PK Subban announces his retirement after 13 NHL seasons

PK Subban has announced his retirement.

Former Norris Trophy winner for the NHL’s best defenseman shared the news on his social media channels Tuesday morning.

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

Subban recorded 115 goals and 467 points in 824 regular-season games. The 43rd pick in the 2007 NHL draft had 62 points (18 goals, 44 assists) in 96 postseason contests.

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

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

“I never looked at myself or ever felt like ‘just a hockey player,'” he wrote. “I’ve always thought of myself as a person who happened to play hockey.

“That perspective allowed me to enjoy every shift as if it were my last, celebrate every goal with emotion and play every game as if someone had paid to watch me who had never seen me play before. “

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 20, 2022