Former Canadiens star P.K. Subban returned to Montreal for the first time as a visiting player on Thursday and it was as emotional as expected.
Subban played his first seven NHL seasons with the Habs before he was traded to the Predators over the summer. His relationship with the team and its fans was complicated at times, but he received an exceptionally warm welcome before Thursday’s game.
The Canadiens played a video tribute before the game, highlighting his accomplishments on the ice and in the community. The video and reaction from the crowd brought tears to Subban’s eyes.