One of the Subban brothers is joining the Washington Capitals’ AHL-affiliate Hershey Bears.
Hershey bolstered their blue line on Wednesday, inking Jordan Subban to a one-year AHL contract. He’s the younger brother of P.K. and Malcolm Subban, who play for the New Jersey Devils and Chicago Blackhawks.
The right-hand shot was taken in the fourth round of the 2013 NHL Draft by the Vancouver Canucks and was an OHL All-Star. He also had the most goals by OHL defensemen in 2014-15 with 25.
He’s an offensive defenseman who shows great speed and skating ability, and his hockey IQ serves him well when it comes to getting the puck up ice and making smart plays. On the other side of the puck, he’s able to read his opponents well and stay proactive.
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Vancouver traded the AHL All-Star to the Los Angeles Kings in 2017 in exchange for now-Capitals forward Nic Dowd. He then laced ’em up for the Ontario Reign, where he skated alongside current Bears captain Matt Moulson. In 36 games with the Reign in 2017-18, he registered four goals, eight points and a +/- rating of minus-9.
He rebounded with the Toronto Marlies in 2018-19, dishing three goals and 18 points and a minus-1 rating. Most recently, he played in the Austrian Hockey League with the Dornbirn Bulldogs and had five goals and 16 points in 47 games.
Working under new head coach Scott Allen, Subban will get the chance to get back on track and find a spark offensively. He’s a strong, talented right-handed shot who should not only providse depth but also get involved in the rush. The 26-year-old joins a solid Hershey defense, which will likely feature Alex Alexeyev, Lucas Johansen and more in 2021-22. Martin Fehervary is likely to make the NHL jump this upcoming season.
All three Subban brothers are now playing in the pros in North America.