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Super Bowl champion Duvernay-Tardif drops puck at Canadiens game

Chiefs lineman, Quebec native wore personalized jersey for pregame ceremony

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Duvernay-Tardif honored by Habs

ARI@MTL: Super Bowl winner Duvernay-Tardif drops puck

Chiefs player and Super Bowl champion Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is honored in Montreal before the game and discusses the moment at intermission

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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.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: pic.twitter.com/ucnU7qNtLe

He also fist-bumped every Canadiens player along the bench.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: De l'encouragement sp��cial avant le match.Some extra special inspiration before puck drop.#GoHabsGo pic.twitter.com/xS1gu4joCY

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.

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