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Canadiens' P.K. Subban Pledges $10 Million to Montreal Children's Hospital

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistSeptember 16, 2015

Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban warms up before an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Mark Humphrey/Associated Press

Despite his accomplishments on the ice, Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban doesn't want to be remembered for being a great hockey player. He'd rather people focus on what he does off the ice.

His latest charitable contribution will certainly seal his legacy as one of the most generous athletes out there.

Last year, Subban signed an eight-year, $72 million deal with the Canadiens, and he is putting a huge chunk of that money to good use.

Per Kelly Greig of Global Montreal, Subban will donate $10 million to The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation:

Kelly Greig @KellyGreig

Marie-Josee Gariepy, Montreal Children Hospital Foundation, says @PKSubban1 will be donating $10 mil over 7 years http://t.co/5PI9gvXAkC

That massive donation has been dubbed "the biggest philanthropic commitment by a sports figure in Canadian history," according to CBC News.

The hospital showed its appreciation for the generous donation by naming part of the building after Subban, per Amanda Stein of TSN:

Amanda Stein @amandacstein

Ladies and gentlemen, the PK Subban Atrium at the Montreal Children's Hospital. #HabsOn690 http://t.co/tT8wXxhmRH

Amanda Stein @amandacstein

Subban will work with hospital for the next 7 yrs. Asked that part of the donation goes towards helping underprivileged children. #tsn690

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Some athletes will blow their earnings on mansions, cars and other luxury items. While Subban spends money on himself here and there, he made sure to put some aside to help others. The 26-year-old Subban doesn't consider himself a hockey player; he's just someone who plays hockey, meaning he'd rather be remembered for his off-the-ice contributions.

It's great to see professional athletes make such charitable contributions. While any amount would have been appreciated, Subban went above and beyond to really try to make a difference.

[CBC Montreal]

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