Nazem Kadri is donating $1 million to the surgical center named after the NHL star in his hometown of London, Ont.


Hockey star Nazem Kadri has donated $1 million to a surgical center named after him in his hometown of London, Ont., where he recently celebrated his Stanley Cup win with members of the community Muslim in the city.

The donation, announced at a ceremony on Thursday, goes to the London Health Sciences Centre’s Ambulatory Surgical Centre, which has been renamed the Nazem Kadri Surgical Center in his honour.

The 31-year-old center was a member of the Colorado Avalanche when they won the NHL title in June with a victory over the Tamp Bay Lightning.

Kadri, now a Calgary Flame after signing a seven-year, $49 million contract as a free agent, brought the Stanley Cup back to London for a parade and a trip to his mosque two weeks ago.

Kadri has a history of involvement with the surgical center, which also received a donation from the Nazem Kadri Foundation before the facility opened in 2020.

View of the interior of the pre-operative and post-anesthesia care unit of the Nazem Kadri Surgical Center. (London Health Sciences Foundation)

London Health Sciences Foundation (LHSF) officials say the unique center is a leader in surgical innovation.

The facility is opposite Victoria Hospital and is equipped to provide services, such as low-risk surgeries, to patients who may not require admission to a full hospital.

Since its opening, the center has provided care to more than 3,800 patients. The new funding will contribute to possible future expansions.

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