“This is about what’s important in life,” said Subban.
“Every time you walk into this hospital, you’ll know what I stand for.”
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The donation, as part of the P.K. Subban foundation, is the largest philanthropic commitment ever made by a professional athlete in Canada.
In return, the hospital honoured the hockey star with a 486 square metre, three storey public space, named the P.K. Subban Atrium, located at the heart of its new facilities.
“P.K. is a person of character, who strives for success, always working at new ways to stay on top of his game and he understands the value of teamwork,” said Martine Alfonso, Associate Executive Director of the hospital.
“He’s an outstanding role model for our patients.”
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Subban’s family and Élise Béliveau, widow of Canadiens legend Jean Béliveau, were on hand for the announcement.