What started with an unfortunate accident has ended on a high note.
Montreal Canadiens star P.K. Subban found himself in a rough spot a few weeks ago. According to John Meagher of the Montreal Gazette, an infant named Beatrice Dompierre was struck by a puck tossed into the stands by the Canadiens defenseman at an open practice. The puck reportedly bounced off a different fan before hitting Dompierre on the head.
According to Sean Farrell of NHL.com, Dompierre spent that night at the hospital.
Obviously, Subban felt bad about the incident. The gesture was done to try to make fans smile, but it wound up with an unlucky ending.
Subban has always been one to give back and do what he can to help the community. When the opportunity arose, he was more than happy to meet the two-month-old baby and see for himself that she was all right.
The Canadiens hosted the family for the team's 4-3 win over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night, and after the game Subban spent some time hanging out with them. The baby's mother, Valerie Meloche, walked away very impressed with the 26-year-old hockey player.
Here's what she had to say about Subban after spending some time with him, per Farrell:
I was so surprised with him. He was so easy to talk to and it really showed that he cares. He was playing with our children and having fun. ...
I told him I was sorry that he got caught up in all this and all the negative attention that came about because of what happened. But he said, "No, no, that's no problem. The most important thing is that your baby is all right."
It was an unfortunate situation, but Subban handled it with total class and appears to have left a great impression on the family.