Montreal Canadiens’ P.K. Subban donates $10M to local hospital

An NHL defenseman, who signed an eight-year contract extension worth $72 million, distributed a fraction from that inking and used it towards the Montreal General Children’s Hospital.

Although known for his inappropriate penalty that left Mark Stone with a broken wrist a couple years back, Habs hockey player P.K. Subban donated $10 million to be used over the course of seven years in what the hospital described as “the biggest philanthropic commitment by a sports figure in Canadian history.”

To honor the do-gooder, the hospital enshrined Subban’s name into an atrium, which will also feature a fund called P.K.’s Helping Hands to financially assist families that struggle with a child’s illness.

Your first look at the #PK #Subban Atrium at the Children's Hospital @PKSubban1 pic.twitter.com/vDedSs22KA

— Kelly Greig (@KellyGreig) September 16, 2015

#Habs PK Subban is making the largest philanthropic contribution by a pro athlete in Canadian history. pic.twitter.com/FGKHEEeckM

— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) September 16, 2015

During a press conference, P.K. Subban issued a statement, tying his donation in with his affinity for the city:

“Montreal has become my second home. My love for Montreal is why I wanted to make a significant contribution to this city and this province.”

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