Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban is donating $10 million to the Montreal Children’s Hospital over the next seven years.
Subban, who signed an eight-year, $72 million contract extension with Montreal in 2014, had the hospital’s atrium named after him Tuesday morning following his commitment to donate.
Now the PK Subban Atrium, the area is a place for patients to unwind and and escape with their families and visitors.
Subban has reportedly asked that part of his donation go toward the treatment of underprivileged children.
Hospital officials called Subban’s donation “the biggest philanthropic commitment by a sports figure in Canadian history.”
Subban is an alternate captain of the Canadiens who won the James Norris Memorial Trophy in 2013 as the NHL’s top defenseman.
Subban shared his comments on the donation on Twitter and to reporters on Wednesday.
- Kayla Lombardo