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P.K. Subban | Defenseman | #76

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (43) / MON
Contract: view contract details

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The Nashville Predators don't see P.K. Subban's personality as a problem.
There's been speculation about whether or not Subban will mesh well with the Predators, but it sounds like Predators GM David Poile doesn't see that as a problem. "I told him the same thing — I traded for P.K. Subban, the player and the person," Poile said. "I could say there’s going to be things that we’re going to find out about him as a player that he can do or can’t do or other things that will come up over time, but I don’t want him to change. We want different players. I guess sometimes whether it be a team or a business or whatever walk of life you’re in, you want everybody to sort of march to the same beat. We don’t want that." In Subban, the Predators have acquired one of the best defensemen in the NHL and someone who could potentially help energize the team when needed. Jul 24 - 9:34 AM

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P.K. Subban anticipates things being different with the small market Nashville Predators compared to his time with the Montreal Canadiens.

"I think there's just less distractions," Subban said. "I think in Montreal, things can become distractions for a team, and for us, I think that here, there's going to be less distractions for sure." Getting out from under the media scrutiny that comes from playing with the Montreal Canadiens might make things easier on him. That being said, he still excelled with the Canadiens and we believe Subban could play effectively in any market.
Jul 23 - 4:32 AM

Analytics consultant Matt Pfeffer has been informed by the Montreal Canadiens that his contract won't be renewed.

Pfeffer's departure is noteworthy because it comes shortly after he argued to keep P.K. Subban on the team over Shea Weber. Montreal ultimately didn't agree with his recommendation and instead dealt Subban to Nashville in exchange for Weber. "Prior to the trade, I submitted a report comparing both players. I made a passionate case in favour of P.K. Subban," Pfeffer explained. "There was never a meeting with management. Ultimately, this is the nature of this kind of work. Management makes their decision based on a variety of criteria. Their evaluation may have been different in this case, but there was consensus on other decisions through my time with the team."
Jul 15 - 5:49 PM

P.K. Subban never envisioned himself playing for any other team than the Montreal Canadiens.

Subban will of course be doing just that though after Montreal traded him to Nashville in exchange for Shea Weber. "I was talking to my Dad and many, many Christmases ago I went down the stairs, Christmas tree in the living room," Subban said, "and there’s a gift with my name on it. And I unwrap the present and it’s a Montreal Canadiens jersey with my name on it. Not only was it a gift for me that I loved, but I actually got to wear it and wear it with pride and wear it to work every day. But the reality is that today is Boxing Day, Christmas is over, so you just got to kind of move one, right?" Subban added that his ultimate goal was to win the Stanley Cup in Montreal, which now won't happen. That being said, as part of the Predators' impressive defensive core, he'll have an opportunity to compete for the Stanley Cup with them instead.
Jul 14 - 9:29 AM

P.K. Subban is looking forward to arriving in Nashville.

Subban was traded to the Predators on June 29 while he was on vacation in Europe, but he's looking forward to landing in Nashville. "I can tell you this right now — I'd like to get down there as quickly as possible because I've always enjoyed my time in Nashville," he said. "Over (the) All-Star break, I had an opportunity to get to know some of the players on the team. I don't know if that's a coincidence, but I got along with the guys great."
Jul 3 - 10:31 AM

For P.K. Subban and Shea Weber there are two key dates on the NHL calendar this upcoming season.

The Canadiens visit the Predators on Tuesday January the 3rd and the Habs host the Preds at the Bell Centre on Thursday March 3rd. Although we are expecting a warm reception for Weber at home, Habs' Nation will be beyond enthusiastic for the return of Subban to Montreal. Circle these dates in your calendar. They are sure to be enjoyable games.
Jul 2 - 12:43 PM

P.K. Subban has been shipped to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber.

The Subban trade rumors have been swirling since Montreal's season ended because his no-movement clause kicks in on July 1. The Canadiens said they weren't shopping Subban, but getting Weber back in the deal changed their minds about standing pat. Subban had six goals and 51 points in 68 matches for Montreal last season.
Jun 29 - 4:13 PM

Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin insists he's not shopping P.K. Subban.

"I never shopped P.K. Subban," Bergevin said. "I never had, I’m not now. But I can’t help teams from calling me." That's an important distinction to make because the reports surrounding Subban aren't that the Habs are shopping him, it's that there's been an increased push from other teams to acquire him. Subban's no-movement clause kicks in on July 1, so if another team had aspirations to pry the start defenseman away from Montreal, now is the time to do it.
Jun 24 - 11:05 AM

P.K. Subban isn't worried about the trade rumors focused on him.

