Brampton park renamed after Calgary Flames forward Sean Monahan
June 30, 2022
A park in Brampton has officially been named after a homegrown hockey star.
The City of Brampton commemorated the renaming of Glenforest Park North and South to Sean Monahan Park, in honour of the Calgary Flames veteran on Tuesday, June 28.
Monahan, a 27-year-old forward who has been with the Flames for nine seasons, attended the ceremony at the park, which he said is close to his family's home.
“I am deeply honoured and extremely humbled to have this park in my name," Monahan said in a news release from the city. "This is the neighbourhood where my love for hockey and lacrosse first began, playing for the Brampton Battalion and Brampton Excelsiors. I am truly grateful.”
Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, who was also in attendance Tuesday, said on Twitter that Monahan is a "class act" who has "never forgotten his roots in Brampton."
In 2019, Monahan participated in the Hockey Night in Brampton, in support of William Osler Health Foundation.
Drafted sixth overall by Calgary in the 2013 NHL Draft, Monahan has recorded 462 points, including 212 goals, in 656 career NHL games.He is entering the final season of a seven-year contract he signed with the Flames in 2016.