March 3, 2024

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P.K. Subban announces retirement at age 33 after 13 NHL seasons

P.K. Subban announces retirement at age 33 after 13 NHL seasons

P.K. Subban introduced his retirement from the NHL on Tuesday subsequent 13 seasons in the league.

Subban finishes his career with 115 ambitions and 467 factors in 834 games.

“I keep in mind my dreams of taking part in in the NHL and profitable a Stanley Cup, very similar to the fellas on the Don Cherry Rock’em Sock’em tapes at the end of just about every quantity, with the black eyes, damaged bones, and tears of pleasure. To this working day, I nonetheless aspiration about it,” Subban wrote on his Instagram account.

“Nevertheless, the finish of this chapter is closing and right after 13 many years in the NHL, I have produced the decision to retire.

“I by no means seemed at myself or ever felt I was “just a hockey player.” I often seemed at myself as a person who occurred to engage in hockey. Possessing that standpoint permitted me to enjoy every change like it was my very last, celebrate every single objective with emotion, and play every game as if a person compensated to view me enjoy who had under no circumstances found me enjoy in advance of.”

Drafted in the next spherical, 43rd over-all, by the Montreal Canadiens in 2007, Subban used his initial 7 seasons with the Habs and captured the Norris Trophy as the league’s prime defenceman in 2013. Subban also manufactured his very first NHL To start with All-Star Group collection that 12 months, an honour he also gained in 2015.

He signed an 8-yr, $72 million deal extension with the Canadiens in 2015, on the other hand, Subban was traded to the Nashville Predators for fellow star defenceman Shea Weber just before his no-trade clause kicked in.

Subban put in three seasons with the Predators and achieved the Stanley Cup Last during his first yr with the club.

Nashville traded Subban to the New Jersey Devils on June 22, 2019, for Steven Santini, Jeremy Davies, and two next-spherical draft picks.

“To an awesome league that gave me the chance to contend at the best level with some of the finest athletes in the earth. The NHL also offered me with a platform that authorized me to give back by means of my charities,” Subban claimed. “A sincere thank you to the lots of players that I possibly performed with or competed versus who introduced out the ideal in me. A heartfelt appreciation to the Montreal Canadians, Nashville Predators and New Jersey Devils for each individual representing corporations with course and integrity.”

Subban experienced five targets and 22 details in 77 video games past year and turned an unrestricted totally free agent for the very first time this summer time.

The 33-calendar year-previous from Toronto also represented Canada on quite a few instances successful back-to-again world junior championships in 2008 and 2009 and an Olympic gold medal at the Sochi Winter Games in 2014.

Subban gained the King Clancy Memorial Trophy this 12 months with NHL.com citing his commitment “to racial and social justice, underserved youth, COVID-19 reduction and youth hockey.” A four-time finalist for the trophy, Subban pledged $10 million to the Montreal Kid’s Clinic in 2015, one particular 12 months following starting off the P.K. Subban Basis.