4. D Jordan Subban (4.5)
“He will be an amazing player, and I think that a lot of people might look past him, but they’re going to be surprised in the near future how good he is because I really do think he has a lot more potential than both myself and Malcolm” — P.K. Subban.
That’s right, Norris Trophy Winner and Olympic gold medal winner P.K. Subban thinks his little brother Jordan could be better than him. Have the Canucks ever been that lucky?
Indeed, Jordan Subban is proving to be an exceptional offensive player. The 115th-overall pick of the 2013 Draft, Subban has 10 goals and 31 points in 49 games for the Utica Comets this season, ranking fourth in team scoring. Crazy for a rookie defenceman.
Not only his passing and shooting skill make Subban a dangerous player. His skating, mobility and stick-work really help him as well. Luckily, those skills are also extremely important for the defensive side of his game.
Subban needs to work on his defensive awareness and overall defensive game, but he is making big strides. At 5-foot-9, he will never be an overly physical player, but that is not what he is supposed to be.
If the Canucks are lucky, they have their very own P.K. in the system. Wait, that is incorrect. They have Jordan in the system — which may be even better, according to P.K. himself.
Floor: AHL defenceman
Ceiling: NHL top-four defenceman
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