Jordan Subban
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Jordan Subban

Hometown:

Rexdale Ontario

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1995-03-03

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2013

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2013

Height:

5-9

Acquired:

4th round (115th overall), 2013

Weight:

177 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2010-11: Jordan Subban was an assistant captain and skated in 68 games for the Toronto Marboros minor midget AAA team. He scored 21 goals with 43 assists and had 64 penalty minutes. In four games at the OHL Cup he scored 1 goal with 1 assist and had 4 penalty minutes. Subban played for Team Ontario at the Canada Winter Games; scoring 4 goals with 8 penalty minutes in six games. He was selected by Belleville in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2011 OHL Priority Draft.

2011-12: Subban played 55 games for the Belleville Bulls in his first OHL season and played for Canada Ontario at the 2012 U17 World Hockey Challenge. He scored 5 goals with 15 assists and was -22 with 31 penalty minutes during the OHL regular season. Belleville finished second in the East Division. Subban played in 5 of 6 games during the first round playoff series with Ottawa and was -1 with no points and 4 penalty minutes. Playing for the gold medal-winning Canada Ontario squad at the WHC he scored 1 goal with 2 assists and had 6 penalty minutes in six games.

2012-13: Subban was the leading scorer amongst defensemen for the Belleville Bulls in his second season after representing Canada at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial U18 Tournament in August. He had 1 assist in five games as Canada captured the gold medal in the tournament. Subban scored 15 goals with 36 assists and was plus-22 with 47 penalty minutes; skating in all 68 games for the Bulls. Belleville finished first in the East Division and reached the playoff semifinals. Subban scored 2 goals with 3 assists and was +10 with 20 penalty minutes in 17 playoff games. Ranked 81st amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting mid-term rankings, Subban was ranked 55th in the final rankings and was selected by Vancouver in the fourth round (115th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft.

2013-14: Subban returned to Belleville for his third OHL season after attending training camp with the Canucks. He scored 12 goals with 30 assists and was -11 with 63 penalty minutes in 66 regular season games. The Bulls finished fourth in the East Division, one point ahead of the Ottawa 67’s, as both teams missed the OHL playoffs. 

Talent Analysis

Subban is the younger brother of Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban and Boston goaltending prospect Malcolm Subban. While his skill set does not appear to be on the elite level of his brothers and he is smaller than most NHL defensemen there are characteristics of his game that attract attention. An offensively-inclined defenseman with a heavy shot and solid skating abilities, he relishes the physical side of the game and is not afraid to compete with players who are much bigger in stature. As with many young defensemen who like to join the attack Subban is a work in progress when it comes to realizing his defensive responsibilities.

Future

Subban attended his second training camp with the Canucks before returning to Belleville at the start of the 2014-15 season. Now in his fourth OHL season, he is an assistant captain and topped the 20-goal mark for the first time in his career. Yet to sign a contract with the Canucks, he must be signed by Vancouver by June 2015 or would re-enter the NHL draft. Long-term he projects as a Torey Krug-type playmaking defenseman with a bite to his game. To reach that potential at the NHL level he must continue to refine all aspects of his play and become much more consistent in the defensive aspects of the game.

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