Nazem Kadri wants to help the community of his hometown of London, Ontario, and he does it in a big way.
The Calgary Flames forward announced Thursday that he is donating $1 million to the London Health Sciences Centre.
The donation will go to the Ambulatory Surgery Center which will be renamed the Surgical Center Nazem Kadri in his honour.
« Growing up in London, Ontario, my community was very important to me and my family, » Kadri said in a video posted by the LHSF Canada account. As I got older, I felt the need to give back to the community that saw me grow. I am honored to help my community by creating the Nazem Kadri Surgical Center. »
The newly renamed surgical center offers services for low risk and less complex surgeries.
This isn’t the first time Kadri has shown his love for his hometown this summer. He celebrated his day with the Stanley Cup in Ontario, bringing the trophy to the mosque in London in August.
Kadri agreed to a seven-year, $49 million contract with the Flames this summer after winning the Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in June.