P.K. Subban came home on the weekend and gave his Jamaican-Canadian fans – but not Leafs fans – one more reason to love him.
The Montreal Canadiens star defenceman, born in Toronto of Jamaican parents, played at the Air Canada Centre Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs, beating the Leafs 4-3 with a shootout goal.
With the win, the Canadiens clinched the Atlantic Division title and a berth in the Stanley Cup Finals now that the regular NHL season is over.
“First of all, it’s been a successful season for us,” Subban said post-game.
“Getting 110 points and 50 wins is a big deal for our group and I think it is well-deserved. We played hard all year and now it’s great to know we’re going to focus on the playoffs.
“We haven’t put a lot of time into thinking about who we’re going to play but we know we have to go through everyone to win a Stanley Cup.
P.K., 25, and his two brothers, Malcolm and Jordan, all played for the Belleville Bulls of the OHL during their junior careers. Malcolm is a goaltender who was selected by the Boston Bruins in the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Jordan was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the fourth round of the 2013 Entry Draft.
P.K. who wears No. 76 amassed 15 goals and 45 assists for 60 points in the 2014-15 regular season.