• SHARE:
  • email
  • Bookmark and Share

Bruins take G Malcolm Subban in first round of NHL draft

BOSTON - The Boston Bruins chose goalie Malcolm Subban, the younger brother of Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban, in the first round of the NHL draft on Friday night.

The Bruins selected Subban, who played two seasons for Belleville in the Ontario Hockey League, with the No. 24 pick in Pittsburgh. Boston has no selections in the second round, scheduled for Saturday when the last six rounds will be conducted.

With Tim Thomas saying he plans to take the coming season off, and Tuukka Rask poised to replace him as the Bruins' No. 1 goalie, Subban adds depth to the position.

Thomas, who has a year left on his contract at $5 million, waived his no-trade clause last week, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Friday.

Subban, 18, was 25-14 with a 2.50 goals-against average and .923 save percentage last season when he was burdened by groin and ankle injuries. In the previous season, he had a 3.16 goals against average and .900 save percentage in 32 games.

He joins Niklas Svedberg as the two goalies added by the Bruins since the 2011 Stanley Cup champions were eliminated in the first round this year by Washington. Svedberg, 22, signed a two-year deal on May 29 after three seasons in the Swedish Elite League.

More Stories

NHL PREVIEW: EA simulation predicts Kings win Cup again, downing the Bruins

TORONTO - The Los Angeles Kings will hoist the Stanley Cup for the second year in a row and...

Cal Clutterbuck scores go-ahead goal with 3:19 left to lead Islanders over Bruins 5-3

BOSTON - Cal Clutterbuck scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:19 left in the third period, sending...

NHL PREVIEW: Subban and Luongo among players to watch in the 2014-15 NHL season

The 2014-15 NHL season opens Oct. 8. Here are 10 players fans should keep an eye on: P.K....

Chiarelli completes Bruins roster with defencemen Krug, Smith

BOSTON - It took Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli 10 days into training camp, but he...
blog comments powered by Disqus

THN on Twitter

Do you think Capitals star Nicklas Backstrom can eventually pass Mats Sundin as the No. 1 Swedish scorer in NHL history?




Contests

Our Partners