Subban to receive meritorious service award from Canada's Governor General

Christopher Hanewinckel / USA Today Sports

Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban will receive a meritorious service decoration from the Governor General of Canada during a ceremony in Montreal on Wednesday.

The ceremony will take place at the P.K. Subban Atrium of the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

The award was established to recognize role models who “respond to a particular challenge faced by a community,” according to The Montreal Gazette.

In 2015, Subban pledged $10 million in support to the Montreal Children's Hospital, marking the biggest philanthropic commitment by a sports figure in Canadian history.