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P.K. Subban | Defenseman

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 217
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The Canadiens scored two power play goals in their 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.
The Habs power play went one-for-three on the night and it seems like the concern about the man-advantage has disappeared. The Canadiens didn't score a power play goal in their first four games of the season, but now have three PP goals in their last two games. This is great news for PK Subban fantasy owners. Oct 19 - 8:52 AM

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P.K. Subban lit the lamp twice for the Canadiens in their 3-2 win against the Avalanche on Saturday night.

Subban scored Montreal’s first goal of the night on the power play to tie the game at 1, then had one at even strength later in the second period. He has three goals and four points on the season. For a guy who gets a lot of shots on net, Subban has just 43 goals in his career, due to a 5.7 scoring percentage. A 15-20 goal season isn’t out of the realm of possibility this season. Alex Galchenyuk also had a goal, and added an assist. Brandon Prust, Andrei Markov and Lars Eller picked up the helpers.
Oct 18 - 10:28 PM

P.K. Subban scored his first goal of the year in Montreal's 4-3 win against Toronto in Wednesday's regular season opener.

He gave the Canadiens a 3-2 lead in the third period when he sneaked in from the point. Subban logged 25:45 of ice time (second on the team behind only Andrei Markov) and he recorded five shots. It was a good start to the season for the $9 million per year defender.
Oct 9 - 11:37 AM

P.K. Subban's three points drove the Habs past the Avalanche 3-2 in overtime during Thursday night's preseason action.

Subban assisted on the opening and game winning goals, while scoring the tying goal on the power play late in the second period. Alex Galchenyuk scored the overtime winner while Nathan MacKinnon pitched in two assists for Colorado. Reto Berra played valiantly for the Avs with 33 saves in the loss, while Peter Budaj went 17-17 in relief of Carey Price, who allowed two goals on 10 shots in the first half of the game. Subban had a game-high six shots along with a penalty and three hits through a whopping 29:43 of ice time.
Sep 25 - 10:28 PM

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.
Source: nhl.com
Sep 11 - 8:26 AM

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.
Source: NHL.com
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

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PosRoleName
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Manny Malhotra
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Michael Bournival
4Travis Moen
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2P. A. Parenteau
3Rene Bourque
4Jiri Sekac
5Brandon Prust
6Dale Weise
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Tom Gilbert
4Mike Weaver
5Alexei Emelin
6Nathan Beaulieu
7Jarred Tinordi
G1Carey Price
2Dustin Tokarski