Subban and some of his teammates were at a gala Canadian Grand Prix cocktail and fundraiser on Thursday night when asked about Therrien.
"This is a part of the process — the part of growing a championship team, building a winning team," said Subban. "He's got the experience at this level obviously, coaching in Montreal and working with great players."
Subban took it as a compliment when Therrien called him a thoroughbred on Tuesday as the new coach was introduced at a media conference.
"I'm looking forward to see what I can learn from him, he's got a lot to offer and it's going to be up to me to soak it all in and be there like a sponge and soak it all in," said Subban on Thursday.
"I'm very eager to get to know him," said Leblanc.
David Desharnais described Therrien as a hard worker who wants to have a winning team.
"He's got a lot of discipline," said Desharnais. "So it's going to be very good for us."
Tickets to the gala fundraiser cost $1,000 each, with proceeds going to two Montreal childrens' hospitals.