NHL notes: P.K. Subban pledges millions to children’s hospital in Montreal
MONTREAL— P.K. Subban says hockey fans will discover he is not the person many critics make him out to be and that his pledge of at least $10 million for a children’s hospital should demonstrate his altruism.
“When I hear things about me being a selfish person or being self-centred or cocky or arrogant, these things don’t bother me,” the Montreal Canadiens defenceman told reporters Wednesday after handing over a giant-sized cheque to the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
The hospital is calling the $10- million donation the largest philanthropic commitment ever made by a professional athlete in Canada.
Get ready to see plenty of three-onthree hockey during the NHL preseason. Before the league goes to five minutes of three-on-three overtime when it counts, 45 exhibition games will feature the experiment so that every team gets a chance to play it at least three times regardless of the score. The Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators will get things underway Sunday night in the second game of their split-squad double- header.
Patrick Kane is listed on a Chicago Blackhawks pre-season roster released Wednesday, and the Blackhawks say that everyone on the roster is expected to be at training camp this weekend. Kane’s status has been the subject of much debate in recent weeks because he has been accused of sexual assault by a Buffalo area woman at his off-season residence on Aug. 2. He is being investigated, but he has not been arrested or charged.