Subban will donate $10 million to The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation over the next seven years, the facility announced Wednesday. The hospital renamed its atrium after the player in gratitude.
The hospital is calling Subban’s pledge “the biggest philanthropic commitment by a sports figure in Canadian history,” according to CBC. That doesn’t sound like the work of the man Sports Illustrated tabbed as the NHL’s most hated player in 2013, but Subban has long been a polarizing figure.
Subban, 26, signed an eight-year, $72 million contract with the Canadiens last year and is a candidate to be named captain of hockey’s most storied franchise.