At the start of the year, coming out of camp we saw a few young guys leave an impression. One of those guys is young defenseman PK Subban.
Many voiced their desire to see Subban play in Montreal. Especially after all the early season injuries to both Andrei Markov and Ryan O’Byrne. I could certainly relate with the enthusiasm around PK and the desire to see him play in Montreal. A really strong skater with a good hard shot and a player who seems to examplify the very word enthusiasm, he would have certainly looked good in the eyes of many as a call up.
I was certainly tempted by the possibilities myself.
One of the debates around the prospects was to give them time in the minors so they can play at the pro level and not throw them in the fire that it can be in Montreal.
So PK has played half a season in Hamilton and by all accounts he’s really playing well.
PK Subban was recently named to the AHL all-star game.
This is probably the best case scenario if you’re Bob Gainey… and many Habs fans.
Subban has gone down, worked hard under a great coach in Guy Boucher and is performing at a high level. He currently leads the Hamilton Bulldogs defensemen with 20 points.
And what a confidence booster for him this will be going into the second half of the Bulldogs season!
PK is one of the AHL’s stars and this experience will certainly be in his favor as he continues to play this season in Hamilton and then comes into next year’s camp.