P.K. Subban ends career after 13 seasons

Posted: 20/09/2022 in NHL
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Longtime defenseman P.K. Subban is ending his NHL tenure, he announced Tuesday.

The 33-year-old won the Norris Trophy in 2013 and played his final three campaigns with the New Jersey Devils after three seasons with the Nashville Predators and parts of seven with the Montreal Canadiens to begin his career.

In June, Subban claimed the King Clancy Trophy in recognition of his leadership and humanitarian contributions, particularly his commitment to social justice and COVID-19 relief. He was a finalist for the honor three other times.

“I never looked at myself or ever felt I was ‘just a hockey player,'” Subban wrote Tuesday. “I always looked at myself as a person who happened to play hockey. Having that perspective allowed me to enjoy every shift like it was my last, celebrate every goal with emotion, and play every game as if someone paid to watch me play who had never seen me play before.”

He’s been involved with several groups promoting diversity in hockey and co-chaired the NHL’s Player Inclusion Committee.

Subban collected 115 goals and 352 assists in 834 games over more than 12 campaigns. He suited up for two contests to begin his career in 2009-10.

The Toronto-born blue-liner was an All-Star in three straight seasons from 2015-16 to 2017-18.

The Canadiens traded him to the Predators for Shea Weber in a blockbuster deal on June 29, 2016, just 20 minutes after the Edmonton Oilers sent Taylor Hall to the Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson.

EA Sports made Subban the cover athlete for NHL 19 while he was with Nashville. He was named to the NHL’s All-Rookie team in 2010-11.

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