The Montreal Canadiens will honour P.K. Subban on Thursday night, which should serve as a much better send-off for one of the most exciting defencemen ever to grace the Bell Centre ice.
While we wait for the ceremony, let’s take a look at some of the numbers that powered Subban’s excellent tenure with the Canadiens.
Subban was chosen 43rd overall by the Canadiens in 2007, part of one of the best draft classes in recent memory. Ryan McDonagh (12th overall), Max Pacioretty (22nd overall), and Yannick Weber (73rd overall) also joined Subban in the Habs’ prospect pool that summer.
With 66 goals and 215 assists, Subban ranks 10th in All-Time Canadiens defenceman scoring.
Subban took part in three consecutive All-Star Games, from 2015-16 to 2017-18.
Subban was among the finalists for the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s best defenceman on three different occasions.
Subban won the Norris Trophy in 2012-13, becoming just the sixth Canadiens defenceman to receive the honour, joining an exclusive group of elite defencemen: Doug Harvey, Tom Johnson, Jacques Laperriere, Larry Robinson, and Chris Chelios.
The electric blue liner took part in Team Canada’s gold-medal victory at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, alongside Carey Price, who was his NHL teammate at the time.
He also won two gold medals at the World Junior Championship and was given a place on the tournament’s All-Star team in 2009.
Owing to a three-goal effort against the Minnesota Wild in 2011, Subban became the first Canadiens rookie defenceman to score a hat trick
Subban always rose to the challenge, evidenced by his 18 goals and 44 assists in 96 playoff games, including 14 points in 17 games for the Canadiens in 2013-14.
In 2012, He announced an impressive commitment to raise $10 million for the Montreal Children’s Hospital, which was billed as “the biggest philanthropic commitment by a sports figure in Canadian history”.