Nashville Predators: All-Star Subban nominated for two NHL awards

DENVER, CO - APRIL 22: Colton Sissons
DENVER, CO - APRIL 22: Colton Sissons /

Most fans cannot stand him, but he is a treasure to the Nashville Predators. Now, Subban is up for two noteworthy NHL awards.

Few are the players in the National Hockey League with equal or better skill. Fewer are those who work to build communities outside of the arena. He may be the most interesting player on the Nashville Predators’ roster, and we would have it no other way. Now, All-star defenseman P.K. Subban is nominated for two NHL awards. He is certainly worthy of such honors.

Just don’t ask other fanbases. Throughout the season, Subban is heckled a boo’ed every time he touches the puck. Honestly, I prefer to hear it as the crowd cheering “Suuub!” There is no doubting his game is unique, a masterful blend of smooth skill and aggressive energy. It may get the best of him at times, but Subban thrives on the hatred of other fans.

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Subban experienced more than a successful season with the Predators this year. Certainly, winning the Central Division and earning the Presidents’ Trophy are great team accomplishments, and Subban was a crucial part of it all. The All-star finished the season with his career second-best in points with 59, and a career-best 16 goals. Both marks place him in the top-10 in the NHL. He also ranks in the top-20 in team and individual expected goals-for, individual Corsi-for, and goals per 60 minutes. These stats reflect all situations during the game, solidifying him as a Norris Trophy finalist for the third time.

It is off the ice where Subban truly excels. A noted philanthropist, Subban works closely with the Montreal Children’s Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital in Nashville. Additionally, he initiated a program this season to bring Metro Nashville Police and members of the community together. Each home game, Subban invites a member of the MNPD, a mentor from a local organization and a disadvantaged youth. Those attending get a meal, tickets, and a chance to learn about each other during the game.

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Because of these acts, Subban was nominated by the Nashville Predators for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, given to the player demonstrating leadership and humanitarian work. He may be jeered by other teams, but P.K. Subban will always be praised in Nashville.