- Day 8: Malcolm Subban, G, Belleviille, 1 NA goalie.
Malcolm Subban didn’t play goal until he was 12 years old but six years later he is poised to become the first goalie selected at the draft.
“I wanted to be a goalie from house league on My dad (Karl) was a coach when I was a player and he wasn’t too fond of me being a goalie,” Malcolm said. “It was really expensive and he thought I was a pretty good defenceman. He wanted me to play there.”
At six-foot-one, Subban, younger brother of Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban, has overcome a lack of experience with a great work ethic and outstanding athletic ability and a studied approach to his position.
For the short-term, being P.K.’s little brother gains Malcolm the most attention but they are very different people. P.K. is gregarious; he once filled one combine interview with a single answer.
Malcolm is laid-back by comparison but scouts love his explosive movements in the blue paint and the rapid improvement in technique. He is a marvelous skater.
In his second season with the Bulls, Subban delivered a .923 save percentage and a 2.50 GAA.