P.K. Subban announces retirement from NHL after 13 seasons

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PK Subban has announced his retirement.

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The former Norris Trophy winner as the NHL’s top defender shared the news on his social media channels on Tuesday morning.

The 33-year-old Toronto native played 13 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators and New Jersey Devils.


Subban scored 115 goals and 467 points in 824 games of the regular season. The 43rd pick in the 2007 NHL Draft added 62 points (18 goals, 44 assists) in 96 post-season contests.

The flashy blue-liner won Norris with the Canadiens in 2013. And after signing an eight-year US$72 million contract with the club, he donated $10 million to Montreal Children’s Hospital in 2016.

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“When PK called us yesterday to share the news of his retirement, he explained how important it was to him to continue our partnership and that he wanted more time to spend with our young patients and fundraise on their behalf. We are waiting.” Renee Vezina, president of The Children’s Foundation, said in a statement. “PK will continue to be our spokesperson and we will continue to be their biggest cheerleaders. As he moves on to the next chapter of his life, we can’t wait to see what he does next!”

Subban, who was an unrestricted free agent this summer, has done television in the past and hinted at new opportunities in his retirement post.

“I never saw myself or felt like I was ‘just a hockey player,'” he wrote. “I always saw myself as someone who happened to play hockey. That perspective allowed me to enjoy every innings as if it were my last, celebrate every goal with emotion, and play every game as if someone had paid to watch me play me before. had not seen. ,

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-With files from Gloria Henriquez of Granthshala

Source: globalnews.ca

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