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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 draft Friday.

Subban played for the Belleville Bulls [2] of the Ontario Hockey League last year and was the top-ranked North American goaltending prospect [3] by NHL 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 [4], who is a common antagonist [5] for Boston fans in the Original Six rivalry. After Boston selected him, Malcolm did not shy away from the rivalry with his brother.

“The rivalry’s just about to begin,” Subban said, according to The Boston Globe [6]. “I 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 will not be playing with the Bruins next season [7] and has waived his no-trade clause [8].

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

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

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

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

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

[7] 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/

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

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