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 Central Scouting's mid-term rankings, Subban was ranked 55th in the final rankings prior to the 2013 NHL Draft.

 

Talent Analysis

Subban has received a lot of attention in this league -- and most definitely will at the NHL Draft -- simply due to his name. With older brothers P.K. and Malcolm being second- and first-round selections, respectively, he has a lot to live up to.

While Subban likely will be drafted in the third or fourth round, he just doesn’t have the same upside as his brothers. He’s got a good, heavy shot and solid skating abilities, but is shorter than what’s usually desired. Subban also needs to work on his defensive responsibilities.

What the youngest Subban brother brings to the table is intelligence – he named to the OHL’s Scholastic Team this year. He transfers that intelligence on the ice, where he plays a solid, smart offensive game.

 

Future

Subban will return to the Bellewille Bulls in the OHL, where he will be counted on to continue leading Bulls' defensemen in scoring. In addition, Canucks' management will ensure that his training continues in the defensive aspects of the game.

 

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