Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- P.K. Subban
Pernell Karl Subban, better known as P.K. was born on May 13, 1989 in Toronto, Ontario. He was selected 43rd overall by the Montreal Canadiens at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

A standout defenseman for the Bellville Bulls of the Ontario Hockey League, he helped the club reach the OHL final in 2008 and was twice a gold medal-winner with Canada at the World Junior Championships.

Subban spent the majority of the 2009-10 season with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL, playing a key role on the Bulldogs blueline. For his efforts he was named to the AHL All-Star team.

On April 26, 2010, Subban was recalled from Hamilton to join the Canadiens prior to the NHL playoffs. He and the Canadiens were the surprise of the post-season, knocking off the first-place Washington Capitals and defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins before finally being beat in the Eastern Conference Final by the Philadelphia Flyers. P.K.'s poise with puck impressed so much he appeared in 14 playoff games for the Canadiens even recording a three assist game against the Flyers.

2010-11 would be Subban's first full NHL campaign and the young rearguard did not disappoint. In 77 games for the Canadiens Subban scored 14 goals and added 24 assists serving notice that he was emerging as one of the NHL's most dynamic offensive defencemen.

Though his goal total dipped in 2011-12, Subban became a more reliable player in his own end. He improved his +/- rating by 17 points in just one season and earned more trust from his coaches in late-game defensive situations.

During the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season Subban would tie Kris Letang of Pittsburgh as the NHL's leading scoring defender. In addition, Subban's 11 goals were bettered only by the Capitals' Mike Green. For his efforts, Subban was named the Norris Trophy winner, as the league's top defenceman.

In 2014 Subban was named to Canada's national team taking part in the Olympic Winter Games held in Sochi, Russia. Though he appeared in only one game, Subban was part of defence corps that stifled opponents and led Canada to the gold medal. The Canadians would go undefeated in the tournament in large part due to their defensive play.

On June 29, 2016, Subban's time in Montreal would come to an end. He was traded to the Nashville Predators in a blockbuster deal in exchange for Shea Weber.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2004-05 Markham Islanders GTHL 67 15 28 43 179
2005-06 Belleville Bulls OHL 52 5 7 12 70 -2 3 0 0 0 2
2006-07 Belleville Bulls OHL 68 15 41 56 89 +13 15 5 8 13 26
2007-08 Belleville Bulls OHL 58 8 38 46 100 +19 21 8 15 23 28
2007-08 Canada WJC-A 7 0 0 0 2 0
2007-08 Belleville Bulls M-Cup 4 1 3 4 6
2008-09 Belleville Bulls OHL 56 14 62 76 94 +47 17 3 12 15 22
2008-09 Canada WJC-A 6 3 6 9 6 +12
2009-10 Montreal Canadiens NHL 2 0 2 2 2 +1 14 1 7 8 6
2009-10 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 77 18 35 53 82 +46 7 3 7 10 6
2010-11 Montreal Canadiens NHL 77 14 24 38 124 -8 7 2 2 4 2
2011-12 Montreal Canadiens NHL 81 7 29 36 119 +9
2012-13 Montreal Canadiens NHL 42 11 27 38 57 +12 5 2 2 4 31
2012-13 Canada WC-A 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013-14 Montreal Canadiens NHL 82 10 43 53 81 -4 17 5 9 14 24
2013-14 Canada Olympics 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014-15 Montreal Canadiens NHL 82 15 45 60 74 +21 12 1 7 8 31
2015-16 Montreal Canadiens NHL 68 6 45 51 75 +4
2016-17 Nashville Predators NHL 66 10 30 40 44 -8 22 2 10 12 29
NHL Totals 500 73 245 318 576 77 13 37 50 123


OHL First All-Star Team (2009) AHL All-Rookie Team (2010) AHL First All-Star Team (2010) NHL All-Rookie Team (2011) NHL First All-Star Team (2013, 2015) James Norris Memorial Trophy (2013) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2016, 2017) Traded to Nashville by Montreal for Shea Weber, June 29, 2016.
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