P.K. Subban hangs up his skates
< /p> Subban had his best career season with the CH, when he had amassed 60 points in 2014-2015.
Former Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban announced his retirement from professional hockey on Tuesday morning.
“It’s the end of a chapter and after 13 years in the NHL, I I made the decision to retire,” he announced on social media.
Thank You! pic.twitter.com/rpyePEKvyG
— P.K. Subban (@PKSubban1) September 20, 2022
The 33-year-old defenseman was an unrestricted free agent.
Drafted by the Canadiens organization in 2007, Subban quickly became a crowd favorite. Considered an offensive defender, Subban was as flamboyant on the ice as he was at the press conference. His verve, outspokenness and generosity to fans charmed Montreal hockey fans.
“I never saw myself as just a hockey player. I always thought of myself as a person who played hockey,” continued Subban when announcing his retirement.
In September 2015, Subban donated $10 million to the Montreal Hospital for kids.
Credit: The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation
“Last summer, the Canadiens and the city of Montreal made a long-term commitment to me. So today, it’s my turn to make a long-term commitment to the city of Montreal,” he announced at the time, after signing an eight-year pact with the Habs.
Subban had his best season of his career with the CH, when he had amassed 60 points in 2014-2015. The Ontarian also won the Norris Trophy in 2013, given to the league's top defenseman Bettman.
On June 29, 2016, general manager Marc Bergevin traded Subban to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber. A transaction strongly criticized by several Montreal fans.
After a few years in Tennessee, P.K. Subban continued his career in the New Jersey Devils uniform. Persistent back pain, however, slowed the fiery defenseman.
Subban had 467 points in 834 games during his career.