Malcolm Subban

by Paul Zwambag on February 3, 2018

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Catches: L

Height: 6-02

Weight: 201

Born: 1993-12-21

Hometown: Rexdale, Ontario

Drafted: 24th overall by Boston in 2012







February 2018 – Malcolm Subban has done a remarkable job stabilizing the expansion Vegas Golden Knights’ crease during a tumultuous year in terms of goaltending injuries. As a rookie, Subban has posted an 11-3-1 record between the pipes including a seven-game win streak while starter M-A Fleury was on the shelf. Despite losing his last two starts, Subban looks destined to becoming an eventual starting goalie in the NHL in the next couple of years. Mason Black


October 2017 – Subban has suffered a lower-body injury, expected to miss four weeks. he has been placed on Injured Reserve until further notice. Subban won both games he started, but was injured in his third start against the Blues. Paul Zwambag


October 2017 – Subban started his first game with the Golden Knights against his former club, the Boston Bruins. Subban looked great (minus the all-white mask) making 21 saves for his first victory, and was exactly 30 seconds short of his first career shutout. What a feeling that would have been to get a win against his former club and be 30 seconds from shutting them out. Malcolm Subban is worth a look in all leagues, if you are in need of a goaltender. Paul Zwambag


October 2017 – Malcolm Subban has been claimed on waivers by the Vegas Golden Knights. An interesting situation for Subban, who will slot into their #3 goalie in Vegas' depth chart. He will still need to clear waivers if Vegas intends to send him to the AHL. If you are thinking he could be added in a trade, think again. A claimed player off of waivers is ineligible to be traded for one year, unless it is to the team who put him on waivers. Subban may be stuck as a number three goalie who won't put on the pads very often. Continue to watch Subban's situatin with eyes wide open. Paul Zwambag


October 2017 – Former first round pick Malcolm Subban has been placed on waivers by the Boston Bruins. Subban has had an up-and-down career thus far with the Bruins organization, posting respectable numbers in the AHL but getting absolutely lit up in his brief time in the NHL. Subban has been replaced in the depth chart by McIntyre and Vladar, and this roster move is likely designed to free up space for their continued development. There should be another team in the NHL willing to take a chance on the former top pick. Stay tuned. Mike Drover


June 2017 – Still not close to a starting position in Boston, Malcolm Subban continues to put up so-so numbers for the Providence Bruins. This past season Subban saw 31 minutes of ice time in the NHL and allowed three goals while posting an abysmal .813 SV%. Unfortunately for him that's the one everyone is going to remember since it was the only look he got in the NHL all year. After that game, Subban returned to the Providence Bruins and posted a respectable but unspectacular .917 SV% and 2.41 GAA en route to a 11-14-1 season. Subban did show signs of life in a brief playoff appearance with the junior B's though with a strong .937 SV% in three losing efforts. Malcolm continues to develop in the Bruins organisation and at only 23 years old there's still lots of time for him to become a solid asset. Subban will need to take a step forward soon however or risks getting overtaken in the depth chart by Zane McIntyre. Mike Drover 


October 2016 Injuries to both Tuukka Rask and Anton Khudobin has opened up a position on the Bruins for Malcolm Subban. At 0-3-1, Subban has been awful so far this season, posting a porous .846 save percentage to go along with 4.50 GAA. Though Subban doesn't appear NHL ready at this point in his career he will likely get starts for the Bruins while Rask and Khudobin are on the shelf. -Mike Drover 


February 2016Subban will be out for eight weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured larynx. The young goalie took a puck to the throat during warm ups and was rushed to hospital. Subban is in the midst of a strong year in Providence, with a 2.46 GAA and 0.911 save percentage. We wish Subban a speedy recovery. Michael Boeckler


February 2015 – Subban had a disappointing first start with the Bruins, when he allowed three goals on six shots in St. Louis. All the cliches apply here though - it was only one game, and goalies do take longer to develop than skaters. Look for Subban to finish off the year strongly in Providence. He'll be back. Michael Boeckler


February 2015 – Malcolm Subban has been recalled by Boston and could play in his first NHL game this week.  Subban is scheduled to stay with the Bruins for a week or two while Niklas Svedberg completes a conditioning stint in Providence. A start for Subban is unlikely, however, as Boston is in a tight playoff race. Nevertheless he'll get his first taste with the big club and could be back full-time as soon as next season. Michael Boeckler


October 2014 – Malcolm Subban has been sent back to the AHL to spend another year with the Providence Bruins. Subban was a long shot to earn the B's back-up role this season - it was clearly Niklas Svedberg's job to lose. Subban is still one of the top goalie prospects in hockey today, but it will likely take an injury for him to get chance at the NHL level this year. Michael Boeckler


November 2013 – Malcolm Subban was the talk of the AHL world after dropping the trapper and blocker to fight Rangers prospect goaltender Scott Stajcer in a spirited tilt (video below). Through six AHL games with Providence, Subban sports a 2-3-0-0 record with a respectable 2.48 GAA and .913 save percentage. Brendan Ross


September 2013 – Malcolm Subban will spend the year in Providence after the Bruins assigned him there in the later rounds of training day cuts.  The top prospect had a solid training camp, though it ended on a poor note when he got hammered for eight goals by the Red Wings on home ice.  Subban still has a very bright future but it may be several more years (at least) before he makes a real impact in the NHL.  Michael Boeckler


July 2013 – Malcolm Subban is coming off a very successful third year with the Belleville Bulls finishing with the OHL’s best GAA (2.14) and posting the league’s best save percentage (.934). Subban will spend the summer preparing for the Bruins’ upcoming training camp and will likely find himself competing for the Providence Bruins’ (AHL) starters position come Fall of 2013. Brendan Ross


February 2013 – Bruins 2012 1st round selection, Malcolm Subban has been named the Canadian Hockey League's Vaughn Goaltender of the Week (ending February 24th) after posting a 3-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory and a goals against average of 1.67 and save percentage of .952. Subban's Belleville Bulls have been a rock defensively this season so his statistics are a bit skewed but he is definitely a difference maker between the pipes. Brendan Ross


December 2012 - Malcolm Subban was one of four goaltenders invited to take part in Canada's National Junior Selection camp for the 2013 World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia. Subban is the favourite to lead Canada between the pipes heading into camp and his play for the Belleville Bulls shows that he can be a big-game performer. Brendan Ross


November 2012 – After signing with Boston and returning to Belleville, Subban has been rather strong and continues to show growth. He has compiled an excellent 2.24 goals against average and a sparkling .930 save percentage. Recently, he shutout the skilled Russian, Super Series team through his half of the game. Jason Banks


October 2012 - Malcolm Subban was named to the 2012 Subway Super Series Team OHL Roster slated to compete in a six-game series versus the Russian National Junior Team in November. Brendan Ross


June, 2012 - The second goaltender selected, Malcolm Subban becomes property of the Boston Bruins after being selected 24th overall. Brendan Ross


March, 2012  – The younger brother of Montreal Canadiens defender P.K. Subban might play a different position, but he is no less talented. Belleville Bulls’ goaltending prospect Malcolm Subban is arguably the best North American netminder of the 2012 draft class. Blessed with athleticism and a fiery work ethic, Subban placed among the top five in goals against average and save percentage in 2011-12. John Canario

Fantasy Outlook: B+
He is still a few years away from contributing in fantasy, as he has yet to be drafted and NHL teams generally don’t rush their netminders along. If he continues to develop at his current rate, he could be a reliable starting NHL goaltender in a few years.



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