“I will not let you down”
Former Canadiens defenseman makes good on his promise to help the city’s children’s hospital
By Bigoa Machar
In one of the most shocking trades to happen this NHL offseason, defenseman and former Norris trophy winner P.K. Subban was traded from the Montreal Canadiens to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber. As one of the most polarizing figures in the league, Subban is known for his in-your-face play style and vibrant personality, which has drawn mixed reactions from players and fans alike.
Regardless of how you feel about him, one thing you have to love about Subban is his commitment off the ice to charitable causes. One of those causes is donating to the Montreal Children’s Hospital, where he has made a $10-million fundraising pledge. Despite playing for a different city now, Subban says he still intends to stay true to his word.
“My jersey might change, but what I support will always stay the same,” Subban said at a press conference earlier this week.
“Montreal, thank you for rallying around me, I couldn’t have done it without you.”
In the year that he has started the fundraising campaign, Subban has raised $1.4 million of his goal so far, which has benefited more than 9,000 families that have come through the hospital. Subban wants to reassure that this will still be a large priority for him, regardless of what team he is on.
“Kids, I will not let you down. If I win a Stanley Cup this year, there is no doubt it’s coming back here.”