Throughout his career, New Jersey Devils, defensive end PK. Subban has proven to be a big impact player, playing a key role in all three of the organizations he played during his 11-year NHL career. That impact was felt on his return to Nashville when the devils watched the Dogs on Saturday.
In his first game back at the Bridgestone Arena since trading in New Jersey in June, Subban received a video tribute to the jumbotron, followed by a persistent crowd conservatism. As commentators have noted, Preds GM David Poile said Subban’s three years with the team were “the best three years of our hockey life in Nashville”.
The Predators acquired the 30-year-old blueliner in one-for-one trading in 2016 in exchange for Shea Weber. In his three seasons with the club, Subban has scored 35 goals and 130 points, helping Nashville reach the 2017 Stanley Cup Final, in addition to three playoff games, two Central Division titles and one Western Conference Final. in 2017-18.
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Subban also received a warm, emotional homecoming in 2017 when he returned to Montreal for the first time since being released to the Predators, receiving a video tribute and standing ovation from Habs fans at the Bell Center.
P.K Subban gets emotional on his return to the Bell Center while playing in the Montreal Canadiens. This is awesome! ???????????? pic.twitter.com/wCR0MWiUYD
– South Bar N Celly ™ (@BarSouthNCelly) March 3, 2017
Through 28 games with the Devils this season, Subban has two goals, five points and a minus-12 rating.