P.K. Subban, a 33-year-old long time NHL defenseman, recently spoke out about his disappointment in not receiving a concrete offer from any team in the NHL this summer. Despite his impressive career statistics and accolades, including a Norris trophy for being the best defenseman in the league during the 2012-2013 season, Subban found himself without a team to play for.
In an interview, Subban stated that money was never a concern for him and that his main priority was the opportunity to come in and help a team win. He had hoped to win a Stanley Cup and was surprised that the opportunities to do so were not presented to him.
Subban revealed that Edmonton and Carolina had shown some interest in him, but nothing major came out of it. He did not have any discussions with the Maple Leafs as they were not interested in signing him.
Subban played in 834 games in the NHL, where he recorded 115 goals and 352 assists for a total of 467 points. He was known for his offensive and defensive abilities as well as his leadership on and off the ice. It is a shame that a player of his caliber was not given the chance to contribute to a contending team’s success.
While Subban’s future in the NHL looks to be over with the start of his new media career, it is clear that he is disappointed that he was not given the opportunity to try and help a team win a Stanley Cup, and is out of the NHL at 33.