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P.K. Subban designs personalized Winter Classic skates for charity

Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban will be wearing personalized skates against the Boston Bruins for the Winter Classic on Jan. 1 in Foxborough, Mass. Money raised from a raffle will go to families financially devastated by a child's illness.

Money to go to families financially devastated by child's illness

Chances are good Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban will be wearing this toque Jan. 1 when Montreal faces the Boston Bruins in the Winter Classic in Foxborough, Mass. The star blue-liner will also don personalized skates. Subban and legendary Bruins defenceman Ray Bourque will raffle off tickets to raise money for P.K.'s Helping Hand, a fund dedicated to assisting vulnerable families financially d.evastated by a child’s illness (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

P.K. Subban will be ushering in 2016 in style, literally, and for a good cause.

The Montreal Canadiens' star defenceman will be wearing personalized skates against the Boston Bruins for the Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Gillete Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

Subban, who had an interest in sketching as a child, has teamed with former Bruins legendary defenceman Ray Bourque and will raffle off tickets for the skates to raise money for P.K.'s Helping Hand, a fund dedicated to assisting vulnerable families financially devastated by a child's illness.

Subban, who estimates eight pairs will be made at the CCM-Reebok factory in St. Jean, Que., has his No. 76 on the side of the skates while the pump above sports the No. 4 for late Canadiens great Jean Beliveau, who had a great impact on Subban's life and dedicated his life after hockey to helping children.

Last month, the 26-year-old blue-liner used a catwalk to model the Canadiens' Winter Classic jersey.


In September, Subban made a $10-million donation to the Montreal Children's Hospital. In recognition of the NHL player's commitment, the hospital officially renamed its atrium the Atrium P.K. Subban.

Subban is also a member of the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation board of directors.

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