NHL defenceman P.K. Subban announced his retirement after 13 seasons in the league, and fans are digging up their favourite Pernell-Karl moments.
Electrifying in his prime, Subban marched to the beat of his own drum as a player, and did so in his retirement message.
“I never looked at myself or ever felt I was ‘just a hockey player.’ I always looked at myself as a person who happened to play hockey,” Subban said.
The defenceman, who played for the Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, and New Jersey Devils, had many highlights in his career, including a Norris trophy win for best blueliner and a Stanley Cup Finals appearance. Fans shared a few of their faves on Twitter.
here’s one of favourite goals scored by PK Subban. PK was one of my favourite players growing up, he was so fun to watch play during his time as a montreal canadien. thank you for everything you did for the habs, enjoy retirement suby ❤️ pic.twitter.com/PLihu5h3oW
— ava (@teapottoffoIi) September 20, 2022
Will never forget the moment P.K. Subban scored his first goal for the #Preds in his first game. At home in front of a very loud Bridgestone against the Blackhawks.
Happy retirement, @PKSubban1! pic.twitter.com/3jaVwRIVRg
— Alex Daugherty (@AlexDaugherty1) September 20, 2022
I will NEVER Forget P.K. Subban's Reception at The Bell Centre! Happy Retirement PK. 💙❤️ pic.twitter.com/jfruzbjy7T
— JeSuisCH🔟RIPGuyLafleur (@HabsHappy) September 20, 2022
PK Subban defined an electrifying era of Habs hockey that came with regular playoff success and regular season excitement.
Some fun clips: pic.twitter.com/hS12XzqIoD
— Shaun Hashim (@shaunhashim) September 20, 2022
I don't think anything in sports has made me cheer as loud as I did on the P.K. Subban bee sting. It's my all time sports moment. A clean body check so good it stopped the game. pic.twitter.com/NXLTehDzS3
— 𝔸𝔸ℝ𝕆ℕ 𝕀𝕊 ℙ𝕃𝔸𝕐𝕀ℕ𝔾 𝕀𝕄𝕄𝕆ℝ𝕋𝔸𝕃𝕀𝕋𝕐 (@AaronWrotkowski) September 20, 2022
Subban is not expected to remain far from the game. The three-time all-star has been an analyst on ESPN and will star in the show P.K.’s Places, part of the expansion of Peyton Manning’s Peyton’s Places universe on ESPN+.