|Assets:||Has tremendous athleticism for the goaltending position. Is a true battler in the crease area, as he never quits on a play (even when down and out). Owns a very big frame.|
|Flaws:||Needs to play with greater consistency in order to maximize his National Hockey League starting goalkeeping potential. Also needs to work on learning shooters' tendencies.|
|Career Potential:||Talented, athletic netminder with good upside.|
|OHL||First All-Rookie Team||2010-11|
|OHL||Third All-Star Team||2012-13|
|9/22/2013||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Returned to his junior team (Belleville-OHL).|
|9/06/2012||Signed by the Boston Bruins to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|6/22/2012||Drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round (24th overall) in 2012.|
Malcolm Subban is progressing nicely | 02/23/2014 7:34 AM
NewsMalcolm Subban is having a great season in the minors.
ImpactSubban has a 2.28 GAA and .922 save percentage in 20 AHL contests. "Overall, we're happy with his progress," Bruins assistant GM Don Sweeney said. "There are some areas technically Bob (Essensa, the B's goalie coach) has been working with him. I think overall the adjustment to the pro game has been a bit of an eye-opener at times for him." Subban, 20, is still likely a few years away from establishing himself in the NHL, in part because the Bruins already have a fairly young starter in 26-year-old Tuukka Rask.
Bruins send Malcolm Subban to AHL camp | 09/22/2013 6:31 PM
NewsThe Boston Bruins made 2012 first-rounder Malcolm Subban one of Sunday's four cuts to the AHL on Sunday.
ImpactSubban beat his brother P.K. Subban but was dismantled by the Detroit Red Wings this past week. Other cuts include: Justin Florek, Carter Camper and Zach Trotman.
Wings shellack Malcolm Subban, Bruins | 09/20/2013 6:36 AM
NewsMalcolm Subban was lit up for eight goals in Thursday's 8-2 preseason loss to Detroit.
Impact"We wanted him to fight through it," coach Claude Julien said. "This is a good learning thing for a goaltender, to see that this is what he's going to be facing. He's got to fight through those situations. It was one of those nights that, unfortunately, I think our guys in front of him certainly left him out to dry a little bit. I thought we made some real bad mistakes." To his credit, Subban is looking at the defeat in a positive way and perhaps it will serve as a learning experience. He is hoping to get a chance to bounce back.
Subbans to square off in preseason action | 09/16/2013 1:53 PM
NewsMalcolm Subban is expected to see action in Boston's pre-season opener Monday night.
ImpactHe'll get to face his brother, P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens, in the contest. The game will also feature Jarome Iginla's first appearances as a member of the Bruins. He will play with David Krejci and Milan Lucic.
Malcolm Subban shines in Bruins' rookie game | 09/07/2013 8:44 AM
NewsDespite allowing five goals, Malcolm Subban was one of the better Bruin players in Friday afternoon's rookie game against the Lightning.
ImpactThe game ended in a 5-5 tie after the two teams also tied in the shootout following the contest. Boston prospect Jared Knight scored one of the Baby B's goals in the penalty shot portion of the game. Subban will not start the season in Boston as Tuukka Rask and one of Chad Johnson and Niklas Svedberg will back him up. But it won't be long until Subban is a fantasy factor.
Malcolm Subban coy about weaknesses | 08/25/2013 12:38 PM
NewsBruins goaltending prospect Malcolm Subban claims he's been working on shoring up a few weaknesses over the summer.
ImpactSubban is one of the top goaltending prospects in hockey and he claims he and his trainer have been working on correcting his deficiencies, which is different from the strategy he had last summer. "This year I focused on building my weaknesses as opposed to last year when I worked on my strengths," said Subban. When asked to specify what exactly he's been working on, the young netminder dodged the question, saying "I don't know. You'll have to ask my trainer."
Subban not concerned with Rask's contract | 07/11/2013 7:56 AM
NewsMalcolm Subban isn't concerned about the implications of Tuukka Rask's eight-year contract.
ImpactSubban is a highly regarded goaltending prospect, but he's not ready to play at the NHL level yet. "I'm not playing (in the NHL) yet. I'm not even in the AHL yet," Subban said yesterday after the first practice of the B's development camp at Ristuccia Arena. "I've still got a lot of work to do to get there before that even enters my mind. Right now, it's getting ready to even contend at that level. I don't think I'm there yet. I feel like I have a big summer coming ahead. Going from the OHL to the AHL or the NHL is a huge step and that's my focus right now." Subban is expected to start the 2013-14 campaign with AHL Providence.
Bruins GM: 'I'm not trading Malcolm Subban' | 03/27/2013 5:04 PM
NewsBoston GM Peter Chiarelli isn't interested in moving prospect Malcolm Subban.
ImpactThe Bruins selected him in the first round, 24th overall, in the 2012 draft and his name has come up as a possible trade piece in rumored trades involving Calgary's Jarome Iginla. "I can tell you this: I'm not trading Malcolm Subban," Chiarelli told 98.5 The Sports Hub. "He's young. He's a very good goalie prospect and I see him in our future and being a big part of our future. We've got some goalie depth, but I'm telling you I'm not trading Malcolm Subban. There are other players, and we've got a fairly well-stocked cupboard of prospects, but I'm not trading Malcolm Subban."
Subban relieves Binnington in WJC loss | 01/05/2013 10:37 AM
NewsMalclolm Subban was saddled with the loss in Canada's 6-5 overtime defeat at the hands of the Russians at the World Junior Championships.
ImpactSubban relieved starter Jordan Binnington at the 7:54 mark of the first period after the latter allowed three goals on only five shots. Binnington had replaced Subban as the team's starter following Subban's less than stellar performance against the Americans on Thursday. Although it can't be said that Canada's shaky goaltending was the only reason the team did not win a medal for the first time in 14 years, it sure was a primary factor.
Subban shouldn't be blamed for Canada's loss | 01/03/2013 6:25 PM
NewsMalcolm Subban was pulled after allowing four goals on 16 shots during his two periods of work in Thursday's semifinal loss to the United States.
ImpactHe will receive criticism for being decisively outplayed by American counterpart John Gibson in the match, but the loss cannot be solely placed on his shoulders. "I thought we left him out to dry," said Canada coach Steve Spott. "The goals they scored were quality goals. I was not disappointed with Malcolm at all." Team USA was simply put the better and more prepared squad. They outworked the favored Canadians up and down the ice. Team Canada was victimized for turning the puck over several times in the game and they were caught flat-footed frequently as well. They'll need to get back to playing with emotion and intelligence when they meet Russia for a chance at bronze on Saturday.
Spott's support motivates Malcolm Subban | 01/01/2013 1:57 PM
NewsMalcolm Subban appreciates the confidence that Team Canada coach Steve Spott has displayed in him during the World Junior Championship.
Impact"He showed he has a lot of faith in me and I really don't want to let him down," said Subban following Monday's win over Russia. "I'm trying my hardest to play well and hopefully I can keep that up for the rest of tournament." Subban didn't have a good selection camp and his work in the pre-tournament didn't inspire confidence either, but Spott has handed him the reigns so far and the move has paid off. Subban posted four wins and no losses in the preliminary round, to go with a 2.00 goals-against average. He has also stopped 107 of the 115 shots thrown his way.
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