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Bruins select goaltender Malcolm Subban with first-round pick

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: