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Twitter celebrates Subban for reaching 1 million followers

Predators defenseman becomes first active Canadian-born NHL player to hit milestone

NHL.com @NHL

Everybody loves P.K. Subban and he has the Twitter followers to prove it.

Twitter Canada sent a congratulations note to the Nashville Predators star for reaching 1 million followers on the social-media site.

Tweet from @TwitterSportsCA: Congratulations to @PKSubban1 for reaching 1,000,000 Twitter followers, the first active ����-born @NHL player to hit the milestone pic.twitter.com/Cmgw8bp1Xf

Subban has become one of the NHL's most active users on Twitter since he joined the social-media site in 2011, so it isn't surprising that so many hockey fans decided to follow along.

Yet he still trails former NHL player Paul Bissonnette by about 3,000, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin by about 660,000 and Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin by more than 1.5 million followers.

Subban is probably costing himself a higher standing only following 83 people; an eclectic group that crosses genres. He follows Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, musicians such as Carrie Underwood [the wife of recently retired Predators teammate Mike Fisher], Snoop Dogg, Lil Jon, Plies and Steve Aoki, actors like Seth Rogen, Jason Priestley and Priyanka Chopra. 

But he mostly follows fellow athletes, including football players, for his beloved Dallas Cowboys Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Dez Bryant, baseball players from his Toronto Blue Jays Jose Bautista and Russell Martin, basketball players LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, DeMarre Carroll of the Brooklyn Nets and Pau Gasol of the San Antonio Spurs, Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn and tennis star Novak Djokovic.

Jeanie Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers owner who Subban had dinner with last month, is also among the people Subban follows.

Justin Bieber, who posed for a picture with Subban back in July, is conspicuously not on the list of people P.K. follows. 

He also, obviously, follows a slew of hockey players.

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