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P.K. Subban Foundation raises $1.4M in first year of Montreal Children’s Hospital pledge

WATCH ABOVE: Nashville Predators defenceman P.K. Subban is back in Montreal to announce his Helping Hands fund has raised $1.4 million and touched the lives of more than 9,000 families. Global's Felicia Parrillo reports.

Nashville Predators defenceman P.K. Subban was back in Montreal Wednesday, nearly one year after making a $10-million pledge to the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

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The superstar announced the fund, called P.K.’s Helping Hand, had raised $1.4 million and touched the lives of more than 9,000 families facing financial hardship because of their child’s illness.

Of the $1.4 million raised, 20 per cent – around $280,000 – came from Subban and his sponsors.

Subban also spoke about about his disappointment at not making Canada’s World Cup hockey team but says it’s out of his control.

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The former Montreal Canadiens defenceman said he loves representing his country and that he’s had tremendous success when he’s been given that opportunity.

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Subban insists his focus this season won’t be proving to the Canadiens they were wrong to trade him because that would just be a waste of energy.

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The Predators acquired Subban on June 29 in exchange for fellow defenceman Shea Weber.

rachel.lau@globalnews.ca

— with files from The Canadian Press.