Pernell-Karl Subban is set to be honored by the Nashville Predators on Feb. 13 when the Arizona Coyotes come to town.
The first 7,600 fans will receive a poster of Subban upon entering Bridgestone Arena.
Subban announced his retirement from the NHL back in September after playing 13 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators & New Jersey Devils.
The Toronto native won the James Norris Trophy in the 2012-13 season and then the King Clancy Memorial Trophy after the 2021-22 season.
The Canadiens honored the prolific defenseman on Jan. 12 when the Predators ended their five-game road trip earlier this month.
Subban is set to have a full day when he’s honored in Nashville. According to the Predators, he’ll meet with media, take photos at the United by Hockey Mobile Museum, and have a reception with his Blueline Buddies Program.
The journey to Nashville cost the Predators their then-captain Shea Weber in a one-for-one trade on June 29, 2016. Then 11 months later the Predators found themselves in their first-ever Stanley Cup Final appearance with Subban against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Montreal selected Subban in the second round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft with the 43rd pick. He played his junior hockey in the OHL with the Belleville Bulls for four seasons. He scored 190 points with the Bulls playing in 234 games.
After one year with the Hamilton Bulldogs in the 2009-10 season, Subban found himself in the NHL with the Canadiens. He was paired with Hal Gill, Josh Gorges, and Andrei Markov when he played his first full season in Montreal.
While in Montreal Subban was quite a generous humanitarian. He pledged $10 million to the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the most significant philanthropic commitment ever made by a professional Canadian athlete.
The Montreal Children’s Hospital dedicated its atrium to the defenseman “P.K. Subban Atrium” in the heart of the hospital. He also created P.K.’s Helping Hand to help fund vulnerable families who have an ill child.
After Subban’s seven years in Montreal, he was dealt to the Predators for Weber. As a Canadien Subban scored 278 points in 434 games.
Subban scored his first goal as a Nashville Predator against the Chicago Blackhawks on Oct. 14 on a slapshot to tie the contest 1-1 at 7:46 of the first period.
He played in all 82 games in the 2016-17 season and scored 59 points en route to helping the Predators clinch a playoff spot. The Predators entered the postseason as the bottom seed out of the Western Conference.
In the first round, Nashville swept the Chicago Blackhawks shutting out the top-seeded team by a combined score of 6-0. The Predators went on to take down the St. Louis Blues in six games then the Anaheim Ducks to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup in six games taking down the Predators in their miraculous run to the finals.
Subban scored 59 points in 189 games with the Devils in the final three seasons of his NHL career. New Jersey opted to not sign Subban after the 2021-22 season allowing the veteran defenseman to hit the open market.
After the national anthem, Subban will drop the ceremonial puck with Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake and a Blueline Buddy family.