The Montreal Canadiens welcomed home a conquering hero.
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs dropped the puck before the Canadiens game against the Arizona Coyotes at Bell Centre on Monday.
The Chiefs guard, a veteran of six NFL seasons, wore a customized Canadiens jersey with his name and uniform number, 76, on the back.
He dropped the puck between Coyotes captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Canadiens alternate captain Brendan Gallagher and walked off to a raucous ovation.
He also fist-bumped every Canadiens player along the bench.
During second intermission, Duvernay-Tardif joined the TSN broadcast for an interview and said he could feel the energy of his hometown in Miami in the lead up to Super Bowl LIV.
Duvernay-Tardif grew up in Mont Sainte-Hilaire, just outside of Montreal, and attended McGill University in the city. He is the first medical graduate to win a Super Bowl.