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Jonathan Drouin makes donation to CHUM

He has donated $500,000 with a pledge for $5 million more

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Jonathan Drouin is making a name for himself before he ever plays a game for the Montreal Canadiens.

Drouin announced on Tuesday afternoon a donation of $500,000 over 10 years ($50,000 per year) to the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal today. Drouin will be named an ambassador to the CHUM and has also pledged an additional $5 million through charitable events (such as golf tournaments) over the next 10 years.

The press conference was held at the hospital and was attended by Donald Beauchamp, the vice president of communications, representatives of the Montreal Canadiens Children's foundation and captain Max Pacioretty was also in attendance.

Former Canadiens general manager and player Serge Savard was also at the press conference.

Drouin also announced that he will indeed be playing at the Bell Centre tomorrow night and that he was approached by the foundation to become an ambassador.