3. PK Sends a Message to a Young Hockey Player
This was great off the ice moment that encapsulates P.K. Subban as a person in my mind.
A 13-year-old Detroit-area hockey player named Ty Cornett had been receiving racist taunts for a few months, and in January 2019, Subban reached out.
“I can tell you this right now — as long as you’re still breathing in this world — you got to believe in yourself and let nobody tell you what you can and can’t do, especially if it’s because of the color of your skin,” said Subban in the video.
PK added later, “I just want to tell you that when you’re playing hockey, you play because you love the game and you want to play. Let nobody take that away from you.”
Going out of his way to send his thoughts and kind words to a fan is something that Subban always has time for. Between this video and his $10 million donations to the Montreal Children’s Hospital, it’s clear that Subban cares about the next generation.
He’s one of the most genuine and caring players in the league, in my mind, and that is something that I think everyone can appreciate about him.