P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens
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Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban is one of the most hated players in the NHL, and he is also one of the most generous.

According to CBC News, Subban will donate $10 million to the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation over the next seven years. The donation will be used to fund P.K.'s Hands, which will help families that are struggling financially to provide medical care for their children. 

Last year Subban, 26, signed an eight-year, $72 million contract with the Canadiens.

Subban, who is one of the few black players in the NHL, is also a "candidate to be named captain of hockey's most storied franchise," the Sporting News reports.

In 2013 Sports Illustrated named Subban the most hated player, but now the hospital atrium bears his name as a show of gratitude for his donation.


"As I was walking out of the back room, I noticed the P.K. Subban lettering up there and I got goosebumps," Subban said, CBC News reports.

"It's not too many times I get goosebumps in what I do, playing hockey for a very long time in front of a lot of people. That's probably the only time I got goosebumps in a long time," he said.

The hospital called the donation "the biggest philanthropic commitment by a sports figure in Canadian history," according to CBC News.


Greg Rokos, chair of the board of directors of the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation, said the donation was like "Christmas in September," CBC News reports.

Read more at CBC News and the Sporting News.