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Subban joins Team Canada at Worlds

May 13, 2013, 5:41 PM EDT

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After a quick ouster from the Stanley Cup playoffs, PK Subban is right back at it.

The Montreal defenseman was named to Team Canada’s entry at the 2013 World Hockey Championships on Monday, primed to join the club in time for the tournament quarterfinals.

Subban, 24, has never represented Canada internationally at the senior level, but twice won gold at the World Juniors in 2008 and 2009.

He’ll join Team Canada on the heels of arguably his finest professional season.

Subban had 11G-27A-38PTS in 42 games this year and garnered his first-ever Norris nomination as the league’s top defenseman.

He averaged over 23 minutes a night for the Canadiens and led the league in d-man scoring (he was the only blueliner to score 11 goals this year.)

Canada finished round-robin play with a 5-1-1 record and could finish first in its group, depending on what Switzerland does against Belarus on Monday.

  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - May 13, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    NORRIS TROPHY WINNER

  2. scottybcboy - May 13, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Disappointing news, I mean after adding such a class act like Hamhuis I thought Canada would avoid this guy. PK has a ton of talent but little of anything else that represents Hockey Canada.

  3. thehighcountrybear - May 13, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Booking passage on the olympic train…Stevie knows!

    PK rocks…excellent addition!

  4. jonkchar - May 13, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    I dunno if anyone can beat Canada this time around

  5. einjzmolf - May 13, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Stick that in your pipe and smoke it, Mr. Yzerman!

  6. lonespeed - May 13, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    So glad PK is Canadian and not American. He should probably be French though.

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