Former NHL defenceman Pernell-Karl Sylvester Subban of Canada was awarded the Military Service Cross. A 13-year NHL veteran, he skated with the Canadiens, Preds, and Devils between 2009 and 2022. At the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Subban was picked by the Canadiens with the 43rd overall pick in the second round.
In 2013, he has named the NHL’s best defenseman, earning him the Norris Trophy, and he finished the year tied for the league lead in defensive scoring with Kris Letang. He inked a $72 million, eight-year deal with the Canadiens in the summer of 2014, keeping him in Montreal through the end of the 2021-22 season.
After 13 Years in The League with The Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, and New Jersey Devils, P.K. Subban Announced His Retirement on Tuesday.
The Defenceman Played in 834 Games During His Professional Career and Tallied 115 Goals and 467 Points. in An Instagram Post, He Announced: “The End of This Chapter” in His Career.
Subban Reflected on His Childhood Ambitions of Becoming a Professional Hockey Player and Winning the Stanley Cup, Writing, “like the Guys on The Don Cherry Rock ’em Sock ’em Recordings at The Conclusion of Every Volume, with The Black Eyes, Broken Bones, and Tears of Joy.” Dreams About It Continue to Haunt Me Even Now.
When I Think of Myself, I’ve Never Thought, “I’m Just a Hockey Player.” in My Mind, I Was Just a Regular Guy Who Also Happened to Be a Hockey Player. the Nhl Gave Me a Platform to Give Back to The Community Through the Charities I Support, and The Experience of Playing the Game Made Me Appreciate Every Shift Like It Was My Last
Celebrate Every Goal with Emotion, and Play Every Game Like Someone Paid to Watch Me Play Who Had Never Seen Me Play Before. I’d Like to Express My Gratitude to All the Talented Athletes I’ve Had the Privilege of Playing with Or Competing Against.
The Canadiens Selected Subban, Then Age 33, in The Second Round of The 2007 Draft (43rd Overall). His Six Years with The Canadiens, Beginning with His Debut in 2010, Were Marked by Consistent Excellence on The Back End of Montreal’s Defense. the Native Torontonian Rose Through the Ranks to Become the Nhl’s Premier Defender in That Time, Ultimately Capturing the Norris Trophy that Year.
He represented Canada Internationally and Brought Home a Gold Medal at The 2014 Olympics in Sochi. Towards the End of 2014, Subban Signed an Eight-Year, $72 Million Contract Deal with The Canadiens, Making Him the Highest-Paid Defenseman in The National Hockey League. Later that year, He Was Promoted to The Position of Alternate Captain.
He Was Traded to Nashville in Exchange for Defenseman Shea Weber only Two Years Later, in June 2016. for The Next Two Years, He Was a Mainstay in The Top Four for The Predators’ Offense, Netting Ten or More Times.
After Being Dealt to New Jersey in June 2019, Subban Had His Worst Statistical Season as A Pro in 2019-20. He remained a Member of The Devils Organization until The End of His Eight-Year Contract and Then Became a Free Agent in July of Last Year.
Subban Finished His Retirement Statement by Saying, “I look forward to The Path Ahead, and The Many Great Opportunities to Come.” when The Moment Is Right, I Can’t-Wait to Tell You What They Are!
Subban Was One of The Canadian Junior Ice Hockey Team’s Picks for The 2008 World Championships in The Czech Republic. as Canada’s Seventh Defenseman, He Got Minimal Action, but He Was Instrumental in The Team’s Victory Over Sweden in Overtime of The Tournament’s Gold Medal Game. at The 2009 World Junior Championships, Held in Ottawa, Subban Once Again Suited up For Canada, This Time Playing a More Essential Role.
He Contributed Three Goals, Nine Points, and A Plus-12 Goal Differential to Canada’s Fifth Straight Gold Medal, Which They Won by Defeating Sweden in The Final. Along with Cody Hodgson and Tournament Mvp John Tavares, Subban Was Selected to The All-Tournament Team.
Subban Was Invited to The 2012 IIHF World Championship but Suffered an Injury Before the Tournament Began. Subban Joined the Canadian Squad Late in The 2013 Competition, During the Elimination Phase. His Team Went on To Lose that Game. to Help Defend Canada’s 2010 Gold Medal at The Winter Olympics, Subban Was Named to the team on January 7 and will compete in Sochi.