Prust, most popular guy in the house in his return to Montreal

Prust, most popular guy in the house in his return to Montreal

In his return to Montreal, for the first time since being traded on July 1st to Vancouver; Prust suited up, a little differently than he’s probably used to. Unable to play due to injury, the 31 year old forward, who played 3 seasons for the Canadiens, treated Montreal’s youth to a night they’ll never forget. Through the Brandon Prust Foundation, Prusty4Kids, Prust and his fiancé Maripier Morin, hosted more than 30 sick and underprivileged children in a super suite at the Bell Centre. While the children enjoyed food, beverages and hockey, Prust posed for selfies, and signed autographs. “I started the Brandon Prust Foundation through a program at the children’s hospital in my hometown,” explained Prust. “The children’s hospital has always been close to my heart, helping kids is important to me. They’re so great and inspiring and tough, so helping them is something I’ve always tried to do.” He continues to give back to the community that’s he’s no longer a part of. For the children, this is a night they will always remember. “This is the best night of my life,” shouted one boy, holding on tightly to his autographed photo of Prust. I wish you still played here,” said another young girl. Despite no longer being a part of the Canadiens, he still remains a fan favorite in Montreal. He even received a roaring ovation from fans during the 2nd period when he was shown on the scoreboard. “And that’s what it’s about,” said Prust. “Giving them a night where they can just be kids, have a good time and not worry about anything!”...
Prust returns to Montreal and treats youth to special night at the Bell Centre

Prust returns to Montreal and treats youth to special night at the Bell Centre

On Monday night, Prust will host about three dozen youth, from underprivileged backgrounds and self-esteem issues in a super suite for the game between the Canucks and Canadiens. With Prust out of the lineup on Monday night, due to injury, he’ll be able to hang out in the suite, sign autographs and pose for photos. “We figured the Canucks game in Montreal was a good opportunity to host a bunch of kids who are going through tough times, to get them out and show them a good night.” Prust said. The Brandon Prust Foundation is sure to make this an unforgettable experience filling the box with food, beverages and special gifts for all of his guests. Prust’s special night with Montreal’s youth has been in the works for quite sometime. In collaboration with the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation, Prust wanted to do something special with the city’s youth. Geneviève Paquette, executive director of the Montreal Canadiens’ Children’s Foundation, has been organizing Monday’s special night. For her, “that Brandon is doing this event shows his great character and selflessness. It shows me how community support is important to him, whether it’s in London or Montreal or Vancouver. It goes to show that what he does is for the right reasons.” “The look on life that these kids in the hospital have is pretty inspiring,” Prust said. “It’s special when we can do something to give back to them, give them a chance to do something that they might not have had the opportunity to do, or won’t ever have the opportunity to do.”...