the infamous “I don’t know” interview from Worlds …
To his credit, or due to his nation’s arm-twisting, Kontiola apologized in spectacular fashion with the reporter.
HUGS FOR EVERYONE!