There's reportedly been increased chatter surrounding Subban as we near July 1 when his no-movement clause would kick in. The Canadiens aren't actively shopping him, but by the sounds of things there will be attempts to pry him away."I’m never concerned," Subban said. "I’ve got a lot of things I’m doing in the off-season. My job is to prepare for the season. That’s all I can control. I never get nervous, I never get concerned about rumors or what people say. If I did that I’d be wasting a lot of energy. At the end of the day, I love playing for Montreal. I love the city. Not much else for me to do other than train and enjoy my summer. I can’t wait to go to Europe."
Jun 23 - 8:51 AM

There has reportedly been an influx of teams inquiring about P.K. Subban.

That's not to say that the Canadiens are shopping around Subban, just that there's plenty of interest in him. The fact that other teams would be interested in adding an elite defenseman isn't news, but the reason why this is coming up now is because Subban's no-movement clause kicks in on July 1. So if the Canadiens were to be tempted by an offer, now is the time for other franchises to make it.
Jun 22 - 3:16 PM

It doesn't sound like Montreal is going to trade P.K. Subban.

TSN's Darren Dreger said this on Montreal's TSN 690 on Thursday morning: "What I know is this. Very recently, I reached out to a couple of general managers who I know have had some contact with Bergevin over time. One in particular, a Western Conference general manager, flat-out said he asked Bergevin about the availability of P.K. Subban. Now, this is probably in the last two, three weeks, maybe a bit longer than that. And he was flat-out told that he wasn't going to be available. But a lot can change. If the right offer surfaces, Bergevin doing his job has to listen. If that opportunity surfaces between now and July 1, then obviously the Montreal Canadiens consider something." His no-trade clause kicks in on July 1, so the window to make a move is shrinking.
Jun 10 - 3:48 PM

P.K. Subban took his snub from Team Canada in stride.

"I mean, everybody wants to make the team, right? And there’s a bunch of guys that I’m sure wanted to be on the team. But that’s the way it goes," Subban said. "Listen, at the end of the day, we could take four or five teams to this thing. When I was speaking to [Team Canada GM] Doug Armstrong, my number one thing was I just want to see Canada win gold. So, I’ll be there cheering just like everybody else." Subban was the Norris Trophy in 2013 and was a finalist for the award in 2015. He also was part of the gold-medal winning Team Canada in the 2014 Olympics, but he only appeared in one game.
May 28 - 9:29 PM

P.K. Subban won't be playing for Team Canada at the World Cup of Hockey.

Subban didn't make the roster even though Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin is part of Team Canada's management team. Subban was on the 2014 Olympic team, but he served as nothing more than a spare part on Canada's Gold Medal-winning team. The 26-year-old had six goals, 51 points and 75 penalty minutes in 68 games this season.
May 27 - 9:31 PM

The Canadiens trading away P.K. Subban remains a "massive long shot," according to TSN’s Darren Dreger.

It seems crazy to even entertain such talk as Subban is a player to build around, and not trade away. Subban’s no-trade clause sets in July 1. "I still think that it is a massive long shot at best because if you’re moving out a piece like that, how are you replacing that piece. It’s going to hurt you," Dreger said on TSN 690 on Thursday. Following president Geoff Molson’s comments in which he said he’d be "surprised" if Subban were dealt, TSN’s Bob McKenzie told TSN 690 on Friday, "Well, I think they’re keeping all of their doors open. I don’t think they – again, we’re all like forensic wordsmiths here. Every time we ask a question, we’re looking for how the answer is delivered and what phraseology is used." We'd seriously doubt Subban is wearing a new uniform next season, or any time soon.
May 14 - 11:07 PM

PK Subban has been named a finalist for the 2016 NHL Foundation Player Award.

The award, which comes with a prize of $25K, is presented to "an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey; commitment, perseverance and teamwork, to enrich the lives of people in his community." Subban pledged to donate $7M over the next 10 years to the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation. Through his efforts over the season, he's raised over $800K in additional pledges through the PK Subban Foundation. Click the link below for the winter wonderland he created for the kids at the MCH over Christmas, plus one very special gift for a family in need.
May 3 - 8:19 PM

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C1Ryan Johansen
2Mike Ribeiro
3Mike Fisher
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Colton Sissons
LW1Colin Wilson
2Gabriel Bourque
3Kevin Fiala
4Miikka Salomaki
5Austin Watson
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Viktor Arvidsson
D1P.K. Subban
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Matt Carle
6Yannick Weber
7Anthony Bitetto
8Petter Granberg
G1Pekka Rinne
2Marek Mazanec
3Juuse Saros