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P.K. Subban | Defenseman

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 217
Contract: view contract details

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P.K. Subban says he's willing and would be honored to be captain of the Montreal Canadiens if the role were to be offered to him.
"It would be a great honor. I'd love to be the captain of the Montreal Canadiens," the star defenseman said. "I embrace responsibility. ... I've always been a guy who has had to perform for my team. I have always expected that out of myself. It doesn't change anything for me. The only thing that would change is a letter on my jersey, but in Montreal that means something. That means something to the fanbase. That means something to the team." The Canadiens have an opening have an opening at captain after forward Brian Gionta signed with the Buffalo Sabres this offseason as a free agent. Other captain candidates for the Canadiens are forward Max Pacioretty, forward Tomas Plekanec and defenseman Andrei Markov. Sep 11 - 8:26 AM

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Canadiens owner Geoff Molson reportedly overruled Montreal GM Marc Bergevin to get P.K. Subban signed to a long-term deal.

The club was facing a short-term contract through arbitration for their star defenseman. Montreal could have also been faced with fan backlash and a disgruntled Subban, so Molson made the call to get something done before the arbitrator made a decision.
Aug 11 - 1:06 PM

The arbitration process didn't discourage P.K. Subban from wanting to sign a long-term contract with the Montreal Canadiens.

"No, I don't think so because a lot of what they said is probably what people have already been saying about me over my career," Subban told Bob McCown of Sportsnet 590 The Fan radio in Toronto. "So it wasn't really anything new for me. A lot of the stuff, I said: 'Well, I've heard that before.' But at the end of the day it was never about tearing my confidence away or trying to deter me from wanting to play for them." He went on to talk about arbitration as a business move and his understanding of the process didn't make it personal. Subban and the Canadiens reached an eight-year, $72 million contract before the arbitrator made a decision on the hearing.
Aug 6 - 9:43 AM

With a new contract in tow, P.K. Subban becomes the third-highest paid player in the NHL with an average annual salary of $9 million.

Subban also becomes the league's highest paid blueliner, as only Alexander Ovechkin ($9.58 million) and Evgeni Malkin ($9.5 million) earn more. Sidney Crosby's $8.7 million AAV now ranks fourth while Nashville rearguard Shea Weber in the next closest defenseman at an average of $7.86 million. What's more, the $72 million committed to Subban is easily the largest contract ever doled out by the Canadiens, eclipsing the six-year, $39 million deal awarded to Carey Price in 2012.
Aug 3 - 12:51 PM

Bob McKenzie is reporting that P.K. Subban's new contract with the Canadiens will pay him $72 million over the eight-year duration of the deal.

Given that Montreal buys out six years of unrestricted free agency with the agreement and accounting for some inflation, it's no surprise that the average annual value ends up being greater than the $8.5 million Subban requested in arbitration for 2014-15. Both sides come out as winners as a result of this news.
Aug 2 - 2:47 PM

P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadiens have reportedly come to terms on an 8-year contract.

Financial terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, but it's likely Subban will become one of the league's richest blueliners as a result of this contract. The likelihood of a long-term deal seemed bleak after Friday's arbitration hearing, but it would appear the two sides were able to put aside their differences and get something done.
Aug 2 - 2:32 PM

P.K. Subban's agent and the Montreal Canadiens don't plan on engaging in any more long-term contract talks before the arbitrators ruling.

Although Subban and the Canadiens have gone through the arbitration hearing already, they still have a window of opportunity to agree to terms before the arbitrator rules on the matter. Once the arbitrator assigns Subban a one-year contract for the 2014-15 campaign, it is official. Regardless, it looks like Subban and Montreal will allow the arbitrators ruling to happen.
Aug 1 - 1:40 PM

The Montreal Canadiens and P.K. Subban didn't avoid an arbitration hearing.

The two sides made their case to the arbitrator, with Subban reportedly requesting a $8.5 million salary for 2014-15 and Montreal countering with $5.25 million. The arbitrator will rule on the matter within the next 48 hours, but Montreal and Subban can still make that moot by agreeing to an extension before that happens.
Aug 1 - 10:32 AM

P.K. Subban's agent said there hasn't been any progress made towards a deal that would allow his client and Montreal to avoid arbitration.

Subban's hearing is scheduled for Friday. It's still entirely possible that the two sides will agree to terms either tonight or Friday morning ahead of their hearing. Last minute deals often happen in these types of situations.
Jul 31 - 9:55 PM

P.K. Subban's agent is still confident that he can reach a deal with the Montreal Canadiens before his client's arbitration deadline.

The two sides have until the hearing on Friday to agree to terms. If they fail to do so, an arbitrator will determine Subban's value instead. Subban has expressed an interest in signing a long-term deal with the Canadiens and they're probably after the same thing, so the most logical sticking point would be money. Subban has requested that the arbitrator award him an $8.5 million annual salary while Montreal countered with $5.25 million, but the gap might not be as substantial when it comes to their behind closed doors negotiations.
Jul 31 - 1:23 PM

P.K. Subban has asked an arbitrator to provide him with a $8.5 million annual salary.

Montreal has countered with a $5.25 million offered and has specified that they would like the arbitrator to provide Subban with a one-year deal. The hearing is scheduled for Friday, but of course both sides can make it moot if they're able to agree to terms before that date. Subban's demands aren't surprising given that he's coming off of a great season and won the Norris Trophy in 2013. He's experienced an interest in staying with the Canadiens for the long haul, but he won't come cheap.
Jul 30 - 9:27 AM

Defenseman P.K. Subban says he would like to sign with the Montreal Canadiens long term as his arbitration hearing approaches.

"Obviously I remain adamant on remaining in Montreal and being a Montreal Canadien, and not just for a long time but hopefully for the rest of my career, and be a lifer there," Subban said. "I really enjoy playing (in Montreal)." Subban, 25, earned $3.75 million, with a $2.875 million NHL salary-cap charge, in the final season of a two-year contract. He was the NHL's fifth-highest scoring defenseman with 53 points in 82 games and led the Canadiens with 14 points in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, averaging 27:26 of ice time per game. The restricted free agent and the Canadiens have an arbitration hearing scheduled for Aug. 1. Negotiations are ongoing.
Jul 26 - 7:18 PM

P.K. Subban's arbitration hearing is scheduled for August 1.

Since the Montreal Canadiens signed Subban to a two-year, $5.75 million, he has won the Norris Trophy and enjoyed a 53-point campaign. Regardless of whether or not this makes it to arbitration, Subban should cash in big this summer.
Jul 9 - 4:26 PM

P.K. Subban has filed for salary arbitration.

That means he cannot accept an offer sheet from another club and the team has choice of one- or two-year award. The two sides will continue to work on a new contract before his hearing, which doesn't have date scheduled yet. Subban scored 10 goals and 53 points in 82 games last season. He also had five markers and 14 points in 17 playoff contests.
Jul 5 - 6:04 PM

With no deal imminent between the Canadiens and P.K. Subban, look for the Habs' defenseman to request salary arbitration before Saturday's 5:00 pm deadline.

Restricted free agents have until Saturday at 5:00 pm ET to request arbitration and Subban will certainly excercise his rights. There is still a very good chance the two sides will hammer out a long-term contract before the arbitrator makes any binding decisions.
Jul 5 - 9:45 AM

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