Canadiens defenceman opened two Montreal restaurant tabs for hospital workers

Mar 30 2020, 7:33 am

The Montreal Canadiens are skating in limbo with the rest of the sports world but that didn’t stop defenceman Jeff Petry from earning some serious off-ice MVP consideration.

Petry and his wife, Julie, set up two $2,500 restaurant tabs at a couple of Montreal spots exclusively for hospital employees.

All health care workers had to do, according to Petry’s Instagram post, was present their hospital ID/badge upon pick up, which was limited to one per employee.

“A small way we can show our support is by offering a meal from a couple of our favourite local restaurants,” reads the post, referring to Mandy’s Salads in Westmount and Notre Boeuf de Grace in NDG.

“Julie and I are constantly thinking of all those on the front lines helping take care of others during this unthinkable time all over the world, but especially back in Montreal. They have taken such good care of us and our kids over the years we can’t help but have those doctors, nurses, and staff members on our hearts during this unfathomable time.”

The Petrys highlighted hospital worker’s “around the clock hours” and unparalleled work ethic during the pandemic and said they hope the meals would “give you a smile during this stressful time.”

Mandy’s shared a picture of a couple of nurses at the Jewish General Hospital in front of two dozen salads.


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Petry took to Instagram on Sunday night to apologize to any hospital worker who didn’t get to take advantage of the donation but said, “stay tuned in the next few weeks as we hope to do it again with another local restaurant.”

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