Summer In The City 2016

August 1, 2016 10:42 am
Updated: August 2, 2016 5:41 pm

Star defenceman P.K. Subban back in Montreal to host Just For Laughs gala

WATCH ABOVE: Montrealers welcome back hockey favourite and former Montreal Canadiens star defenceman P.K. Subban, who is in town to host the P.K. Subban’s All-Star Comedy Gala at Just For Laughs. Global's Billy Shields reports.

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Hockey favourite and former Montreal Canadiens star defenceman P.K. Subban is back in Montreal to host the P.K. Subban’s All-Star Comedy Gala.

Proceeds raised by the P.K. Subban Foundation for the gala will be donated to the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The comedy show is the latest fundraiser the all-star has held to help sick children in Montreal.

WATCH: Former Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban talks about raising money for the Montreal Children’s Hospital and his infamous trade to the Nashville Predators at his Just For Laughs gala. Global Montreal’s Senior Anchor Jamie Orchard has the story.

Last year, Subban and his foundation pledged at least $10 million to the Children’s Hospital, billed as the largest philanthropic commitment ever made by a professional athlete in Canada.

“This is about what’s important in life,” said Subban when he made the commitment.

“Every time you walk into this hospital, you’ll know what I stand for.”

In typical Subban fashion, the star posted a message on Instagram Sunday.

“Bonsoir Montreal!” he said in the video. “I’m in the mix. The eagle has landed.”

WATCH BELOW: The full interview with P.K. Subban ahead of his Just For Laughs gala.

Montrealers are welcoming the star back with open arms, after he was traded to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber at the end of June.

It was a move that devastated hockey fans in Montreal.

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