Friday, April 22, 2011

Malcolm Subban

Malcolm Subban - Belleville Bulls

6'0" - 180 lbs
D.O.B. December 21, 1993

Playing goal for the Bulls during the 2010-2011 OHL season was not an easy chore. Just ask Tyson Teichmann who entered the season as the top ranked goalie from the OHL for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

But when given the opportunity, Subban not only took the reigns and ran, or shall we say skated, with them, he excelled. So much so that you had to wonder if there was a goaltending controversy in Belleville. He got the Bulls into the playoffs with a stellar performance but they eventually lost in the opening round.

He was named the CHL Goaltender of the week for the week ending December 12. In two superb starts Subban posted a goals against average of .960 and a save percentage of .972. His season was so stellar that he was invited to Team Canada for the IIHF World Under 18 Championships and won the starting role over Andrew D'Agostini.

Subban was selected with the 218th pick in the OHL Priority Draft in 2009. In his first season with Belleville he had a 15-17-5 record with a 3.16 goals against average and a .900 save percentage. His playoff numbers were spectacular even though he lost his three starts, a bi-product of the team not Subban. He posted a 2.02 GAA and a sparkling .933 Save Percentage. Subban was selected to the OHL's First All Rookie Team.

Subban is a butterfly style goaltender with quick reflexes. He's quick on his feet, has excellent rebound control, can use his stick well and reads the play extremely well. His style compares to Pitssburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury.

Subban is the younger brother of Montreal defenseman PK Subban and has another younger brother, Jordan, waiting to make his mark. Subban is the early favorite as the top OHL goaltender for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Enjoy these videos on the Subban Family:

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