Predators’ P.K. Subban is one of the most elite players in the NHL. Subban 28, who won the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenseman in 2013 and was a finalist for the award in 2015, has been playing in the NHL for eight seasons.
Subban helped lead the Predators to the Stanley Cup playoffs with 10 goals, and 30 assists in the regular season. As the Preds contend with the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference Final, it marks the third time the All-Star defenseman has reached this point in the postseason.
Here’s more about Subban’s net worth, salary and contract:
1. Subban Was Drafted By Montreal in 2007
Subban was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the second round, 43rd overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Two weeks after his last junior game in May 2009, Subban was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract by the Canadiens. His first call-up to Montreal was on February 11, 2010 and the next day, he made his NHL debut against the Philadelphia Flyers, registering an assist– his first of many NHL points.
The following season, Subban became the first Canadiens rookie defenseman to score a hat-trick in a game, which resulted in an 8–1 victory over the Minnesota Wild.
Subban played in a total of 81 games during the 2011-12 season in which he recorded seven goals, and 29 assists. He tied for second on the team with five power play goals. Subban became a free agent after that season.
2. Subban’s Net Worth Is Estimated at $25 Million
Subban’s net worth has been pegged around $25 million by Celebrity Net Worth.
Forbes ranked Subban as the sixth highest-paid player in the NHL with an annual salary of $11 million. Jonathan Toews, Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane, Anze Kopitar, and Alex Ovechkin rank ahead of him– compiling the top five.
3. Subban Signed a Two-Year, $5.75 Million Deal With Montreal
As a restricted free agent, Subban sat out the first four games of the 2012–13 season, which was postponed until January 2013 as a result of a labor lock-out.
On January 28, 2013, Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced the signing of Subban to a two-year, $5.75 million contract.
4. Subban Signed an Eight-Year Contract Extension Worth $72 million in 2014
In the 2013-14 season, Subban notched 10 goals and 43 assists– the sixth-most points by a defenseman. He also helped lead the Canadiens to the Eastern Conference Final.
In August 2014, Subban and Montreal agreed on an eight-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season. The contract is worth $72 million total, with an average annual value of $9 million. At the time, it made Subban highest paid blue liner in the NHL and the league’s third highest paid player.
The deal appeared to solidify that Subban was a franchise cornerstone for Montreal.
However, in a move that stunned many fans, Subban was traded to the Nashville Predators in June 2016.
“It’s give and take. I’ve done a lot of things in that community and they have supported me since the day I was drafted. I’ve always felt wanted by the fans and the community there,” Subban told ESPN following the trade. “On the business side of things, the Montreal Canadiens paid me a lot of money two years ago to do what I do for a living and at end of the day, I just wanted to come in and do my job. But obviously, right now, I’m going to a team that wants me and the Montreal Canadiens felt they had to take it down a different path.”
The Predators acquired Subban in a trade for former captain Shea Weber.
“It’s a hell of an opportunity I was given to come into Nashville,” Subban said during a radio appearance in Canada this week, according to the Nashville Post. “When you’re getting traded, you don’t have control of where you go.
“When I think of it this way, I wouldn’t want to be any other place.”
5. Subban Earns $1.5 Million in Endorsements
As one of the league’s top defensemen, Subban executes thrilling plays on a nightly basis. His elite level of play is matched by a fiery personality– making him one of the NHL’s most marketable players.
Subban has endorsement deals with Gatorade, Samsung, Air Canada, Bridgestone, and Scotiabank. The defenseman earns an annual figure of $1.5 million in endorsements, according to Forbes.