Friday, September 7, 2012

Bruins sign Subban to 3-year entry-level contract

It was announced on Thursday that the Bruins have signed goalie Malcolm Subban to a 3-year entry-level contract.

Subban, a 6'1", 188-pound goaltender from Rexdale, Ontario, was drafted by the Bruins 24th overall in the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He spent the 2011-12 season with the Ontario Hockey League’s Belleville Bulls, posting a 2.50 goals-against average and .923 save percentage, with a 25-14 record and three shutouts in 39 games. He ranked fourth among OHL goalies in goals-against average and fifth in save percentage.

The 18-year-old also played in six playoff games for the Bulls, posting a 2.93 goals-against average and .917 save percentage and earning a 2-3-1 record. Subban was named Vaughn OHL Goaltender of the Month in November of 2011, going 9-1-0 with a 1.48 goals-against average and .952 save percentage, and posting two shutouts. During the regular season, he was undefeated in three shootouts, stopping all 12 shots he faced. This past April, Subban was ranked the top North American draft-eligible goaltender in the Central Scouting Bureau's rankings release.

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