Rugged Canadiens forward Brandon Prust and his girlfriend, Quebec television personality Maripier Morin, celebrated their third anniversary on Thursday.
“It’s been 3 years today that I have the joy to call you my boyfriend. Thanks for making me the happiest girl on earth,” Morin tweeted, linking an Instagram photo of the floral arrangement Prust had sent her.
At the same time, Prust was teeing it up in the alumni golf tournament of the London Knights, for whom he had played four seasons of major-junior hockey.
“That,” Prust told The Gazette’s Dave Stubbs on Friday with a laugh of his having been golfing with the boys on his anniversary, “is why I sent the flowers.”
But Prust’s summer of love and golf has also included lots of hard work while rehabbing tender ribs and a battered left shoulder from last season.
The good news for the Canadiens is that Prust (shown in photo above with Morin, centre, and Anne-Marie Withenshaw) says he’s in great shape five weeks from the start of training camp.
The ribs are “all better,” he said, “healed up after I took about five weeks before I started testing them out.”
(Gazette file photo/Peter McCabe)