Breaking: P.K. Subban Joins ESPN as an NHL Analyst

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Confident, flashy, exuberant, electrifying, a game changer. Which of these terms would you use to describe P.K. Subban? Maybe you wouldn’t use either of these, and that’s completely fine. I thoroughly enjoyed watching P.K. play in the NHL, especially in his prime. You could always feel the anticipation and the volume in an arena rise whenever P.K. effortlessly skated the puck up the ice because you just knew, chances are, he was going to do something to impact the game for his team. There are several amazing highlights throughout P.K.’s career. For me, P.K. absolutely destroying Brad Marchand in 2010 will forever be one of my favorites. However, P.K. didn’t just leave an impact on the ice during his playing days. He made an incredibly generous donation of 10 million dollars to the Montreal Children’s Hospital in September 2015. It was and still is the largest donation by any professional athlete; simply outstanding.

Before we get into the breaking news about P.K. Subban, let’s just take a second to discuss his decision to retire this past offseason. Surely I was not the only one who was kind of caught off guard by this decision. I knew he wouldn’t sign a contract close to his previous 9.5M AAV contract that expired this summer, but I did expect him to sign a one or two-year deal somewhere to keep playing. Ultimately P.K. decided it was time to hang ‘em up and call it a career. P.K. played in 834 career regular season games in the NHL. In those 834 games, he had 115 goals and 352 assists, giving him a total of 467 career points. P.K. also appeared in 98 career playoff games, scoring 18 goals and 44 assists for a total of 62 points. P.K. won a Norris Trophy in 2012/13 and the King Clancy Memorial Trophy in 2021/22. 

If any of you followed P.K. ‘s career even a little bit, you knew it was an absolute lock for him to have a career in the media whenever he decided to hang up his skates. He was always a great interview, and you could just tell he absolutely loved being in front of the camera off the ice. As of today, November 10th, 2022, P.K. Subban announced that he has officially joined the ESPN team as an NHL Analyst. As a Canadian, this left a bitter taste in my mouth because I wished he would have stayed North of the border because a personality like his is exactly what’s lacking in the NHL media in Canada today. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case, and he is taking his incredible talent to the United States. The sky truly is the limit for P.K. in this role, and I cannot wait to see where it takes him!

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