WATCH: Carey Price surprises P.K. Subban as Canadiens honor legend with standing ovation, NHL Twitter reacts


<strong>WATCH: Carey Price surprises P.K. Subban as Canadiens honor legend with standing ovation, NHL Twitter reacts</strong>

P.K. Subban and Carey Price [Image Credit: Habsfanatics]

Thursday night at Bell Center couldn’t have gotten any better than P.K. Subban getting a surprise visit from his former teammate and close friend Carey Price. While the Canadien legend was adorned with love with the fan base, Price took the stage grinning and hugging his old pal.

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Their “triple low five” erupted the fans in excitement as they celebrated Subban’s time with the team. Prior to the team, 4-3 win against Nashville Predators, Subban was greeted with a warm standing ovation. He played 7 seasons with the Canadiens from 2010-16 sharing many precious moments with teammates, and fans.

He said, “I’m just happy to be back and to see a lot of familiar faces”. “But in this way, it makes it extra special for sure.” Since getting selected by the team during the 2007 NHL Draft, Subban recorded 278 points with 63 goals and 215 assists, in 434 games. During the playoff, he scored 38 points in 55 games with 11 goals and 27 assists. 

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Carey Price and P.K. Subban perform their signature move

P.K. Subban and Carey Price [Image Credit: Sportsnet]
P.K. Subban and Carey Price [Image Credit: Sportsnet]

P.K. Subban said, “When you wear the CH, you play with the same passion that the fans bring every night”. “All I wanted to do every time I put that jersey on was play with that passion.” “My connection with the fan base has seemed to somewhat grow, even though I’m not here [playing anymore]”. 

“Every time I come back, it’s always overwhelming. People always ask me how I prepare, and I don’t think there’s a way you can prepare for it. It’s always an emotional time.”

He further continued by saying that the respect he received from the Habs fans has been overwhelming. He respectfully noted that sometimes one doesn’t know how to tackle so much respect that comes with responsibility, but he is happy to have been part of this family.

As the crowds continued their chants for the Subban, he replied back with a smile on his face, “Merci pour la belle vie, Montreal. Je t’aime Montreal (Thanks for the beautiful life, Montreal. I love you, Montreal).”

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