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P.K. Subban designs Winter Classic skates for children’s charity

Canadiens star P.K. Subban is creating skates he’ll wear during the 2016 Winter Classic and auction off to help a children’s charity.

Defenseman P.K. Subban of the Canadiens has found yet another way to give back to the community.

The full-time philanthropist/part-time NHL superstar announced on Thursday that he’s designed a skate that he’ll wear at the upcoming Winter Classic and then auction off for charity.

“I believe that there’s going to be eight pairs that are made and I’m going to position these skates in the best way I can to raise as much money as I can for P.K’s Helping Hand,” said Subban, whose foundation helps families that have been financially devastated by the illness of a child.

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Subban, who professed a love of sketching that goes back to his childhood, created a look that’s ultra modern with a touch of retro flair. He drew his No. 76 on the side of the skates, along with a number 4 on the Reebok pump, a tribute to his hero, the late Canadiens great Jean Béliveau. The design also features his “Skateman” logo, a tribute to 1909, the year the Canadiens were founded, and the words “Change The Game” positioned on the inside of the tendon guard.

One way to win a pair has already been revealed. Subban is partnering with Bruins legend Ray Bourque on a Celebrities for Charity raffle whose winners will receive a trip for four to the Winter Classic in Foxborough, Mass., along with a chance to meet the two players and own a pair of Subban’s game-worn skates. For more information, visit the charity’s website here.