As it turns out, Malcolm Subban was much more than an admirable fill-in between the pipes whenever he and his brothers got together for a little pick-up hockey.
In a family full of defensemen, it was Malcolm who always volunteered to play goalie. When he turned 12, the position stuck for good, despite the fact older brother P.K. and younger brother Jordan preferred the blue line.
"He's got phenomenal quickness, athleticism and flexibility," Central Scouting's Al Jensen told NHL.com. "He's aggressive and consistent. He can make the big save to either hold his team in the game or to keep the lead. He's very confident and smart at reading plays developing in front of him."
Will Malcolm earn the distinction of being the highest-drafted Subban? Considering he was the only 2012 draft-eligible goaltender to be invited to Hockey Canada's Summer Under-20 goaltending camp, it wouldn't be too much of a shock. P.K. was selected in the second round (No. 43) by Montreal in 2007. Jordan, who is in his initial season with Belleville, isn't draft eligible until 2013.
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