This is the first video I’ve seen where Semyon Varlamov has spoken in English, and boy is it adorable. In the advertisement above, Varly invites fans to come meet the team at the second annual Capitals Convention at the Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Oct. 2.
But there’s a bit more to this 15 second clip than Varly’s high-pitched english, manicured eyebrows and accompanying gold chain. It’s clear that Semyon is on a mission this year to change things up after missing most of last season with various groin and knee injuries. He returned back to DC more than a month and a half before training camp, changed his number to #1 (hint, hint Neuvy) & today started his own Russian language blog. Wuh oh. Somebody’s extra motivated.
In a recent interview with Sport-Express translated phenomenally by Japers Rink, Varly even talked about strengthening his body so that he can handle starting 65-70 games this year and shedding the image that he’s injury prone.
So sure, the video above is just a commercial. But we’re really happy to see that Varly is publicly giving English a try and finally starting to show off some of his awesome personality. Learning a second language is difficult and it’s cool to see that he’s making an effort to connect with us fans more.
Now, if only Sasha Minor had the same attitude..
A huge tip of the hat goes to Nate Ewell for setting up this video so it could be embeddable on our site.