BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, September 6, that the club has signed goaltender Malcolm Subban to a three-year entry-level contract.
Subban, a 6’1”, 188-pound goaltender from Rexdale, Ontario, was drafted by the Bruins 24th overall in the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He spent the 2011-12 season with the Ontario Hockey League’s Belleville Bulls, posting a 2.50 goals-against average and .923 save percentage, with a 25-14 record and three shutouts in 39 games. He ranked fourth among OHL goalies in goals-against average and fifth in save percentage.
The 18-year-old also played in six playoff games for the Bulls, posting a 2.93 goals-against average and .917 save percentage and earning a 2-3-1 record. Subban was named Vaughn OHL Goaltender of the Month in November of 2011, going 9-1-0 with a 1.48 goals-against average and .952 save percentage, and posting two shutouts. During the regular season, he was undefeated in three shootouts, stopping all 12 shots he faced. This past April, Subban was ranked the top North American draft-eligible goaltender in the Central Scouting Bureau’s rankings release.
In 2010-11, Subban was second among OHL rookie goaltenders with a 3.16 goals-against average and .900 save percentage in 32 games for Belleville. He also posted a goals-against average of 2.02 and save percentage of .933 in three playoff games. In 81 career OHL games, he has recorded a 2.76 goals-against average and .914 save percentage with three shutouts. Subban was drafted by the Bulls 218th overall in the 11th round of the 2009 OHL Priority Draft.
Internationally, Subban played for Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team at the 2011 IIHF World-Under 18 Championship in Germany, helping his team finish fourth with a 2.98 goals-against average and 3-2 record. He also attended Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence goaltending camp in Calgary, AB, in June 2011, and most recently helped Team Canada clinch a series victory over Russia in the 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge.
Subban’s older brother, defenseman P.K. Subban, has skated two full NHL seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, and also played for the OHL’s Belleville Bulls prior to his professional career.
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