Malcolm Subban

Malcolm Subban
Subban with the Golden Knights in 2018.
Born (1993-12-21) December 21, 1993
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team
Former teams
Vegas Golden Knights
Boston Bruins
NHL Draft 24th overall, 2012
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2013present

Malcolm-Jamaal Justin Subban (born December 21, 1993) is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL). Subban was selected by the Boston Bruins in the first round (24th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He played junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League with the Belleville Bulls.

His older brother, P. K. Subban is a Norris Trophy winning defenceman with the Nashville Predators. His younger brother Jordan plays in the Toronto Maple Leafs organization.

Early career

Subban made his Ontario Hockey League (OHL) debut with the Belleville Bulls during the 2009–10 season, appearing in a single game with the club.[1] The next season, Subban spent the entire season with the Bulls, appearing in 32 games and recording 10 wins.[1] Heading into the 2011–12 OHL season, Subban was a highly ranked prospect for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, and finished the season as the number one ranked goaltender in North America.[2] The Boston Bruins made Subban the 24th overall pick of the 2012 draft.[3] He signed a three-year contract with the club just prior to the 2012–13 NHL lock-out.[4] With the NHL shutdown, Subban returned to the Bulls for another season in the OHL, recording 29 wins in 46 games.[1]

Playing career

Boston Bruins

Subban attended his first NHL training camp with the Boston Bruins ahead of the 2013–14 season. He was cut shortly after appearing in a preseason game where he allowed 8 goals to the Detroit Red Wings, and assigned to Boston's American Hockey League affiliate in Providence.[5] However, during the same preseason schedule, Malcolm had his very first opportunity to face his feisty defenceman brother P. K. Subban on the Habs squad on September 16, 2013, in a preseason match between the Bruins and Canadiens at Montreal's Bell Centre — Malcolm replaced Bruins rookie goaltender Chad Johnson at about 14 minutes into the game's second period, and managed to stop every single shot in the 31:49 he played in-net, en route to a 6–3 defeat of the Canadiens.[6]

During the 2014–15 Boston Bruins season, due to the Boston team's backup goaltender Niklas Svedberg needing conditioning play with the parent team's AHL affiliate, Malcolm Subban received his first-ever NHL callup to back up Tuukka Rask on January 30, 2015.[7]

On February 20, 2015, Subban made his NHL debut against the St. Louis Blues. He was replaced by Tuukka Rask in the second period after giving up 3 goals on 3 shots, but returned later in the game.

On February 6, 2016, he was hospitalized after taking a puck to the throat during pre-game warmups. The organization announced Subban would miss at least 8 weeks due to this injury.

After his fractured larynx healed during the 2016 off-season, Subban's play for the Providence Bruins during the 2016–17 AHL season resulted in an 11–14–1 record, with a 2.41 GAA and a 0.917 save percentage. By the 2017 off-season, Subban, along with fellow Providence Bruins goaltender Zane McIntyre, were each re-signed with the Boston Bruins for two years, at $650,000 per year.[8]

Vegas Golden Knights

On October 3, 2017, Subban was claimed off waivers by the Vegas Golden Knights.[9] He won his first NHL game on October 15, 2017, against his former team, the Boston Bruins. Subban started in place of the injured Marc-André Fleury.[10]

On October 22, 2017, Subban was placed on injured reserve with a lower body injury. He had been injured the previous day in a game against the St. Louis Blues.[11] On November 17, 2017 Subban was lifted off injured reserve and was the backup for Maxime Lagacé in the following game against the Los Angeles Kings.[12][13] The first time Malcolm played a regular season game against his brother P. K. was on December 8, 2017, where Subban made a then career-high 41 saves to help the Knights beat the Predators 4–3.[14] In doing so, the Subban brothers became only the 10th set of brothers to play against one another with one a skater and another a goaltender.[14] Subban was again placed on injured reserve, this time with an upper body injury, after being injured during practice on February 10, 2018.[15]

International play

He was goaltender for Team Canada in the 2013 World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia.[16] He appeared in six games, with four wins. Canada finished in fourth place at the tournament.[17]

