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Bruins select goaltender Malcolm Subban with first-round pick

Posted By Kevin Dillon On June 22, 2012 @ 10:24 pm In General | 1 Comment

The Bruins selected goaltender Malcolm Subban [1] with their first round pick (24th overall) of the NHL [2] draft Friday.

Subban played for the Belleville Bulls [3] of the Ontario Hockey League last year and was the top-ranked North American goaltending prospect [4] by NHL [5] Central Scouting. In the 2011-12 season with the Bulls, Subban recorded a 2.50 GAA and a .923 save percentage in 39 games played. The Rexdale, Ontario, native is 6-foot-1 and weighs 188 pounds.

Malcolm is the brother of Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban [6], who is a common antagonist [7] for Boston fans in the Original Six rivalry. After Boston selected him, Malcolm did not shy away from the rivalry with his brother.

‘€œThe rivalry’€™s just about to begin,’€ Subban said, according to The Boston Globe [8]. ‘€œI don’€™t know if he’€™s going to like me too much. To be honest, I never really liked him too much.’€

The selection comes following recent reports that Tim Thomas [9] will not be playing with the Bruins next season [10] and has waived his no-trade clause [11].

Here is a draft preview video about Subban:

Also, here is game highlights from a game between Subban’s Belleville Bulls and the Mississauga Majors in March:

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[1] Malcolm Subban: http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/malcolm_subban/

[2] NHL: http://media.weei.com/hockey/nhl.htm

[3] Belleville Bulls: http://www.bellevillebulls.com/roster/show/id/1139

[4] top-ranked North American goaltending prospect: http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospectbrowse.htm?cat=3

[5] NHL: http://media.weei.com/hockey/nhl-hockey.htm

[6] P.K. Subban: http://canadiens.nhl.com/club/player.htm?id=8474056

[7] common antagonist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heF3OY2Pnoo

[8] according to The Boston Globe: http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/extras/bruins_blog/2012/06/bruins_select_m.html

[9] Tim Thomas: http://media.weei.com/hockey/tim-thomas.htm

[10] will not be playing with the Bruins next season: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2012/06/01/peter-chiarelli-conference-call-bruins-not-expecting-return-of-tim-thomas-joe-corvo/

[11] waived his no-trade clause: http://tracking.si.com/2012/06/22/bruins-goalie-tim-thomas-waves-no-trade-clause/

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