Highlighting P.K. Subban’s Top 10 On Ice Moments


P.K. Subban is an assistant captain (2 seasons strong), a family man, a philanthropist, and an all around good guy. Along with that, he’s also one of the best defenseman in the NHL which earned him a $72M contract with the Habs, running through the 2021–22 season

There’s a number of things we could list about Subban like his Norris Trophy win, his $10M donation to the Montreal Children’s hospital, his gold medal win with Team Canada during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, or his trip to Haiti with ex-NHLer Georges Laraque to visit a children’s hospital.

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However, it seemed fair to highlight his top moments on the ice and no, not just so we can rub it in other people’s faces. It’s just another little reminder as to why Subban is so great, especially when it comes to annoying opponents and grabbing points for Montreal.

Here are Subban’s top 10 on ice moments voted by you guys.

10. Subban Fakes Out Rask For A Breakaway Goal.

Oh, game 3 of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Bruins and the Habs had won 1 game each, both taking place at TD Garden. However, we all know that the best games always take place at the Bell Centre where this goal comes in. Subban took a feed from Lars Eller as he was leaving the penalty box and made Tuukka Rask look quite silly (which was probably followed by a fit, who knows).

The Habs ended up winning the series 4-3 and moved on to face the New York Rangers, which I will not speak of.

9. Subban Dekes To Score Beautiful Goal Out Of The Box.

This is another great “out of the box” goal with Subban all by himself, which makes it just that much sweeter. Here’s what went down: Subbanator had just exited the penalty box and blew by Tyson Barrie to pick up the puck, but that’s not all.

That night, Subban ended up scoring 2 of the 3 goals made which led the Habs to taking down the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on October 18th, 2014.

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  • 8. P.K. Subban Gives Andrei Markov An Amazing Set Up VS Ottawa.

    There’s not much to say about this game from October 4th, 2014 except that it’s clear that Subban and Andrei Markov make one of the best defensive pairs the Habs have. Agreed?

    7. P.K. Subban Tic-Tac-Toe Goal VS Philadelphia.

    During the Habs’ PP on November 15th, 2014, Subban took Tomas Plekanec‘s rebound, set out to the point for Tom Gilbert, Gilbert passed to Plekanec, Plekanec back to Subban, and Tic-Tac-Goal for the Habs!

    The troops ended the game shutting out the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0.

    6. P.K Subban Spinorama, Loses Palat Behind The Net, Pass To Gallagher For The Goal.

    Another beautiful set up from Subban to Brendan Gallagher to once again take the lead in Game 3 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning. It makes me wish we saw more of this in last year’s cup finals but 2016 is coming up, so there may still be time for another 4-0 series against the two.

    5. P.K. Subban Slapshot Goal VS Toronto.

    Assisted by Max Pacioretty and Tomas Plekanec, Subban was set up for the perfect slap shot that gave that Habs their 1st and only goal of the night against the Toronto Maple Leafs in their 9th game of the 2015-16 season on the PP.

    I don’t know about you, but re-watching any Habs game against the Leafs is always fun, mainly because solving Jonathan Bernier is just too easy and that allows great moments like the one you just watched above.

    4. P.K. Subban Game Tying Goal Game 7 VS Boston.

    Despite losing in overtime, this Subban one-timer from the blue line to tie up the scoreboard in game 7 makes up for it. The Bruins may have won the 2011 series 4–3, but they can never take away the great talent that is Pernell Karl.

    Apr 17, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov (79) kisses Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban (76) as he scored a goal against Ottawa Senators during the second period in game two of the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

    We should get to some honorable mentions that didn’t end up making it into this article before we get to the final 3 Subban moments. These are some suggestions we got from Twitter:

    MarcMovanTriple Low Five w/ Carey Price

    KwnStormSubban’s Back Hit On Marchand

    ErieCanadienSubban/Price Hip Check Celebration

    We are now officially down to the final 3 on ice moments from P.K. Subban. These top 3 were strong picks coming from the fans and well, myself.

    3. P.K. Subban Score A Bullet And Andrei Markov Kissed P.K. On The Helmet.

    In case you are wondering, no, I do not make the titles of these videos. However, Markov’s kiss on Subban’s helmet after this goal was just emotional all over the place (I may have wept a little during this series). It was last year’s Stanley Cup playoffs against the Ottawa Senators during game 2. Late in the 2nd period, Subban let a rink-wide feed from Devante Smith-Pelly bounce off the half wall before unleashing an absolute rocket that zoomed past Andrew Hammond before clanking off the cross-bar and into the back of the net.

    The Habs went on to win the series 4-2.

    2. Canadiens VS Penguins P.K. Subban Goal With 0.9 Seconds Remaining In The Second Period.

    Back on March 2nd, 2013, the Penguins were visiting Montreal and were up 4-2 near the end of the 2nd period. However, after Brian Gionta deflected Francis Bouillon‘s long shot past Tomas Vokoun at 17 minutes and 37 seconds, Subban snuck down from the blue line and fired home Gallagher’s pass out with 7 seconds remaining to tie the game.

    1. P.K. Subban’s 1st NHL Goal.

    It’s only fitting that we made Subban’s 1st NHL goal number 1 on the list. Why? The goal took place during the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs AND was against Pittsburgh. Not to mention, it was a shot from inside the blue line. Need I say more? This goal is short, innocent, and sweet all at the same time and the crowd voiced more boos than cheers, but maybe that’s because they knew that this was where the Subbanmania was just about start.

    What are some of your favorite on ice moments from P.K. Subban? Are there any you’ve gotten to see in person? Let us know in the comments below!

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