Personal life

His older brother, winner of the 2013 Norris Trophy, P. K. Subban, currently plays in the NHL with the Nashville Predators. Malcolm also has a younger brother, Jordan, who plays as a defenseman with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization and was drafted 115th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.[18] His father, Karl, is the fifth leading scorer in Lakehead University basketball history. An older sister, Natassia, played basketball at York University, ending her university career as the all-time leading scorer in Ontario University Athletics.[2]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
2009–10 Toronto Jr. Canadiens OJHL 2 0 1 0 71 4 0 3.39 .882
2009–10 Belleville Bulls OHL 100013000.001.000
2010–11 Belleville Bulls OHL 321017217859403.16.900303178602.02.933
2011–12 Belleville Bulls OHL 392514022589432.50.9236243691802.93.917
2012–13 Belleville Bulls OHL 462911426959652.14.9341711610213432.00.933
2013–14 Providence Bruins AHL 331510519207412.31.9206222441202.96.888
2014–15 Providence Bruins AHL 351613420178232.44.921211160301.12.953
2014–15 Boston Bruins NHL 101031305.81.500
2015–16 Providence Bruins AHL 27148516356712.46.911
2016–17 Providence Bruins AHL 321114517897212.41.917 3 0 2 113 4 0 2.12 .937
2016–17 Boston Bruins NHL 101031305.81.813
2017–18 Vegas Golden Knights NHL 22 13 4 2 1230 55 0 2.68 .910
NHL totals 24136212936102.83.904


Year Team Event Result GP W L OTL MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2014 Canada WJC 4th 64203261502.76.901
Junior totals 6 4 2 0 326 15 0 2.76 .901



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  4. John Bishop (September 6, 2012). "Subban Inks Entry-Level Deal". Retrieved September 7, 2012.
  5. Haggerty, Joe. "Bruins release Subban, three others from camp". Comcast Sports Net North East. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
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  7. "Svedberg to join Providence on conditioning loan; Subban recalled from Providence". Boston Bruins. January 30, 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  8. "Bruins Sign McIntyre and Subban to Two-Year, Two-Way Contracts". Boston Bruins. July 14, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017. Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, July 14, that the team has signed goaltenders Zane McIntyre and Malcolm Subban each to a two-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 at the NHL level...Subban, 23, appeared in 32 games for the Providence Bruins during the 2016-17 season, posting an 11-14-1 record with a 2.41 goals against average and a 0.917 save percentage. The Toronto, Ontario native also appeared in one game for Boston during the 2016-17 season. Over his four-year AHL career, Subban has manned the pipes for 127 games, posting a record of 56-45-15.
  9. "Golden Knights Announce Several Roster Transactions". October 3, 2017. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  10. Dillman, Lisa (October 16, 2017). "Subban gets first NHL win with Golden Knights". Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  11. "Malcolm Subban Placed On Injured Reserve List". October 22, 2017. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  12. "Golden Knights activate Malcom Subban from IR, send Dylan Ferguson to WHL". Sportsnet. November 17, 2017. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  13. Dan Marrazza (November 19, 2017). "Golden Knights 4, Kings 2: 3 Takeaways". Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  14. 1 2 "Malcolm Subban victorious in sibling rivalry vs. Predators". Nashville. December 8, 2017. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  15. "Malcolm Subban placed on injured reserve by Golden Knights". February 10, 2018. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
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  18. Dave Feschuk (24 December 2007). "P.K. Subban's NHL dream". Toronto Star. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
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  20. "OHL All-Rookie Teams for 2010–11", Ontario Hockey League, Accessed 2014-01-07
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  23. "BULLS’ MALCOLM SUBBAN NAMED VAUGHN CHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK", 2013-04-16, The Canadian Hockey League, Accessed 2014-01-07
  24. "OHL Announces 2012–13 All-Star Teams", Ontario Hockey League, Accessed 2014-01-07
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Dougie Hamilton
Boston Bruins first round draft pick
Succeeded by
David Pastrnak
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