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Longtime defenseman P.K. Subban announces retirement from NHL

P.K. Subban won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman in 2013 with the Canadiens.Graham Hughes

Defenseman P.K. Subban announced his retirement from the NHL on Tuesday following 13 seasons playing for the Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, and New Jersey Devils.

The 33-year-old former Norris Trophy winner shared the news on social media.

Subban, who is from Toronto, registered 115 goals and 467 points in 824 regular-season games. The 43rd overall pick at the 2007 NHL Draft added 62 points (18 goals, 44 assists) in 96 postseason games. He won the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenseman in 2013 with the Canadiens.

Subban, who was an unrestricted free agent this summer, has done television work in the past and hinted at new opportunities in his retirement post.


“I never looked at myself or ever felt I was ‘just a hockey player,’ ” he wrote. “I always looked at myself as a person who happened to play hockey.

“Having that perspective allowed me to enjoy every shift like it was my last, celebrate every goal with emotion, and play every game as if someone paid to watch me who had never seen me play before.”