13-Year NHL Veteran Announces Retirement

We have another big retirement to announce, and this is the most surprising of the bunch. P.K. Subban has surprisingly announced his retirement through his social media accounts. 

Although the retirements of Keith Yandle and Zdeno Chara were expected, not too many people envisioned Subban calling it a career. The 33-year-old was the top free agent still available, and it seemed that the veteran was set to sign either a one-year deal or PTO before training camp. Yet, he has instead decided to retire.

What a career it was for Subban, too. In 834 career NHL games split between the Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, and New Jersey Devils, he had 115 goals, 352 assists, and 467 points. Those are certainly solid numbers from a defenseman, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. He won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman in 2013 and appeared in three All-Star Games. He also won the King Clancy Award this past season.

It is sad to see Subban go, as it seemed that he had plenty left in the tank as a bottom-pairing defenseman. Yet, he has also earned the right to call it a career. It will be intriguing to see what Subban's next venture is, but for now, we here at NHLTR would like to wish him a happy retirement.

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