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PK Subban Showing His Incredible Talent

Fred PoulinCorrespondent IJanuary 6, 2009

After an extraordinary World Junior Championship where he was arguably one of the best players for Canada, P.K. Subban garnered more attention from scouts, media and fans (especially the Habs' fans) than any other player in the tournament. Subban performed better than he ever has in his career and he surprisingly emerged as the top offensive defensemen on Team Canada.

At only 5'10", 200 lbs., the swift and quick Subban is an offensive diamond in the rough. A right-handed shooter, Subban is a great weapon on the power play. He is also energetic, enthusiastic and relentless.

The Canadiens' 43rd overall pick in 2007, Subban had terrific 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons (15 G, 41 A, 56 PTS—2006-07; 8 G, 38 A, 46 PTS—2007-08). This season with the Belleville Bulls, he has already notched 37 points (4 G, 33 A) in only 29 games. 

With his recent performances, Subban might have passed a few defensemen such as Ryan McDonagh, David Fischer, and Mathieu Carle on the Canadiens' prospects list.

He will be given every opportunity to make the team during the 2009 training camp next fall as the Canadiens are in dire need of a power play specialist who can shoot the puck and move the puck well.


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