MANDATORY CREDIT; NO LICENSING EXCEPT BY AP COOPERATIVE MEMBERS Nashville Predators P.K. Subban speaks with the media during an NHL hockey news conference, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at BridgeStone Area in Nashville, Tenn. Subban was supposed to play Tuesday night against against Montreal, the team that traded him to the Predators. Instead, the former Norris Trophy winner has been put him on injured reserve. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via AP)

OTTAWA—Defenceman P.K. Subban will receive an honour from Gov. Gen. David Johnson to acknowledge his charitable work.
The former Montreal Canadiens star will be given a Meritorious Service Decoration (civil division) while 12 others will receive the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers in a ceremony on Wednesday in the P.K. Subban Atrium at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
Subban was traded to Nashville last year and on Thursday will play his first game in Montreal since the deal.
On Sept. 15, 2015, Subban pledged to raise $10 million over seven years through a program called P.K.’s Helping Hand to aid families struggling financially due to a child’s illness. The hospital named its atrium for the Toronto native to mark what it called “the biggest philanthropic commitment by a sports figure in Canadian history.”
Subban vowed to honour the pledge after he was traded on June 29.
The award is intended to “recognize the extraordinary people who make …