E:60 Profile illustrates why PK Subban is one of the most important and beloved hockey players in NHL
Ahead of the Stanley Cup Final, ESPN released an E:60 Profile on the Nashville Predators’ PK Subban.
The Norris Trophy-winning defenseman has become one of the most popular players in the league, but he’s had his challenges along the way. One of only 86 black players to ever play in the NHL, Subban has dealt with racism throughout his career. One of the most colorful players in the league, Subban has been criticized by traditionalists for his exuberant celebrations and audacious style. Subban has dealt with these issues with class and confidence, never straying from who he is.
“There’s only 700 hockey players in the league. If all of them sound the same, that’s boring,” Subban said.
“Can I not enjoy playing in the NHL? Can I not enjoy scoring a goal? I mean, I really don’t care if you don’t like it or not,” Subban continued. “It’s not that it’s disrespectful to the game, but, I’m sorry, when I score a goal in the National Hockey League against the best players in the world, if I get excited and I want to show my emotions, I will.”