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Stanley Cup Spotlight Shining Brightly on P.K. Subban

by Shane Thomas

 

Hockey superstar P.K. Subban is hoping to bring a Stanley Cup to the Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators.

 

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National Hockey League (NHL) superstar P.K. Subban is not new to superstardom.


P.K. Subban might be new to hockey novices but he is well known amongst fans of the ice.


Despite his past stardom, the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs have belonged to the Nashville Predators star and he is definitely enjoying his moment in the international spotlight.


According to NHL.com, Subban entered the NHL in 2007 as a second round draft pick of the Montreal Canadiens and immediately became one of the league’s best defensivemen.


On March 20, 2011, Subban recorded a hat trick against the Minnesota Wild, becoming the first Canadiens rookie ever to do so.


Subban won the Norris Trophy for the 2012-13 season, given to the NHL’s best defensive player.


According to his NHL.com bio, “Playing all 82 games for the first time in 2013-14, Subban had 53 points.  In 2014-15, he was tied for second among NHL defensemen with 60 points and second at his position with 45 assists.  He also led the Canadiens in average time on ice (26:12).


“In 2015-16, his last season in Montreal, Subban led the Canadiens in assists (45) and average time on ice (26:22; fifth in the NHL).  On June 29, 2016, the Canadiens traded Subban to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber.”


And although P.K. Subban is still a Canadien at heart, his first year with the Predators might end with a Stanley Cup title and a bigger level of superstardom.


According to SportsBlog.com, Subban has two goals and eight assists this postseason.


In a game of stoic players, Subban has become a fan favorite because of his exuberant and positive personality, along with his swagger on the ice.


Predator fans refer to Nashville as “Smashville” and Subban has been a smash hit ever since arriving in the city famous for the “Grand Ole Opry.”


On the biggest stage in hockey, the Stanley Cup Finals, he will become a smash success even to casual fans of the sport.

 

The Predators will face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Finals, which begins May 29.

This article was published on Friday 26 May, 2017.
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